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


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...