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Tribute to Nina Simone!

When:
November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-11-19T18:00:00-05:00
2019-11-19T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Refectory
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
USA
Cost:
$100 per guest plus tax & gratuity
Contact:
(614) 451-9774

Dinner Music Series

featuring

Tribute to Nina Simone!

~ Soul Jazz ~

 

Tuesday, November 19th
6:00pm

Enjoy a Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance
$100 per guest (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)


Columbus’ most intimate
Dinner Music Experience!

Hosted in our upstairs private room

Unlike other “background music” venues,
we present a private “concert” experience, front and center.
Therefore, for the consideration of other guests, we ask that you
please consider not conversing loudly during the performance.


You may arrive between 5:30 to 5:45.
The evening features a special four-course dinner served with the live performance.
The first two or three courses will be served between 6:00 and 7:00.
The concert performance begins at 7:00.
If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please let us know
and we can make arrangements to accommodate you.


Tribute to Nina Simone!

Eunice Kathleen Waymon
(February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003),
known professionally as Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
To make a living, Simone started playing piano at a nightclub in Atlantic City. She changed her name to “Nina Simone” to disguise herself from family members, having chosen to play “the devil’s music”or so-called “cocktail piano”. She was told in the nightclub that she would have to sing to her own accompaniment, which effectively launched her career as a jazz vocalist. She went on to record more than 40 albums between 1958 and 1974, making her debut with the Little Girl Blue. She had a hit single in the United States in 1958 with “I Loves You, Porgy”. Her musical style fused gospel and pop with classical music, in particular Johann Sebastian Bach, and accompanied expressive, jazz-like singing in her contralto voice.

Sharon Udoh
A lot of people told Sharon Udoh (aka Counterfeit Madison) she sounded like Nina Simone, but what that might mean never really registered. “I have a very religious background,” she explains. “I never listened to secular music until late in life, so I had no idea who Nina Simone was.” When she finally figured out who she was, Udoh was 29 years old, had been playing the piano for two decades, and consciously avoided songs written and popularized by Simone.
Nina Simone was a person of color who sang about the plight of people of color. So I decided, I’m mad enough,’ I was going to do a Nina Simone.”
Udoh’s first show was in Chicago, backed by a hot quintet. She’s coming to Memphis solo and sees the change as an opportunity to explore Simone’s frequently improvisational performance style.
“I had to pick where I was going to shine through and where she was going to shine through,” Udoh says of her work adapting Simone’s famously difficult material. “In doing that, I found myself even more.”


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The Menu
(subject to change)

Will be Posted Soon

~~ wine pairings available ~~

This is a set menu served for the event,
however we are able to make dietary adjustments in advance.
We do not take dinner orders during the event.
So, when making reservations, please let us know of any dietary concerns.

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The menu changes for each Dinner Music Event.
This is a set menu served for the event, however we are able to make adjustments in advance.
We do not take dinner orders during the event.
So, when making reservations, please let us know of any dietary concerns.

Phone reservations required – No online reservations
Please call 614-451-9774

Special Four-Course Dinner with Live Performance
100. per guest
(plus beverages, tax & gratuity)

*Seating is limited to the first 38 guests


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