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Bessie, Billie, & Nina

Pioneering Women in Jazz

Thursday, March 24, 2022 • 8PM

The musical and social legacies of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone remain as relevant as ever. Featuring three dynamic vocalists (Charenée Wade, Vanisha Gould, and Tahira Clayton) backed by an all-female band, Bessie, Billie, & Nina celebrates the enduring legacy of these three iconic artists with performances of their classic songs, including Bessie Smith's "Downhearted Blues," Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," and more.


Charenée WadeVocals
Tahira ClaytonVocals
Vanisha GouldVocals
Jocelyn Gould Guitar
Nadje NoordhuisTrumpet
Liany MateoBass
Gary KerkezouDrums



Thursday, March 24, 2022 • 8PM


Buy tickets to four (4) or more shows to receive a 10 percent discount


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Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
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Malibu, CA 90263


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