Thanks to him, black artists for the first time could take a worthy place in the music world. She was also called "Martin Luther in a skirt" for fighting racial discrimination. This evening in our program hits Nata King Cole and the legendary Nina Simon.
Pierced firm baritone, perfect diction and phrasing. The manner of King Cole's performance is easily recognizable among other performers. His unique style was formed as a child under the influence of Earl Hines, whose records literally had the Cole's flat, as well as the gospel and the spiritual, that he sang with his father in the church.
Cole has performed with many great musicians, among them: Leicester Young, Benny Carter, and Lionel Hampton. Fame for Cole, as a vocalist, came in 1943, after the release of the composition "Straighten Up and Fly Right". After that, the famous "Mona Lisa" and "Merry Christmas to You" followed, which is still heard from the airwaves of radio stations.
The singer, pianist and composer Nina Simon had surprisingly rich and flexible vocals. Her style was unique, it included all the best from jazz music, blues and classics. Simon recorded folk songs, ballads from Broadway musicals, compositions by Duke Ellington, and Israeli folk songs. During her career, she released 170 albums and singles. Her famous "Do not Let Me Be Misunderstood", "The House of the Rising Sun" and "I Put a Spell on You" even after re-recording by other performers continue to be hits.
The mood of this evening is set by young and talented stars of Ukrainian jazz - Old Fashioned Band:
Anyanya Udongwo, Kemi Oke - vocals
Pavel Ignatiev - pianoforte
Andrey Chmut - saxophone
George Iweze (George Iweze) - bass
Toby Fatonade (Tobi Fatonade) - drums
The concert will sound in a place as beautiful and colorful as these eternal melodies of life. We are waiting for you at 20:00 in the Botanical Garden. N.N. Grishko.