Press Release Ledisi Sings Nina - Grammy winner honors Nina Simone
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents
LEDISI SINGS NINA
Grammy Award-winning vocalist honors Civil Rights activist and celebrated American artist Nina Simone
Friday, January 14, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $45, $55, $75, $125*
Knight Concert Hall
Part of the 2021-2022 Jazz Roots series
Miami, FL – January 3, 2022 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present 2021 Grammy Award winner LEDISI (@ledisi) in a special tribute to Nina Simone, the brilliant and celebrated American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger and Civil Rights activist.
Tickets to JAZZ ROOTS: Ledisi Sings Nina are $45, $55, $75 and $125* and may be purchased now at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.
JAZZ ROOTS: Ledisi Sings Nina is a beautiful mixture of classical, jazz and R&B sounds with a riveting narrative of a musical bond between artists from different eras. LEDISI returns to her jazz roots while honoring one of her greatest inspirations, Nina Simone.
2021 Grammy winner LEDISI is a 14-time Grammy-nominated powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades. Since arriving on the scene in the late 1990s, she's garnered three Soul Train Music awards, an NAACP Theater Award and six NAACP Image Award nominations. Most recently, Ledisi received two L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominations, including one for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She has headlined two nationally sold-out tours, performed alongside Dave Matthews, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill and Maxwell as well as jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Patti Austin.
Arts Education Program
Jazz Roots: Sound Check, a part of the Jazz Roots series from its inception in 2008, welcomes high school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools to the Knight Concert Hall for free sound checks, lectures and, on occasion, opportunities to perform with headline artists from the Center’s Jazz Roots concert series. Participants also receive free admission to that evening’s Jazz Roots concert, provided free of charge by the Arsht Center. Throughout the program’s history, students have participated with jazz legends such as Chris Botti, Chucho Valdés, Candy Dulfer, Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to name a few. Click here to watch a behind the scenes video of students experiencing a sound check with the Pete Escovedo Orchestra.
Jazz Roots: Sound Check is made possible in part by EFG; Baldwin Richardson Foods; Alan and Diane Lieberman; Green Family Foundation Trust; Quint Family Foundation; and Hazel Rosen.
JAZZ ROOTS is presented by the Arsht Center with generous support from presenting sponsor EFG. JAZZ ROOTS also receives generous support from Baldwin Richardson Foods, Quint Family Foundation, Alan and Diane Lieberman and Steinway & Sons, the official piano of the Adrienne Arsht Center. WDNA 88.9 FM is a media sponsor.
Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety
The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.