The Life and Music of Nina Simone
With Karen Underwood and Live Band
‘Singing Nina’ is the fabulous new show brought to you by the Chicago Jazz Queen, Karen Underwood and her band. Karen brings to you in narration and song the engrossing life story of the great legend Nina Simone, from her struggle against racism and exile from her homeland to her flamboyant, troubled relationships and poignant later years.
Karen sings all the classic Nina songs, ‘Missippi Goddamn’, ‘Sinnerman’, ‘My Baby’ and ‘I Need a Little Sugar In My Bowl’ supported by a live band of featuring on piano Erik Gullikson, guitar Eoghan Regan, bass Peter Hennigan and drums Bob Jackson.
Nina Simone the civil rights singer, a lot of us are familiar with, but the transformation Eunice Kathleen Waymon the poor southern daughter to Nina Simone the acclaimed performer, mother, and lover many of us are less familiar. With music and narration Karen and band trace the evolution of a musical legend.