Date: March 22, 2022 to March 22, 2022
Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road,, Sonoma County, California, United States, 95403
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
LBC Presents Bessie, Billie, & Nina – Pioneering Women in Jazz Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:30PM $35 & $49 Tickets on sale Friday, June 11th at 10am! Become a member to buy early and guarantee your tickets. Don’t wait until June 11th—call 707.546.3600 or join online! Produced by Grammy®-winning Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson), and with arrangements by pianist and musical director Carmen Staff (Dee Dee Bridgewater), Bessie, Billie, & Nina — Pioneering Women in Jazz features three dynamic vocalists, each a rising star in her own right. Charenée Wade and Camille Thurman are both regular performers with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Tahira Clayton is co-leader of Women in Jazz Organization. Presented in affiliation with WIJO and backed by an all-female band, Wade, Thurman, and Clayton celebrate the enduring legacies of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone with performances of classic songs by these iconic women and artists, including Bessie’s “Downhearted Blues,” Billie’s “Strange Fruit,” and Nina’s “Mississippi Goddam.” The musical and social legacies of Bessie, Billie, and Nina remain as relevant as ever. Their contributions resonate with today’s artists across many genres, as well as with ongoing movements toward progress and equality for women, African Americans, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Bessie, Billie, & Nina will entertain, inspire, and empower audiences during this pivotal time in our own history.