Nina Simone
Date of Birth
Feb 21, 1933
Birth Place:
Tryon, NC

Biography

With her unmistakable, raspy voice and hypnotically unclassifiable style, Nina Simone's influence crosses almost as many boundaries as the jazz chanteuse herself. Crisscrossing musical genres, usually in the confines of a single album, Simone would ultimately become most closely associated with soul and jazz. Born the sixth of eight siblings in Tryon, NC, Simone studied at New York's Juilliard...