Concerts Wiki


February 21, 1933 Eunice Kathleen Waymon is born in Tryon, NC at six in the morning.


Eunice became the official pianist of the Methodist Chapel of Tryon and began to attend school for black children.


Eunice and two sisters formed the Waymon Sisters Group and performed in church and outside functions.

Mrs Miller pays Eunice's first piano lesson with Mrs Muriel Mazzanovich ("Miss Mazzy") wife of artist Lawrence Mazzanovich (1872-1959).


Eunice Waymon, age 8

March, 1941 Tryon Daily Bulletin (Tyron Colored School Honor Roll)


April 26, 1943 St. Luke C.M.E. Church, Tyron, NC (Eunice, age 10, gave her first piano recital)

May 15, 1943 Garrison Chapel Baptist Church, Tyron, NC (with Tryon's Community Choir)


September 1945 Eunice, age 12, entered the Allen High School of Asheville, NC


November 8, 1946 St. Luke C.M.E. Church, Tyron, NC (Autumn Bazar)


August 22, 1947 St. Luke C.M.E. Church, Tyron, NC (with St. Luke's Junior Choir)


March 28, 1949 Mazzanovich Studio, Tyron, NC (Piano Recital)


June 1950 Allen High School of Asheville, NC (Eunice graduated age 17)

July 3-August 11, 1950 Juilliard School of Music, New York City, NY (Eunice attends to prepare for the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA)

August 1950 Eunice's familiy moves to Philadelphia, PA

August 1950 Examination for admission to the Curtis Institute of Music.

September 1950 Eunice is rejected from Curtis Institute.


Eunice worked as a pianist for voice teacher Arlene Smith and takes piano lessons with Vladimir Sokoloff.


February 19, 1954 New Center Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA (Recital)

June 1954 Midtown Bar and Grill, Atlantic City, NJ (Eunice takes a job as singer-pianist and decides to use the stage name Nina Simone)


June 1955 Midtown Bar and Grill, Atlantic City, NJ

Poquessing Club, Philadelphia, PA


June 1956 Midtown Bar and Grill, Atlantic City, NJ


Spring 1957 Rittenhouse Hotel Queen Mary Room, Philadelphia, PA

1957 Playhouse Inn, New Hope, PA


Syria Mosque Center, Pittsburgh, PA


April 17-23: Share a bill with Lee Morgan, Al Hibbler, Buddy Rich big band in New York, Manhattan (New York, US) at Apollo.

May 11, 1959 Village Gate, New York City, NY

July 14-19, 1959 Village Vanguard, New York City, NY

August 9, 1959 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL (Playboy Jazz Festival 1959)

September 12, 1959 Town Hall, New York City, NY

October: Performance in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at Showboat.

November 1, 1959 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI (with Count Basie & Joe Wiliams)

November 12: Performance at Hollywood (California, US) Interlude.

December 2: Performance in Chicago (Illinois, US) at Blue Note.

December 5: Performance in Chicago (Illinois, US) at Playboy's Penthouse.

December 17: Performance in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, US) at Town House.

December 30: Performing in New York (New York, US) at the Copacabana for five day.

Performance in Washington (DC, US) at Casino Royal.


Performance at NBC Garroway "today" Show.

February 26-27, 1960 20 Grand, Detroit, MI

May 8, 1960 US TV "Ed Sullivan Show"

June 3-5, 1960 Magnolia Ballroom, Atlanta, GA

June 30: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 5th Jazz Festival.

August 12-21, 1960 Flame Show Bar, Detroit, MI

August 20, 1960 Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI (Detroit Jazz Festival 1960)

August 26, 1960 Pleasure Island, Wakefield, MA (Jazz Festival)

September 11, 1960 US TV "Ed Sullivan Show"

October 21, 1960 Hunter College, New York City, NY

November 28-December 3, 1960 Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI

December 8, 1960 Village Gate, New York City, NY


January 17, 1961 Village Vanguard, New York City, NY

February 10-16, 1961 Apollo Theatre, New York City, NY (supported by Horace Silver Quintet, Sonny Stitt & James Moody Band)

February 18, 1961 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

March: Two-week job in Manhattan East Side at Round Table

April 1961 Village Gate, New York City, NY

May 21, 1961 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (with Myriam Makeba)

July 7: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Channel 13 WNTA with Oscar Brown, sponsor CORE.

July:  Seventeen days in hospital affected by polio.

August 6, 1961 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (3rd Annual American Festival of Music)

August 13: Broadcast of CBS Camera Three devoted to Nina.

September 5-11, 1961 Village Gate, New York City, NY

December 20-30: Ten days in Lagos (Nigeria) for a series of concerts with Randy Weston, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Lionel Hampton under AMSAC (American Society of Africal Culture) sign.

