Discovering Nc Jazz Legends Part 2: Nina Simone at Charlotte Main Library

Lonnie Davis uploaded this event on October 30, 2019

Where

Charlotte Main Library
310 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC
Map

Discovering Nc Jazz Legends Part 2: Nina Simone at Charlotte Main Library

When

Fri, November 22, 2019
12:00 pm

Musicians

About

You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy this discussion over your lunch time.

This informative session is the second of a three-part “NC Jazz Legends” series funded by the generous support of the North Carolina Arts Council. Driven initially by The State of North Carolina’s proclamation of 2019 the Year of Music, this jazz series is part of an initiative called Come Hear NC. Come Hear NC is designed to celebrate North Carolinians groundbreaking contributions to music.

North Carolina native Nina Simone is regarded as one of the most influential recording artists of the 20th century. Rolling Stone named Simone the 29th greatest singer of all time. "Her honey-coated, slightly adenoidal cry was one of the most affecting voices of the civil rights movement". Simone originally trained as a classical pianist. She changed her name and accompanied herself singing, to be able to make a living playing at a nightclub. From there, her vocal style was born, blending classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop....

read more

About Vanessa Ferguson
Articles | Calendar | Discography | Photos | More...