Bessie, Billie, Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz
- 128 Graham Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
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- Dates: February 26, 2022
- Location: Pablo Center at the Confluence
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Price: Ticket price TBA
A recreation of the music and social legacies of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.
Whether powerfully and playfully claiming her autonomy and sexuality (Bessie Smith), forcing America to acknowledge the racism pervasive in the American South and beyond (Billie Holiday), or giving voice to the Civil Rights movement with stirring protest anthems (Nina Simone), these trailblazing singers spoke to and for the disenfranchised as women, African-Americans, and artists.