Make your Reservations Now!
Don’t miss this very special show! “Shades of Nina” – A Birthday Celebration of the Music and Memories of Nina Simone, will be performed at Los Angeles’ premiere jazz club,
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-466-2210 for reservations & information
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
8:30 PM (One Show)
$25 cover charge
We will be celebrating the great Nina Simone’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day, along with David Nathan and Barbara Collin’s birthdays!
This show will feature vocalist/author, David Nathan, singing sensation, Ledisi, jazz & blues vocalist/pianist, Sonji Kimmons, and song stylist,Thelma Jones performing selections from Nina Simone’s vast repertoire. This is a unique presentation of Ms. Simone’s songs, along with stories, and readings from the recent biography of Nina Simone, entitled, “Nina Simone: Break Down & Let it All Out” by David Nathan and his sister, Sylvia Hampton, published earlier this year.
A couple of surprise special guests may be added to the show!
Reservations are highly recommended. Admission is $25.00. For reservations, contact Catalina Bar & Grill at 323-466-2210. For further information Collin Artists at 323-467-4702.
David Nathan, vocalist and author, is also a well-known soul music historian. He founded the first-ever Nina Simone Appreciation Society in 1965. David was a personal friend of Ms. Simone. He is also the author of “The Soulful Divas” and has written for Blues & Soul Magazine and Billboard. With his unique vocal style and soulful interpretations, David’s debut release, “Reinvention”, continues to receive acclaim and gain popularity.
Ledisi is a phenomenal singer whose career has been gaining momentum. A vocalist with a “huge voice and stylistic flexibility”, she is a rising star. Catch her now!
Sonji Kimmons became an international musical and TV star while based in Switzerland, appeared with prominent orchestras, and is now gracing the stages of some of the best venues around, including Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Las Vegas. She is a master entertainer, a talented, skilled pianist and an inspiring jazz/blues vocalist.
N’dambi, another star on the rise, has produced CD’s with original, “mature, insightful lyrics and vocals that could stop a train dead in its tracks…Songs like “ode 2 nina”, “hot pearl c” and “black star” ensure N’dambi a place in the hallowed halls of soul superstardom.”
Thelma Jones is showstopper who has been described as “artistically sophisticated and vocally sassy…Approaching her fortieth year as a recording artist and soul music staple, she is not only ‘en vogue for 2005, she is also right on time.”
HONORING MS NINA SIMONE
Famed for such classics as “Feeling Good”, Four Women”, “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, and “I Put A Spell On You”, Nina Simone was an artist who defied easy classification. During her career, she recorded a total of 34 albums, encompassing music that ran the full spectrum from jazz, blues, and gospel to folk and calypso.
As a singer, she was universally admired for her highly emotional and expressive delivery and her unusually deep, stirring and rich voice. As a lifelong civil rights campaigner, she was often berated for her beliefs and vocal opinions. She was not to be silenced. Her song, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”, became the anthem for the civil rights movement.
Peace, love and blessings, Barbara