Nina Simone

Nina Simone

The High Priestess of Soul.

Founded

February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina

Full Name

Eunice Kathleen Waymon

Date of Birth

February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina

Still Alive

Date of Death

April 21, 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, France

Nina Simone and the writer James Baldwin.
Nina Simone and the writer James Baldwin.

About The artist

The "High Priestess of Soul" was a gifted singer, pianist and writer who refused to be bound by genre labels. She was equally at home performing jazz, blues, classical, R&B, pop, gospel, and world music as well as soul.

Did you know...

Nina Simone dreamed of becoming the first Black female classical pianist.

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Cool & Post-Bop

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Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.