Natalie Douglas 'The Essential Nina Simone'

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Last Show: Saturday 3 rd February 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

The sensational Natalie Douglas returns to the Pheasantry with her hit Dr. Nina Simone tribute 'The Essential Nina Simone'. Sharing her gorgeous voice and fascinating stories of her subject, Natalie has created a new and stunning tribute to this pivotal artist of the Twentieth Century. Nina Simone was one of Natalie’s principal influences, filling her early musical memories with dignity, grace, and emotional power. Honoring Nina’s spirit, Natalie performs songs recorded by the late legendary singer, including, 'I Loves You Porgy', 'My Baby Just Cares for Me', 'Mississippi Goddam', 'I Put a Spell on You', and 'Why (The King of Love Is Dead)'. Don’t miss this fantastic celebration of the powerful 'griot', or storyteller, of the Great American Songbook - Eunice Waymon, or as the world better knows her, Dr. Nina Simone.

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"When the mood takes her, the American vocalist swings as stylishly as any jazz diva; with her Rubenesque figure and plunging cleavage she makes a mesmerising blues mama as well. A true force of simply want her to carry on into the small hours.”

Clive Davis, The Times

Natalie Douglas is an eight-time MAC, two-time Bistro, and Nightlife Award Winner and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre and The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall among others. She has also produced over 50 concerts at her NYC musical home, Birdland Jazz Club. Natalie’s Spring 2016 CD release 'Human Heart'.


Band Lineup

Natalie Douglas (vocals) 

Mark Hartman - Natalie’s longtime Music Director, Conductor of Sunday in The Park With George at the Guthrie Summer 2017, Associate Conductor from Broadway’s Avenue Q & Sondheim on Sondheim