December 31, 1961 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (With John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, George Crater)


January 21 (September 61?): Village Gate, New York City, NY

January 26: Concert in New York, Harlem (New York, US) at Apollo Theater, sponsor NALC (Negro American Labor Council).

November 25: Performance at CBS Camera Three.


April 12, 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

May 19, 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (Afternoon Concert At Carnegie Hall To Benefit Music for the Blind)

June 1, 1963 Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, New York City, NY

July 4: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 9th Jazz Festival, Freebody Park.

August 3: Concert in Forest Hills, Queens, New York (New York, US) at the Tennis Stadio with Ray Charles.

August 5: Concert in Birmingham (Alabama, US) at Salute to Freedom '63 Miles College Stadium with Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald.

August 27-September 2, 1963 Minor Key, Detroit, MI

October 25-31, 1963 Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NY

November 1, 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (The Folk and Jazz Wing Ding, with Herbie Mann)

November 8: Performance in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania, US) at Lehigh University, Grace Hall.

December 25-31: Performances in New York (New York, US) at Apollo Theatre.


January 18: Guest star at Hootenanny [] recorded in Clarksburg (West Virginia) at Salem College ("Israeli Song", i.e. "Eretz Zavat Chalav").

February 24, 1964 Lincoln High School, Warren, MI (Folk & Jazz Wing Ding)

March 21, 1964 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

April 23, 1964 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (Dick Gregory and the SNCC Freedom Singers)

Harry James Orchestra (featuring Buddy Rich & Ruth Price) & Nina Simone Quartet Tour 1964

September 18, 1964 Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford, CT September 19, 1964 Symphony Hall, Boston, MA September 20, 1964 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (with Harry James)

September 22, 1964 State Theatre, Manchester, NH September 23, 1964 RKO Albee Theatre, Providence, RI

September 26, 1964 Klienhaus Auditorium, Buffalo, NY September 28, 1964 Senior High School, Jamestown, NY September 29, 1964 Keith Albee Theatre, Huntington, WV September 30, 1964 Moorehead State College, Moorehead, KY

October 2, 1964 St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA October 3, 1964 IBM Country Club, Endicott, NY October 4, 1964 Place Des Arts, Montreal, QC (with Harry Janes and his Swingin' Band, Buddy Rich, John Byner & Ruth Price) October 7, 1964 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL October 8, 1964 Masonic Auditorium, Davenport, IA October 9, 1964 KRNT Theatre, Des Moines, IA October 10, 1964 Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS October 11, 1964 Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE


Early: Concert in Huntington (West Virginia, US) at Keith Albee Theater, accompanied by a bassist.

January 15, 1965 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

January 18-28:  Caribbean cruise.

February 5: Concert in Gambier (Ohio, US) at Kenyon College, Rosse Hall.

March 16: Begin of a three-week engagement in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate until April 8.

March 25: Selma-to-Montgomery march; concert a cappella with Al Schackman.

May 26: US TV "The Merv Griffin Show"

June 11-20, 1965 The Charade, Detroit, MI

Summer: First European Tour based in London (UK), Cumberland Hotel.

July: Philips Party in London (UK).

June 28 - July 10: Performance in London (UK) at Annie's Room night club.

July 2: Ready, Steady, Go.

July 16: Ready, Steady, Go.

July 11 - 20: Appearances at Dutch TV.

July 21: TV Show in Madrid.

July 24-25: Two concerts in Antibes (FR) at 6th Antibes Jazz Festival.

July 31: Performance in Comblain-la-Tour (BE).

August End of european tour, return to US.

October: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at Troubador.

December: Second European Tour Sweden, France, Holland, England for TV and concert dates.

December 25: Concert in Loenersloot (Amsterdam, NL) at Mickery Theater.


January: Concert in Chicago, IL for Core (Congress for Racial Equality).

May 27-28, 1966 Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Jazz Festival)

June 25, 1966 Tougaloo Campus, Jackson, MS (Pre-March Freedom Rally for the Meredith Marchers, with Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Eartha Kitt, Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster & others)

July 2, 1966 Freebody Park, Newport, RI (11th Newport Jazz Festival)

August 10, 1966 US TV "The Merv Griffin Show"

October 7-8, 1966 Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA (Pacific Jazz Festival)

November 5, 1966 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

November 11, 1966 US TV "The Merv Griffin Show"

"Woman of the Year" 1966, Jazz at Home Club.


January 17: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at Troubador.

