Jazz à la Villette Festival: Hommage à Nina Simone

Jazz à la Villette Festival: Hommage à Nina Simone

One of the highlights of this year’s Jazz à la Villette Festival is a tribute to jazz and blues icon Nina Simone, who was known as the “high priestess of soul” and continues to fascinate fans around the world, more than a decade after her death. Last year, young French arranger and orchestrator Clément Ducol approached a diverse group of musicians – from Gregory Porter and Keziah Jones to Melody Gardot – to reinterpret the vocalist and pianist’s standards for an album entitled Autour de Nina.

This one-night-only performance will feature a handful of artists who appeared on the tribute album, including British vocalist Hugh Coltman, Swiss folk-blues chanteuse Sophie Hunger and French singer-songwriter Camille. By performing such classics as Sinnerman, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, I Put a Spell on You and Feeling Good, they’ll paint a modern portrait of Simone’s unforgettable musical heritage.

Jazz à la Villette Festival, Grande Salle, Philharmonie de Paris. September 6 at 8pm. Entry €22–€40. Tel: +33 1 44 84 44 84

From France Today magazine

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The French-Australian journalist and chanteuse has lived in Paris since 2006. Her career spans print, web, television and radio, with her recent work appearing in Elle, The Guardian, BBC Travel and the Sydney Morning Herald. You can also catch her on France 24, presenting the news and the culture show "Encore."

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