Nina Kristofferson Sings Billie Holiday

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Last Show: Sunday 19 th February 2023

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Nina is a Critically Acclaimed Multi-Award Winning International Actor & Singer. Nina Kristofferson Has been described by The Times as ‘hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying’, the actress, singer and writer of her self-penned one-woman shows ‘Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story’ and ‘Nina Kristofferson’s ‘Timeless’ and her outstanding work in the Arts & the Community have recently won her The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (Edi), Unsung Hero Award In The Arts Community, Brent Council; The Wggb Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Award at Wggb; Award Of Excellence at The Houses Of Parliament Bhm; a Legend Award for Services to the Community & Humanity at Trinidad & Tobago Awards; GAB Award for Excellence in The Arts for Africa & Africans around the World; Opera Singing Uk Africa Diaspora Forum Award for Making a difference in the Community; Women Of Excellence Award at Mothers & Queen Awards & Nominations from WhatsOnStage Awards, receiving countless 5 Stars, from her Sold-Out – West End Season & continued outstanding critical and public acclaim is now back by popular demand on the 19th February 2023 with her ‘Billie Holiday Concert’ which is taken from Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story.

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“must-see, tour-de-force, skilfully integrating & faithful account”

Jazzwise Magazine

Nina Kristofferson describes how, “Billie’s unusual timbre tells a story like no other jazz singer. Her phrasing and timing is heartfelt as she takes you on a journey which encapsulates her many influences including prostitution, the cops, doing time and the effects drugs had on her life. Her relationship with men, her work, the abuse she suffered by those who took advantage of her. What drove her and finally killed her. 

Nina Kristofferson has recently won over 7 Awards as an accomplished actress and singer of many styles encompassing Jazz & Blues to Opera. Some of Nina’s extensive theatre and TV credits include playing Billie Holiday in “Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story” (West End, Latitude Festival & No. 1 Tour), Mrs Vanderkieft in The Sting (Wiltons Music Hall), Medea in “Medea” (Northern Broadsides UK tour), Bess in “Porgy & Bess” (USA), Cleopatra in “Anthony & Cleopatra” (Birmingham), Liz Imbrie “In High Society” (Regent’s Park & West End) Paula Symons in “Doctors” (BBC), Valerie Ronson in World of Darkness (Documentary Feature Film), Elaine in “The Stranger In Our Bed” (Feature Film), Bolade in Tell Me Everything (ITV) and a Voice Over Artiste for Commercials and Games.

“Nina Kristofferson’s acclaimed Billie Holiday Story delivers heart-breaking and dramatic snippets about Lady Day’s...” (The Stage) 

 “Nina Kristofferson has a remarkable range, capable of extreme raunchiness in her lower register and extreme sweetness in her top notes…" Edinburgh Informer

 “Mesmerising” Absolute Radio

 “Humorous, Believable Performance'” Gay Times

 “A Hugely Moving Production” Afridiziak

“A Dazzling and Emotional Account of Vibrant, Soulful Music " The British Blacklist

“A Mesmerizing and Beautiful Performance” Londontheatre1.Com

Nina Kristofferson Sings Billie Holiday is a very intimate and special concert taken from this musical play’s brilliant cocktail of songs and stories from Billie Holiday’s life, featuring some of her greatest hits: God Bless The Child, Lover Man, Strange Fruit, Don’t Explain, All of me and many more.

Allan Rogers (Musical Director/Pianist) is also the MD for the Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tours, O2 and Wembley Arena (from the start – on-going).  Allan has also worked with Cilla Black, Marti Caine, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, and recently Music Associate for Elaine Paige and Russell Watson.  TV credits include One Night with Rod Stewart, ‘Time’ starring Cliff Richard (Dominion Theatre), ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (RSC with Bono and The Edge of U2), Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story (West End 2013, 2014 Tour), West End Concerts Billie Holiday 2013-2022), Timeless (2018-2022 & Festive Christmas 2021/2022 all on-going).

Band Lineup

Nina Kristofferson (vocals)

Allan Rogers (piano and MD)