INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN JAZZ
Sunday, April 28, 2024
HONORING MIRIAM MAKEBA
One of the world’s most prominent Black African jazz performers in the 20th century
who introduced to the world a unique blend of jazz-influenced balladry and rousing AFROBEATS!
Nina Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933, wasn't just a jazz singer. She was a fiery whirlwind of talent, activism, and raw emotion, leaving an indelible mark on music and society. Though categorized as jazz, her genre-bending sound incorporated blues, folk, gospel, and classical, reflecting the depth and complexity of her artistry and life.
Tina Turner Review - "a music legend and inspiration to divas everywhere"... “Even after the countless awards, the 180 million album sales, the record-breaking tours, and unforgettable acting roles, Tina will be remembered most through the sheer joy of her music,” Max Lousada, chief executive of recorded music for Warner Music Group, said in a statement. “So powerful is her extraordinary, universal appeal that there is no doubt she will continue to influence generations to come. She stands as the epitome of artistic self-empowerment.”
Join the jazz club!
Welcome to The Jazz Club
The membership is free. All members will have access to:
Free Concerts and a series of Special Events designed specifically to give you a full jazz experience featuring female musicians.
These ladies are Jazz Legends, whose music lives on...concerts from the Legends: Dinah Washington, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Austin, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, and Diane Schuur
Available to Jazz Club Members Only