Jazz USA (No. 25): - 1960: NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL, 1960
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Nina Simone (b. Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Feb. 21, 1933, Tryon, NC–d. April 21, 2003, Carry-le-Rouet, France) began playing piano at the age three. In 1950 she studied at the Julliard School as a student of Carl Friedberg and later took piano lessons with Vladimir Sokoloff. Before becoming known as a singer, she worked as accompanist at Arlene Smith's vocal studio and taught piano lessons in Philadelphia. She began performing as Nina Simone at the Midtown Bar and Grill in Atlantic City. Her 1958 a...