Keeper of the Flame – A Daughter’s Tribute to Dr. Nina Simone

Experience the Nina Simone legacy through Lisa’s powerful interpretations of her mother’s repertoire

For the many who never saw the incomparable Nina Simone on stage, here’s some great news – Lisa Simone – daughter of the late, great artist and an outstanding singer-performer in her own right – will headline the Perth International Jazz Festival 2023 in October. The Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist returns to Australia with a show in honour of her mother’s legacy.

A multi-disciplined artist whose stage career as an actor in productions including Rent and Disney’s Aida preceded her success as a recording artist, Simone also co-produced the award-winning 2015 documentary What Happened Miss Simone, a raw and revealing examination of her extraordinary mother’s life and work.

Simone’s 2023 Perth performance will be an incredible opportunity to experience the Nina Simone repertoire performed by the one singer who knew her best: Lisa Simone shares the same rich powerful voice as her mother, one of the true icons of 20th century music. She will be accompanied by a band comprised of some of the best jazz musicians in the country.

Her Perth performance/s at Subiaco’s Regal Theatre will be a must for WA music aficionados and the highlight of this year’s Perth International Jazz Festival.