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Bessie, Billie & Nina — Pioneering Women in Jazz

Bessie, Billie & Nina — Pioneering Women in Jazz

Bessie, Billie & Nina — Pioneering Women in Jazz
2020-2021 Season

Performance Dates and Times

  • Sun, Mar 28, 2021 6:30 pm

About The Show

From the Jim Crow era-South through the turbulent 1960s, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone were among the most influential and popular singers of their times. They wielded their exceptional talents to combat racial prejudice, sexism, and poverty. They spoke to and for the disenfranchised as women, African Americans, and artists. Bessie, Billie & Nina — Pioneering Women in Jazz features three dynamic vocalists: Charenée Wade and Camille Thurman, and Tahira Clayton. Backed by an all-female band, they celebrate the enduring legacies of these iconic artists with performances of the classic songs.

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