A Tribute To Nina Simone Featuring Drea d’Nur
Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25
JazzBuffalo presents International vocalist, pianist, and Buffalo native Drea d’Nur. This dynamic vocalist melds jazz, blues, spiritual, protest, R&B, and love songs into powerful pieces that touch the soul.
Drea d’Nur is the creator of the musical reviews “The Spirit of Nina Simone”, which was performed at Kleinhans Music Hall, and “Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone”, which was performed at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to a capacity audience. She has also recorded the highly celebrated CD “Day of d’Nur.” In June of 2018, Drea d’Nur headlined for the Nina Simone Celebration Festival in Simone’s hometown of Tryon, North Carolina.
Most recently, Drea d’Nur performed to an overflowing audience of 250 people at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series produced by JazzBuffalo.
Drea d’Nur’s work has gained national and international praise. Her local work highlights the rich history of Black music and art in Buffalo. She is the 2017 Spark Awards Artist of the Year and has performed overseas, released two independent music projects, produced two short films about Nina Simone, directed a music video, and has album credits on the new Gorillaz album, HUMANZ.
This is a rare opportunity to hear Drea d’Nur perform her much celebrated tribute to Nina Simone: “Drea Sings Nina” in the intimate setting of the MusicalFare Theater Premier Cabaret Lounge. She’ll be joined by her musical friends Toney Rhodes on piano, Jerry Livingston on bass, and Carl “Flute” Johnson on drums.
This concert is sure to be a powerful and memorable musical experience.