20
Wednesday
February
6:00 pm
A Tribute to Etta James & Nina Simone Ft. Vanisha Gould – FEB. 20

Minton's Playhouse
206 West 118th Street

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Band Member :

Vanisha Gould – Singer
Chris McCarthy – Piano
Tyrone Allen – Bass
JK Kim – Drums

Event Details

  • 1st Set
    7:30 pm – Doors Open 6 pm
  • 2nd Set
    9:30 pm – Doors Open 9 pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $20.00 per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum.
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.

During performances, quiet policy is enforced !

 

 

About Vanisha Gould 
“Vanisha Gould, California native, began singing at the age of 4. Her love for jazz and its culture led her to New York where she currently sings professionally. Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday, Vanisha has curated her own sound and has performed on some of New York’s best stages.  In New York she leads her own band performing original compositions and classics from the Great American Songbook.

About Etta James

Born in Los Angeles, California, on January 25, 1938, Etta James was a gospel prodigy. In 1954, she moved to Los Angeles to record “The Wallflower.” Her career had begun to soar by 1960, due in no small part to songs like “I’d Rather Go Blind” and “At Last.” Despite her continued drug problems, she earned a Grammy Award nomination for her 1973 eponymous album. In 2006, she released the album All the Way. James died in Riverside, California, on January 20, 2012, and continues to be is considered one of the most dynamic singers in music.

 

 


About Nina Simone
 
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Legendary performer Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and ’60s, later enjoying a career resurgence in the ’80s. A staunch Civil Rights activist, she was known for tunes like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Young, Gifted and Black” and “Four Women.”