Sunday, April 8, 2012

Nina Simone Live at Montreux (1976)

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. The Montreux Jazz Festival is the best known music festival in Switzerland and one of the most prestigious in Europe; it is held annually in early July in Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. Nina Simone made four appearances at the Montreux Festival between 1968 and 1990.