Christine Manetta Music presents

Love Me or Leave Me

A Tribute to Nina Simone

Christine Manetta Music presents

Love Me or Leave Me – A Tribute to Nina Simone

A dynamic & memorable two - hour concert experience of the musical magic of Nina Simone - the consummate story teller, appreciated across the spectrum of jazz, folk, pop & blues. Interwoven with heartfelt stories of Nina’s life, loves & passions.

Gathered by artist director Christine Manetta to honour & preserve the works of Nina Simone - one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century & an icon of American music.

Nina’s unique blend of jazz, classical music and blues won her an audience, earned her critical acclaim and along with her remarkable talent she created a magnificent body of works, recording 50 Albums & 500 songs throughout a career spanning over forty-nine years.

Christine Manetta an accomplished contralto vocalist, sensitive to the political, activist art, beautifully portrays Nina Simone’s stories & songs with a passionate drive & gives them a spin of her own.

Joined by the International & Accomplished musicians of the Black Pearl Band - Highlighting songs such as: My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Feelin Good & Sinnerman.

"soulful experience" - Musical Director - Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2016

POST SHOW Comments:

“Fabulous show and powerful story put together with style skill and much heart. So happy we got to see it.”

“Saw this last night - Christine Manetta was fantastic, wonderful voice and obviously knows Nina's story inside out - it was fascinating.”


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  • 7:30PM Sat 27 Oct 2018

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