February 13, 1967 St.Louis, MO

February 20, 1967 Civic Center, Baltimore, MD (With Bill Cosby)

February 1967 Howard University, Washington DC

February 1967 Philharmonic Hall, New York City, NY

February 23, 1967 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (With Bill Cosby)

February, end of the Bill Cosby tour.

March 25, 1967 The Village Theater, New York City, NY (with Miriam Makeba & Flip Wilson)

March 30, 1967 Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY (supporting the Count Basie Orchestra)

April 9: Third European Tour

April ?, 1967 The Uppercut, London, ENG (with Dick Gregory)

April 14, 1967 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (supported by Dick Gregory & The Peddlars)

April 16, 1967 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG (with Dick Gregory. Only 30 tickets sold)

April 19, 1967 Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG (with Dick Gregory)

April 23, 1967 RamJam Club, Brixton, ENG

April: Performance in Paris (FR) at ORTF Tilt Magazine (broacasted April 26 and September 4, 1967).

April, Amsterdam, Antibes, TV Spain, Eurovision.

April 28, 1967 Austin, TX (Longhorn Jazz Festival)

May 5, 1967 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL(with Cannonball Adderley, Butterfield Blues Band).

June 23: Concert in New York (New York, US) Central Park at The Reingold Music Festival.

June 25, 1967 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

July 1: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 13th Jazz Festival, Festival Field.

July 28: Guest star at The Joey Bishop Show.

August 5: Performance in Cincinnati (Ohio, US) at the Sixth Annual Ohio Valey Jazz Festival (Crosley Field).

August 9: Nina is "Female Jazz Singer of the Year" at the annual convention of NATRA (National Association of Television and Radio Announcers, 9-12 August) in Atlanta (Georgia, US).

August 13, 1967 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (Schlitz Salute To Jazz Festival '67)

October: Village Gate, New York City, NY

November 14: Nina opened a two-week stint at Village Gate, New York City, NY

Wilmington (Delaware, US) Benefit performance for United Negro College Fund.


January 6, 1968 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

January 21-27: MIDEM at Cannes (FR)

January 27, 1968 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

February 2: Concert in Los Angeles (California, US) at Sport Arena Mass Rally.

February 15: Guest star at The Woody Woodbury Show.

February 24: Vancouver (CA) at Marco Polo.

February 29: Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton Hotel [Awards & Shows]

March 12-24, 1968 The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA

April 7: Concert in Westbury (New York, US) at Music Fair.

April 28: Concert in Brooklyn (New York, US) at Academy of Music.

May 3: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate, promo for RCA LPs Sings the Blues and Silk and Soul.

May 19, 1968 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI (Jazz Greats Volume II)

May: Three shows in Chicago (Illinois, US) at the Civic Opera House.

Tour in Europe Rotterdam, Simon Dee Show.

June 8: Concert in Amsterdam (NL).

June: Nina went to London to film an hour-long special Sound of Soul for UK TV Granada, broadcasted September 14. Also she appeared on the Simon Dee Show.

June 14: On the occasion of her visit to the Montreux Jazz Festival, Nina lends itself to the demands of the team of show Carrefour by RTS (Radio Televison Suisse, Geneve).

June 16: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 2nd Jazz Festival.

June 24-26, 1968 Leo's Casino, Cleveland, OH

June 27, 1968 Central Park, New York City, NY (Schaefer Music Festival)

June 28: Concert in Hampton Armstrong Stadium (Virginia, US) at Hampton Institute Centennial Jazz Festival.

July 4: Concert in Newport Festival Field (Virginia, US) at 14th Jazz Festival.

July: Nina is interviewed by Lilian Terry, a Egyptian-Italian jazz singer that had a national radio show in Italy, "Piacevole ascolto".

September: Recording session for And Piano.

September 14: Sound of Soul (see June above) broadcasted.

October 26: Lake Forrest College, Chicago, IL

October 27, 1968 Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI

October: Concert at Hampton Jazz Festival.

November 3, 1968 Bushnell Memorial, Hartford, CT (supported by The Vogues)

November 8, 1968 New York

November 9, 1968 Toledo, OH

November 22, 1968 Pennsylvania

November 29, 1968 Miami, Dade County

November 30, 1968 Atlanta, GA

December 1, 1968 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (World Series of Jazz)

December 13, 1968 long Island, NY

December 27, 1968 Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA (Jazz Workshop)

December 28, 1968 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (Teddy Powell's Holiday Soul of Jazz)

December 29, 1968 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (Midnight Performance: Teddy Powell's Holiday Soul of Jazz)

December: Two months promotional tour in UK (base London).

1968 December 5, Nina relaxes at the Hanover Grand during a reception held for her in London.


January: continues promotional tour in UK (Top of the Pops, The David Frost Show, Frost On Sunday).

