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The Nina Simone Database
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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How many and which songs Nina composed?
  2. Which poems/operas of Bertolt Brecht Nina performed?
  3. Which songs of George Gershwin Nina performed?
  4. How many appearances Nina made at the Montreux Jazz Festival?
  5. How many appearances Nina made at the Newport Jazz Festival?
  6. How many appearances Nina made at the Olympia Theater, Paris?
  7. How many appearances Nina made in Italy?
  8. When performed Nina at Ronnie Scott?

1. How many and which songs Nina composed?

Nina composed 43 songs (music and/or lyrics) and precisely the following:

Other 8 songs are attribuited to her husband, Andy Stroud:

2. Which poems/operas of Bertolt Brecht Nina performed?

Nina performed this songs with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht

3. Which songs by George Gershwin Nina performed?

Nina performed this songs from the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin:

Nina performed also this song composed by Gershwin brothers:

4. How many appearances Nina made at the Montreux Jazz Festival?

Nina made five appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Swiss:

Here the History of the Montreux Jazz Festival, on his official web site.

5. How many appearances Nina made at the Newport Jazz Festival?

Nina made eight appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival (US-RI).

The first "Jazz Festival at Newport" was held in 1954 by George Wein in Newport (US, Rhode Island).
It continued under that name until 1958 when it was changed to "American Jazz Festival".
On 1961 the Festival was suspended, and resumed in 1962.
On 1964, the festival was re-named the "Newport Jazz Festival".
On 1972 the festival was moved to New York.

See Newport Jazz Festival in Wikipedia, Newport Past Programs and The Original Newport Jazz Festival

6. How many appearances Nina made at the Olympia Theater, Paris?

Nina made several appearances at the Olympia Theater (Paris, France):

7. How many appearances Nina made in Italy?

Nina made seven appearances in Italy:

8. When performed Nina at Ronnie Scott's?

Nina performed at Ronnie Scott's, London on these dates: