Monash University Performing Arts Centres

Fabulous Diva: The Music of Nina Simone Ruth Rogers-Wright: Live at The Count's

Ruth Rogers-Wright evokes the spirit of Nina Simone in a concert featuring original music, poetry and storytelling.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Mar 13, 2024 19:30

Event Ends

Mar 13, 2024 21:30

Venue

Monash University Performing Arts Centres

Location

48 Exhibition Walk Clayton VIC 3168

 
Join us live at The Count’s for a stunning performance of Nina Simone’s music by Ruth Rogers-Wright!

…Pure and authentic interpretation of Nina Simone’s music… — The Age

Ruth Rogers-Wright evokes the spirit of Nina Simone in a concert featuring original music, poetry and storytelling. Ruth’s smouldering vocals inject Simone’s music with soul, accompanied by a stellar trio featuring jazz pianist Mark Fitzgibbon and Craig Fermanis on Electric guitar.

Ruth Rogers-Wright is a singer/songwriter from Brixton, London UK. She has lived in Melbourne Australia for 15 years. She first came to prominence and artistic acclaim in the mid 80′s during the ‘new British jazz’ movement as described by seminal London DJ Giles Peterson. Her band Moontwist featured Australian pianist Mark Fitzgibbon. In the time she has lived in Australia she has performed her jazz originals at venues such as Bennett’s Lane, The Butterfly Club, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Dizzys, York Festival and numerous iconic Australian venues.

When Nina passed away I felt the press obituary did not do her justice, I felt she needed a great tribute to celebrate her life and achievement and so I created my show and it’s in the spirit of celebration that I always perform it — Ruth Rogers-Wright

Featuring:
Ruth Rogers-Wright – Vocals
Mark Fitzgibbon – Piano
Craig Fermanis – Guitar
Robbie Finch – Bass
Luke Andresen – Drums

Doors 6.30pm, band on stage at 7.30pm

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