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 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).”
About the Artist:
Called “a true force of nature” and “in a league of her own” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK), Natalie Douglas is a Nightlife, two-time Backstage Bistro and twelve-time MAC *Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, and recipient of the 2014 Margaret Whiting & 2016 Donald F. Smith Awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Natalie’s portrait also hangs on the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame.
The popular artist and educator has spent the last few years brining her concerts, workshops and master classes to audience and students across the US (Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Café Carlyle, The Town Hall, Herbst Theatre, Thalian Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater & Appel Room) and the world, including appearances in the UK, Germany, Montenegro, Greece, Corsica Argentina and Mexico.
Natalie has a Bachelor’s Degree from USC in Theatre and Women’s Studies and hold a Master’s Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Theatre. For more information on Natalie Douglas, please visit nataliedouglas.com.
San Francisco, 94102