February: Concert in Manhattan, New York (New York, US) at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

February: Concert in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at Academy of Music.

March 7: Concert in Poughkeepsie (New York, US) at Vassar College.

Tour in Europe (base London).

March 12: Concert in Dublin (IE) at National Stadium.

March 13: Concert in Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK) at Whitla Hall.

March 19: Concert in Edinburgh (UK) at Usher Hall.

March 21: Concert in Cardiff (UK) at Sophia Gardens Pavilion.

March 22: Concert in London (UK) at Royal Festival Hall.

March 23: Concert in Manchester (UK) at Odeon Theatre.

April 4: Concert in London (UK) at Palladium.

April: TV show in Munich (DE) some tracks released on LP A Very Rare Evening (PM).

April: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.

Concert at Hunter College (New York, US).

April 26: Concert in Berkeley (California, US) at 3rd Annual U.C. Jazz Festival (LP Live in Berkeley)

Concert in Los Angeles

Performance in Boston at Lennie's.

May 9: Performances at Apollo (a week) in New York (New York, US).

June 22: Concert in Baltimore (Maryland, US) at Morgan State College.

June: Concert in Atlanta (Georgia, US) at Morehouse College.

June 27, 1969 Miami, FL (Miami Jazz Festival)

July 13, 1969 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI (Detroit Jazz Festival)

July 15: Performance in New York (New York, US) at David Frost Show.

July 18, 1969 Dallas, TX (Longhorn Jazz Festival)

July 19-20: Houston (Texas, US) The 4th Annual Longhorn Jazz Festival with B.B. King, Miles Davis.

July 27: New Brunswick (New Jersey, US) First Annual Rutgers Jazz Festival.

July 28: Concert in Antibes Juan-les-Pins (FR) at Festival d'Antibes (with Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker).

July 30: Performance in Algiers (DZ) at 1er Pan-African Festival, Théâtre de l'Atlas.

August 15, 1969 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Fifth Dimension, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann Quintet, Miles Davis Quintet, & Newport All Stars)

August 16, 1969 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Jazz Festival with Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Mongo Santamaria, Newport Allstars)

August 17, 1969 Mount Morris Park, New York City, NY (Harlem Cultural Festival 1969)

August 18, 1969 Central Park Wollman Rink, New York City, NY

August 22, 1969 Opera House, Chicago, IL

August 23, 1969 Crosley Field, Cincinnati, OH

August 24, 1969 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN

September 1, 1969 West Side Auditorium, Gary, IN

October 4, 1969 Massachusetts University, Amherst, MA

European Tour

November 3, 1969 Teatro Sistina, Rome, ITY

November 9, 1969 Teatro Lirico, Milan, ITY

November 15, 16, 17: Concert in Birmingham (UK) at Town Hall, in London (UK) at Palladium, in Manchester (UK) at Palace

December 12-13, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (supporting Richie Havens, with Isaac Hayes)

Peter Rodis produced a documentary about Nina; broadcasted on 24 August 1972 by WOR television.


March: Concert in Newark, NJ

March 26: at DutchTV Studio.

May 21: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Fillmore East, Fairport Convention (second appearance, first solo).

May 29-30, 1970 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (2 shows each night 8.00 & 11.30, supported by Little Richard)

July 10, 1970 Meadow Brook, Rochester Hills, MI (Clark Terry Quartet)

July 11: Concert in Newport Festival Field (Rhode Island, US) at Jazz Festival.


January 8, 1971 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, NED

February 19, 1971 Great Hall of the Apparel Mart, Dallas, TX

February 26, 1971 War Memorial, Rochester, NY

March 16: Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles (California, US) at Hollywood Palladium

April 23: Concert in Los Angeles (California, US) at Shrine Hall with Miles Davis.

May 3:  Nina renews her affiliation with RCA.

May 9, 1971 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

September 19, 1971 Philadelphia, PA (Quaker City Jazz Festival)

ALCAZAR Music Hall, Paris, FRA (Gala for the International Red Cross)

October 10, 1971 Philarmonic Hall, New York City, NY

October 16, 1971 Cleveland, OH (Jazz Festival. With Herbie Mann, Ramsey Lewis & Eddie Harris)

November: Concert at Philarmonic Hall (New Jersey, US).

November 18: Concert in Fort Dix (New Jersey, US).

December 16-18: Concert in Marin (California, US) at Veteran Memorial Theater with Less McCann.


February 12: Concert in Washington (DC, US) at Constitution Hall.

February 18: On Episode #350 of Sesame Street Nina sings "To Be Young, Gifted and Black".

March 31 - April 1: Reception in Berkeley (California, US) at Rainbow Sign.

April 16: Guest star at Omnibus.

April 29: Concert in New Orleans (Louisiana, US) at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

June 9: Chicago's Malcom X College awarded Nina an honorary degree.

June 10: Performance in San Francisco (California, US) at Bay Area Jazz Festival.

June 24: Concert in Hampton (Virginia, US) at Hampton Jazz Festival.

June: Concert in New York, Central Park (New York, US) at Schaeffer Music Festival.

July 1-9: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall.

July 22: Concert in Cincinnati (Ohio, US) at Valley Jazz Festival.

July 23: Performance in New York (New York, US) at Lincoln Center, "Soul of the Center".

August 24: Peter Rodis documentary (mostly 1968-1969 footage) about Nina broadcasted on WOR television.

October 28: Concert in Washington (DC, US) at Kennedy Center.

December 10, 1972 Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI

December 17, 1972 Chicago, IL


January 14: All-Bertolt Brecht program at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

March 2: Nina is part of the project 'Majesty of Black Woman' Photo Show, New Yorker Club (New York, US).

April 6, 1973 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (with The Last Poets, Miles Davis) (poss 11th)

July 28, 1973 Philarmonic Hall, New York City, NY

October 4: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at The Troubadour.

Two weeks in Japan.

October 18: Tokyo.

A week of concerts in Australia accompanied by Al and Nadi.

November 25, 1973 Sydney, AUS

December 14-15: Concert in Wilmington (Delaware, US) at Grand Jazz Festival.


January 2, 1974 Fillmore East, New York City, NY

May 11, 1974 The Mall, Washington DC (Human Kindness Day with Herbie Hancock, Pointer Sisters & Muhammad Ali. Nina is honoree)

June 28: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Avery Fisher Hall (ex Philarmonic Hall), Newport Jazz Festival.



July 3: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 10th Jazz Festival.

Concert in Paris (FR) at Earshot Jazz Festival.


January: Performance in Cannes (F) at MIDEM, Casino, Les Ambassadeurs Room (" I am an artist, not an entertainer")

March 11-12: Concert in Paris (F) at Olympia après 6 ans d'absence de Paris

March 21: Performance in Paris (F) at TF1 émission "Numéro Un" (television series broadcasted in different francophone countries from 1975 to 1982) with Gilbert Bécaud.

Nina sings Bertolt Brecht live in an unknown location [YouTube] (same hairstyle and dress as March 21 performance)

May 29: Amherst College (Massachusetts, US) present Nina with an  honorary doctor of Music degree; from that moment she took to calling herself "Dr. Nina Simone"

June 26: Nina was scheduled to perform in New York at the Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, but she failed to appear

July 17: Concert in The Hague (NL) at North Sea Jazz Festival.

October 1: Performance in Paris at TF1 with Al Schackman.

December 4: Concert in London (UK) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, after 8 years sponsored by Capital Radio; meets Creed Taylor.

December 31: Concert in Jerusalem at Binyanei Ha'ooma.


Early in year leaves Israel.

Arrested but immediately released for withholding taxes in 1971-73.

Nina is physically attacked in a London hotel room and is admitted in St Stephen’s Hospital, Chelsea

July: Concert in London (UK) at Royal Festival Hall sponsored by Capital Radio.

November:  Nina appears in a New York courtroom to answer delinquent income tax charge, she pleaded guilty.

December 10, 1978 Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY


May 13, 1979 Ford Auditorium, Detroit, MI

September 18, 1979 Royal Festival Hall, London, ENG


April 12:  Putsch in Liberia; Samuel Doe remove William Richard Tolbert.

May: African Liberation Day in Washington (DC, US) Pictured are Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Nina Simone, Chico Niblett and others.

June 7: Concert in Washington (DC, US) at Warner Theatre.

July 18: Concert Rising Sun


July 19: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 15th Jazz Festival.

Summer: Concert in Southern France recorded on videotape.


March 2: Performance in Paris (FR) at Palais des Glaces.

May 7: Concert in London (UK) at Barbican Centre.

May 14: Concert in Morlaix (FR).

July 23: Concert in Pamplona (ES) at Music Festival.

Perfomance in Paris (FR) at Le Trois Mailletz.

Performance in Paris (FR) at Université Panthéon-Assas.

Fall: Los Angeles (California, US) at Roxy Theatre.


February 16: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.

Performances in Paris (FR): New Morning, Théâtre des Champes Élyséès.

June 3-4: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Swing Plaza after a five-years absence.

Meets Anthony Sannucci of Videopix in Los Angeles.

July 8: Concert in The Hague (NL) at North Sea Jazz Festival.

July 18: Antibes (FR) at Jazz Festival.

July 30: Concert in Pompei (IT) at Festival Internazionale del Jazz.

Invited in Africa by Guinea President Sekouturé, some time with Myriam Makeba; "a month of rest".

November 26, 1983 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC ("A Salute to Bob Marley")

December 4, 1983 Houston Fine Arts Centre, Denver, CO

December 9, 1983 Colorado Women's College, Denver, CO


January 8-12, 1984 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

January 17, 1984 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

February 6-11, 1984 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

March 14: Interview with Mavis Nicholson in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's broadcasted on UK TV Channel 4.

July 11-14: Concert in New York (NY, US). Al Schackman (guitar), Leopold Fleming (drums).

August 25, 1984 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

November 12-17, 1984 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG (with Paul Robinson on drums)


Moves to Nijmengen, near Amsterdam in Holland.

Eight concerts in Holland.

American tour under the management of Anthony Sannucci and Eddie Singleton.

February 22, 1985 Beverly Theater, Los Angeles, CA

March 8, 1985 Town Hall, New York City, NY

March 10, 1985 Warner Theatre, Washington DC

March 1985 Blue Note, New York City, NY

April 15-May 4, 1985 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG (with Paul Robinson)

May 16-17, 1985 New Morning, Paris, FRA

May 19, 1985 Savoy Theatre, London, ENG (with Danny Williams, Lon Satton, Sol Raye, Will Gaines, Valerie Masters, The John Hawkins Orchestra (DVD A Nightingale Sang, Tribute to Nat King Cole).

June 26, 1985 Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY (Kool Jazz Festival. ex Newport Jazz Festival)

June 28: Hampton, VA (Festival)

July 1, 1985 South Shore Country Club, Chicago, IL

July 6, 1985 Hunter College (benefit)

July: A week in Hollywood (California, US) at Vine Street Bar and Grill (CD Live & Kickin)

July: New York (New York, US) at Old Boys High School Athletic Field, with Brooklyn Philharmonic.

September 27-28, 1985 Village Gate, New York City, NY

November 14: Chicago, IL

November 16, 1985 Music Hall, Detroit, MI

December 3-8: Hollywood (California, US) a week at Vine Street Bar and Grill.


January 20 - February 1: Performances in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's with Cayenne.

Nina was supposed to perform also from February 3 to February 8, but she did not turn up and the management cancelled all the performances in the final week.

"Nina returned to London to start the new year with another two-week engagement at Ronnie Scott's. Because she continued to be a good draw, Sanucci, as she remeber it, signed her on for a third week to begin February 3. But Nina said he didn't ask her first ... She and Sanucci immediately parted ways - barely six months after she had gushed to a reporte that she finally had managers 'whom love and take care of me'."

March 16: Concert in Boston (Massachusetts, US) at Symphony Hall (review by Cathy Lee) ("Nina Simone's late, late onstage arrival at the 1986 program at Symphony Hall. While the audience patiently waited, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard played the equivalent of two long sets in an attempt to cover her absence)

April 30: Concert in New Orleans (Louisiana, US) at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

June 16: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at Hollywood Bowl, Playboy Jazz Festival.

December 19: Concert in Berne (CH) at the Casino.

December 21: Concert in Zürich (CH) at the Kongresshaus with Solomon Burke.


Concert in Boston (Massachusetts, US).

January 29, 1987 Nucleus Nuance, Hollywood, CA

July 10: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 21th Jazz Festival.

Performance at Stockholm Jazz Festival.

Concert in Valencia, SPA


May 6: Concert in Hamburg (DE) at Fabrik.

June 6: Concert in Paris (FR) at Palais des Congrés.

June 24-25: Dominion Theatre, London, ENG

July: Concert in Antibes (FR) at Jazz à Jouan.

July 8: Concert in Madrid (ES) at Veranos de La Villa.

July 10: Concert in Wiesen (AU) at 12th Jazzfest Wiesen.

September 20: Concert in Barcelona (ES) at Mercat del Born.

September 30: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.

November 3: Concert in Milano (IT) at Teatro Orfeo.

Series of eight concerts throughout the Netherlands.


Concert in The Hague (NL).

Concert in Hamburg (DE) at Jazz Festival.

Concert in Stuttgard (DE) at Jazzgipfel.

Al Schackman (guitar), Chris White (bass), Paul Robinson(drums)

Concert in Köln.

February 16: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.

February 24: Performance in Saint Denis (FR) at 6 Festival Ballieues Bleues.

June 19: CD The Iron Man by Pete Townsend released with a track by Nina, "Fast Food".

October: Performance in Nancy (FR) at Jazz Pulsations.


April:  Nina is awarded the Grand Prix of Académie Charles-Cros, Paris.

April 9-10: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia [Autobio, RN, Sylvie] with Angélique Kidjo.

May 1, 1990 Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG

May 10, 1990 Dome, Brighton, ENG

July 13: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 24th Jazz Festival.

July 22: Cologne, GER (One World Music Festival)

Performance in Stockholm (SE) at Stockholm Jazz Festival.

September: Tour in Italy with Odetta and Miriam Makeba.

September 4: Concert in Paternò (Catania, IT) at Torre

September 6: Concert in Salerno (IT) at Stadio Vestuti.

September 8: Concert in Cagliari (IT) at Exibition Center.

September 10: Concert in Bologna, ITY


January 13, 1991 Town and Country Club, London, ENG

January 21:  Martin Luther King Birthday Parade.

March 8: Teatro Brancaccio, Rome, ITY (ITALIAN TV "Festa della donna")

April 12: Concert in Espoo (FI) at April Jazz Festival.

July 1: Copenhagen, DEN

August 30: Teatro Romano, Verona, ITY

October 23-27: Olympia, Paris, FRA

December 20: Teatro Palladium, Rome, ITY


Tour Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Performance at Adelaide Festival.

February 22: Concert in Sarlat-la-Canéda (FR) at Centre Culturel et de Congrés de Sarlat.

April 27: Concert in Poggibonsi (Siena, IT) at Teatro Garibaldi.

May 12: Performance in Boston (Massachusetts, US) at Evening at Pop.

A tribute to Paul McCartney with the Canadian Brass, Jerry Hadley, and the King's Singers. Guest conductor Carl Davis.

May 13-16: Concert in Pointe-à-Pitre (FR, Département de la Guadeloupe) at 2nd Carrefour des Musiques créoles.

June 4: Reykiavik, ICE

June 27, 1992 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (JVC Jazz Festival: A tribute to Benny Goodman & Lionel Hampton)

July 2: Concert in Montreal (CA) at International Jazz Festival

Leopold Flemming, Paul Robinson, Alvin Schackman, Chris White.

October 30: Concert in Maastricht (NL) at JazzMecca

November 10-14: Performance in Nevers (FR) at 6 Rencontres Internationales de D'Jazz

US tour Boston, Atlanta, Washington, Saratoga, New York (Carnegie Hall)

Concert in Hollywood (California, US) at Hollywood Bowl

Nina moves to Bouc-Bel-Air near Aix-en-Provence (France).

"I just bought a house in the South of France, in Aix-en-Provence. I have some land I bought in Gahna in May, and I'm building a beach house there, and still I have this place here in Hollywood"


Series of performances in Paris (FR) at Olympia.

June 26:  A fire destroyed Nina's house in Bouc-Bel-Air.

July 3: Concert in Järvenpää (FI) at Puistoblues Festival.

October 28: Barcelona, SPA (XXV Festival Internacional de Jazz)


February 28: Olympia, Paris, FRA

May:  Nina spent a period in Tunisia.

June 16-18: Olympia, Paris, FRA

Concert in Marseille, FRA

August 20: A concert in Lörrach (DE) is canceled (nervous breakdown).


March 6:  Nina was awarded ownership of 52 of her master recording  (five full-legth albums) by a federal judge in San Francisco. San Juan Music Group and others were enjoined from manufacturing Simone's material without her consent.

July 25:  Nina tell two teenagers to be quiet while they are in the pool next door; when they refused, she fired buckshot and one boy had eleven pieces of metal removed from his legs.

August 23:  Nina given a suspended eight-month jail term and is ordered to take psychiatric counselling.

August 29:  Nina moves to Los Angeles.

October:  Nina is in court for failing to stop after injuring two motorcyclists; she is fined and given another suspended sentence.


International tour: Brasil, Beirut, US, Australia


June 28: Concert in Weimar (DE) at Kunstfest.

July 2: Concert in Villingen (DE) at VS Swingt '97.

July 4: Concert in Hamburg (DE) at Jazz Festival.

July 15: Concert in Nice (FR) at Nice Jazz Festival.

July 25: Sao Paulo (BR) at The Bourbon Street Music Club.

July 27: Sao Paulo (BR) at "Praca de Paz", Ibirapuera Park.

December 14: Concert in London (UK) at Barbican Center.

December 18: Concert in Warsaw (PL) at Congress Hall.


July 24:  Nina is a special guest at Nelson Mandela's 80th Birthday Party.

August 8: Baalbek (LB) Baalbeck International Festival 1998.

August 21: Seattle (Washington, US) Summer Nights at the Pier 1998

August 30: Newark (New Jersey, US) at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall.

