A spectacular night of jazz took place at MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge as vocalist Drea d’Nur enraptured the audience. Braving the storm, a full capacity were treated to Drea’s magical tribute to Nina Simone, presented by JazzBuffalo. Backed by Toney Rhodes on piano, Jerry Livingston on bass, and Carl “Flute” Johnson on drums, the trek through a wintery night was rewarded with a stellar musical experience.
Parading through signature songs such as “Aint’ Got No, I Got Life” and “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, Drea d’Nur emoted powerfully the essence of each song. With a beautiful presence, Drea delivered a commanding vocal performance. Captivating an engaging audience. Which, stood several times for a standing ovation.
What follows is the stunning photo gallery by JazzBuffalo contributor, Jack Zuff. In addition, thanks to our good friend of jazz, Linda Appleby, we have a video of Drea’s closing number. Enjoy!