Bessie, Billie, Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz

Friday, March 05, 2021

Ticket Information

Tickets start at $40. Students 40% off.

Time
3:57 PM
Presented By
Civic Music Association
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Jazz
Event Contact
Peter Stevenson
Contact Email
Description

From the Jim Crow era-South through the turbulent 1960s, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone wielded their exceptional talents to combat racial prejudice, sexism, and poverty. Featuring three dynamic vocalists backed by an all-female band, this concert celebrates the enduring legacies of these iconic women and artists with performances of their classic songs, including Downhearted Blues, Strange Fruit, and Mississippi Goddam.


Musicians
Charenée Wade, Camille Thurman, Tahira Clayton, Allison Miller

Venue
Franklin Auditorium
Location
4801 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA