About Nina Simone
Eunice Waymon was the sixth child of Black family from Tryon, NC with eight children. She realized that music was important to her and aspired to become a concert pianist. Local supporters helped her enroll at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Eventually, she began playing piano at a nightclub in Atlantic City, NJ. She adopted the name Nina Simone so that her family would not know that she was playing “cocktail piano.” She began singing to accompany her own playing and that led to a career as a jazz vocalist, and between 1958 and 1974, she recorded more than 40 albums. Her musical style combined classical, pop and gospel. Nina Simone died on April 21, 2003.
About Artist Jonathan Green
Born in Gardens Corner, South Carolina, Jonathan Green attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his BFA degree in 1982 and continued independent studies in the United States and abroad for the next eleven years. Throughout his career, Green has earned acclaim for his paintings that reflect his upbringing in the Gullah community of Gardens Corner. His work reflects the cultural traditions and interpersonal relationships that influenced his development during childhood. Green has exhibited widely, and his work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Gibbes Musuem of Art.
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