19. AUGUST – 09. SEPTEMBER 2023




hr-Bigband (© Ben Knabe)

hr-Bigband (© Ben Knabe)

Friday , 25.08.23 - 8:00 pm

Lisa Simone: »Keeper of the Flame« – A Daughter’s Tribute to Dr. Nina Simone

Nina Simone (1933 - 2003) was one of the great jazz divas with her unmistakable voice and highly emotional singing. She was celebrated by her fans as the »high priestess of soul«. But a big name can also be a burden, and so it was only at the age of 30 that her daughter Lisa decided to take the plunge into show business. »It took many years to free myself from my mother's aura,« the singer says. She first pursued a career as a musical actress on Broadway and as a singer with the American band Liquid Soul. With the project »Daughters of Soul«, she also became known in Europe, where together with Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves, she captivated audiences on a tribute tour for Nina Simone. With her solo albums »All is Well« (2014), »My World« (2016) and »In Need of Love« (2019), Lisa Simone finally proved that she has stepped out of her mother's shadow, with all her own vocal prowess ranging between gospel, soul, funk and jazz. Together with the hr-Bigband, she will present both her own songs and her mother's classics such as »My Baby Just Cares for Me«, »Feelin' Good« or »Black Is the Colour«.

Lisa Simone vocals
Jörg Achim Keller

Tickets: € 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 (reduction 20 %)

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