September 18: Thessalonica, GRE

October 28: Brighton Centre, Brighton, ENG

November 20: Basel, SUI

December 14: Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG

December:  Nina is Honorary Ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire.


March 7: Manchester, ENG

March 9: Liverpool, ENG

April 10: Brighton, ENG

July 1: London, ENG

July 24: Point Depot, Dublin, IRE (Guinness Blues Festival)

July 27: Lucerne Blues Festival, Grand Casino (CH).

August 13: La Grand Motte (FR).

September: Concert in London (UK) Royal Festival Hall.

October 7: Dublin (IE)  Receives a Lifetime Achievement in Music Award.

At the Guinness Blues Festival Lisa Celeste sang a few duets with her mother.


February 23:  Inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame for "I Loves You Porgy" (Bethlehem 1959).

April 13: Concert in São Paulo (BR) at Via Funcha

April 16: Concert in São Paulo (BR) at Bourbon Street Music Club

April 19: Rio de Janeiro (BR) at ATL Hall / Metropolitan

US Tour

Al Schackman (guitar), Javier Currovadas (keyboard), Tony Jones (bass), Paul Robinson (drum), Leopoldo Fleming (percussions)

May 26: Atlanta (Georgia, US) Chastain Amphitheater.  Receives Honorary Citizenship to Atlanta.

May 30, 2000 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

June 2, 2000 Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY

June 7, 2000 FleetBoston Pavilion, Boston, MA

June 9: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US)  Receives Diamond Award for Excellence in Music from the Association of African American Music.

June 10, 2000 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

June 18, 2000 Oriental Theater, Chicago, IL

June 22, 2000 Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA

June 26, 2000 Temple Buell Theater, Denver, CO

August 7: France,  Receives the Honorable Musketeer Award from the Compagnie des Mousquetaires d'Armagnac

Moves to Carry-le-Rouet, Provence, 30 km from Bouc-Bel-Air

August 9, 2000 Marciac, FRA (Jazz Festival)

October 30, 2000 Bass Auditorium, Austin, TX

November 3, 2000 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

November 8, 2000 Gusman Center, Miami, FL

November 13, 2000 Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

November 13, 2000 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

November 19, 2000 Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA


April 4:  Nina's mother dies

June 8, 2001 Palais des Congres, Paris, FRA

June 23, 2001 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

June 28, 2001 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (JVC Jazz Festival)

July 3, 2001 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

July 7, 2001 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

July 11, 2001 Paramount Theater, Oakland, CA

July 15, 2001 Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

July 19, 2001 Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL

July 23, 2001 Benaroya Concert Hall, Seattle, WA

July 27, 2001 Fox Theater, Detroit, MI

August 26: Concert in Bishopstock Exeter (UK) at Clyst St Mary.


April 13, 2002 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (Rainforest Foundation Benefit Concert)

May 5, 2002 Auditorium-Parco della musica, Rome, ITY

Intro: Milestones (Miles Davis), Black Is The Color of my True Love's Hair, Every Time I Feel The Spirit, Do I Move You, See-Line Woman, So What (Miles Davis), Why? (The King of Love is Dead), I Loves You Porgy, Mississippi Goddam, I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl, Four Women, Ne Me Quitte Pas, My Baby Just Cares For Me.

June 29, 2002 Hestia, Sopot, POL (Nina's last performance ).

October 30, 2002 Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG (cancelled)

November 8, 2002 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, ENG (cancelled)

November 11, 2002 Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, SCOT (cancelled)


March 7, 2003 UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA (cancelled)

April 19:  The Curtis Institute of Philadelphia named Nina an Honorary Doctor in Music and Humanities.

April 21:  Nina died in Carry-le-Rouet, France.

Obituary by Roger Nupie, International Dr. Nina Simone Fan Club

With inconsolable sadness we let you know that Dr. NINA SIMONE has passed away. We understand this news will come as a shock to the whole world and the millions who love her music. We are sure she will forever be remembered for her exceptional music, for her genius, her talent, her courage, her fight for racial justice and her commitment to the Civil Rights Movement. She will forever be remembered as the ultimate songstress and storyteller of our times.

We give thanks to the DIVA for sharing almost 50 years of music with us. We give thanks to Dr. NINA SIMONE for the beauty, consolation and strength her voice, piano and songs will give until the end of time to people, regardless of age, race and culture. You and your music will be with us every day of our life, in our heart, in our soul, in our thoughts. In our mind. May you rest in peace, dearest NINA. God bless you.

June 21, 2003 St. Luke C.M.E. Church, Tyron, NC (Memorial)

June 21, 2004 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (JVC Jazz Festival: Sing The Truth - A Tribute to Nina Simone)