It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life….You’ll be feeling good seizing this historic chance to enjoy the songs of legendary musician Nina Simone, channeled in the same rich, powerful tones of her talented daughter, Lisa Simone.
This March, for the first time ever, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Lisa Simone will embark on her first national Australian tour in honour of her mother’s legacy – and Sydney will be her first destination.
An established artist in her own right, Lisa Simone premiered the Disney roles of Aida and Nala (The Lion King), won the National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her leading role in Aida and headed its first national tour.
She was also part of the original Broadway cast of Rent, and has been nominated for the Helen Hayes Award and Jefferson Award for her work in the touring production of the musical.
Lisa has also performed alongside some of the greatest female vocalists of our time, including Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo, Odetta and Tracy Chapman at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Her international acclaim has also seen Lisa perform at legendary venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center and Town Hall as well as at international jazz festivals including Telluride, Montreaux, North Sea, Marciac and Paris.
In 2008 she topped the jazz charts with Simone on Simone, her big band tribute album to her mother. She was nominated for a Grammy Award as a member of acid jazz group, Liquid Soul, and co-produced the 2016 Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary about her mother’s life, What Happened, Miss Simone?
Fans of her mother’s music can expect Lisa to perform such classics as:
– My Baby Just Cares for Me
– Feeling Good
– I’m Gonna Leave You
– Love Me or Leave Me
State Theatre Sydney
Friday 27 March 2020 | 19.30
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Sunday 29 March 2020 | 15.00
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Tuesday 31 March 2020 | 19.30
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