Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Series presents “I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone”
The groundbreaking collaboration between Gerald Veasley and Carol Riddick pairs two legends of jazz and soul music to celebrate an iconic artist. The act, consisting of vocals and three instrumentalists, has performed in many festivals, jazz clubs and churches to a sold-out crowds pays homage to “The High Priestess of Soul”, singer, song writer and activist, Nina Simone. Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music, and the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. She earned the moniker “High Priestess of Soul” for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment.