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Eunice Kathleen Waymon “Nina Simone” à Antibes

Nina Simone, a favorite of the French, lived in France for a number of years and in 2003 died in her home at Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône.  She performed in Antibes twice, 1965 and 1969, at the International Jazz Festival in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, the oldest running jazz festival in Europe.  During her appearance at the sixth Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, her first appearance there, she had the closing spot on the first two days.  Nina Simone played piano and sang, Lisle Atkinson was on bass, Rudy Stevenson played guitar, and Robert Hamilton can be heard on the drums.

During her second appearance, Nina Simone played piano and sang, Weldon Irvine was on organ, Don Alias played drums, Juma Santos was on percussion, Tom Smith played guitar, and Clint Houston was on bass.

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