I love you Ms. Simone. I feel goosebumps every time I pick up this album. Just like I do every time I hear that little skip in I Love You Porgy. #NinaSimone#ClassicJazz#Mother
@meaganloves inspired me tonight... so I did a little sangin' from the couch #couchjams This was the very first song I heard #ninasimone sing... and everything after that moment was different... everything changed for me. That voice. That energy. Unmistakable and undeniably a true gem. I hope to sing this song live one day... it would mean a lot to me. #sugarinmybowl
This is the first drawing I did of #ninasimone with the concept of #debt tied in. I often feel like I owe a lot of people in my life debts for things they should give freely. Nina was mentored and financed early in her career by people with privilege that wanted to see her succeed but she carried that feeling of debt with her every day especially when the black community called on her to sing about and speak out against racism and white supremacy. Is authentic unconditional love a myth?
Dear Nina ... 💕🎶
MARCH 8th: Buffalo, NY
MARCH 29th: NYC
#Repost@rootstock.republic with @get_repost
New year. New projects. We’re so thrilled to unveil “Dear Nina” in collaboration with @drea_dnur this Spring 2018! If you’re in Buffalo, NY, please join us at @albrightknox on March 8 and if you’re in NYC, please join us at @joespub on March 29. We’re in celebration of Women’s History Month and uplifting the work, vision and legacy of #NinaSimone. Tickets on sale NOW (link in bio)! ‘Power, poise and passion reign supreme in this pairing of voice and strings that celebrates the legendary – and at times uncharted – canon of Nina Simone. Vocalist/pianist Drea d’Nur is accompanied by a 6-piece string ensemble, courtesy of Rootstock Republic, sharing center-stage in this uniquely intimate and newly orchestrated songbook of Nina’s love songs, blues and protest music.’ #dearnina#loveletter#ninasimone#strings#voice#piano#worldpremiere
FIRST SHOW OF THE YEAR!!
@wkamaubell playlist with the @oaksym and @jazzmafiaofficial!!
01.19 | 8pm | Paramount Theatre
Yours truly is going for your bones as I sing MISSISSIPPI GODDAM by her majesty Nina Simone!!
This is the New Years lift off!!
Orchestration by Adam Theis
Vocal Arr. Tossie Long, Sólás B. Lalgee
Oakland Symphony, Jazz Mafia featuring Tossie Long, @shesash8peshifter Zakiya Harris and @solas_b_lalgee
Last I heard there were only 3 tickets left!!😱😃👀😅😍