Dre D'Nur and the Sprit of Nina Simone:
A Concert You Don't Want to Miss!
This musical and visual homage will feature Drea D’Nur on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall singing Nina Simone classics accompanied by a 10-piece jazz ensemble with creative musical direction by Karen Saxon, modern dance choreography by Robin Hibbert, select string section directed by Juliette Jones, monologue by Shantinna Moore of Ujima Co., Inc. and a special tribute to Emile Latimer. It all happens on February 24 at 8 p.m.
“The Spirit of Nina”. The audience will experience d’Nur singing 12 of Nina Simone’s songs accompanied by a 10-piece jazz ensemble with Creative Music Director Karen Saxon; Modern dance choreography by (Alvin Ailey Theatre-trained) Robin Hibbert; Select string section directed by Violinist Juliette Jones; and moving monologue by Shanntina Moore of Ujima Co., Inc. and a special tribute to Buffalo guitarist and percussionist, Emile Latimer, who toured with Nina Simone.
Singer and songwriter Drea d’Nur has been making an impact as an independent artist for 10 years. Always a fan of Nina Simone, she has now created a tribute to this talented legend. Drea d’Nur is known for moving audiences with blue musical chords and matching warm vocal tones which serve as a fearless voice for those who are hurting. She shines as a dedicated music artist with true musicality and spirit reminiscent of her influences, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, and Lauryn Hill. In celebrating Nina Simone’s artistic soul and contribution to American music Drea has planned numerous events during the month of February that will educate, inspire and entertain a diverse audience.
The musical presentation will be hosted at the historic Klienhans Music Hall, home of the Buffalo Philharmonic beginning at 8:00 am. Tickets can be purchased at: OFFICIALDREADNUR.COM, Doris Records (Buffalo NY) and at Kleinhans Music Hall kleinhansbuffalo.org/event/the-spirit-of-nina-simone.