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About This Event
To Nina… A Tribute to Nina Simone
Featuring Natalie Douglas
A pivotal artist of the Twentieth Century, Dr. Nina Simone was one of Natalie’s principal influences, filling her early musical memories with the dignity, grace and emotional power that was Nina Simone.
Honoring Nina’s spirit, Natalie, accompanied by Music Director, Brian Nash, performs songs recorded by the late legendary singer, including, George Gershwin’s “I Loves You Porgy,” Nina’s big hit “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” Dr. Simone’s composition “Mississippi Goddam,” the stirring “I Put a Spell On You,” and the ode to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Why (The King of Love is Dead).”
“I’m always delighted to find so many devoted Nina Simone fans all over the world. We love her not just because of her consummate artistry as songwriter/composer/singer and instrumentalist, but also because of her sincere commitment to the pursuit of justice. As the world begins to emerge from this unique global pause, it is more important than ever to honor her vision and follow in her footsteps — especially because she managed to find the joy in the struggle. To me, that is a facet of her genius we must never overlook.”
About the Artist:
Called “a true force of nature” by Clive Davis of The Times, twelve-time MAC, two-time Bistro, NYC Nightlife & BroadwayWorld Best Cabaret Vocalist Award winner, the sensational Natalie Douglas returns to Feinstein’s at The Nikko with her hit concert, “To Nina…a tribute to Nina Simone.”
Natalie is the 2014 recipient of the Margaret Whiting & the 2016 recipient of the Donald F. Smith Awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Her portrait also graces the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame. Natalie has wowed audiences on three continents with this critically acclaimed celebration of the iconic Dr. Nina Simone – a pivotal artist of the Twentieth Century and one of Natalie’s principal influences, filling her early musical memories with the dignity, grace and emotional power that was Nina Simone.
We will try to seat all parties of two or more together and appreciate your patience and understanding as we operate to maintain all safety guidelines. Doors open 45-minutes prior to curtain time. Seating will be based on party size, arrival time, and is up to the discretion of the management.
San Francisco, 94102