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Bessie, Billie & Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz

This All-Female Concert Features 3 Dynamic Vocalists Singing the Songs You Love

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 8pm


Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone were among the most influential and popular singers of their times. Pioneering Women in Jazz celebrates the enduring legacies of these music icons with performances of their classic songs, including Bessie Smith’s “Downhearted Blues,” Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” and Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam.” 

Pioneering Women in Jazz features three dynamic vocalists, Charenée Wade, Vanisha Gould, and Tahira Clayton, each a rising star in her own right, together with a 6-piece all-female ensemble. Bessie, Billie & Nina will entertain and inspire you through its celebration of the exceptional artistry of these trailblazing singers.

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Tahira Clayton | Vanisha GouldCharenée Wade


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