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Nana Simopoulos


Nana Simopoulos              ACU-S2

Nana Simopoulos is at the forefront of world jazz music today.
On stage and in her recordings she artfully blends sounds and textures from around the world thrilling audiences worldwide.
Her first album Pandora’s Blues featuring the late bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins, won critic’s choice from DOWNBEAT Magazine.
The late Indian sarangi master Ustad Sultan Khan accompanied her on her last three releases, "After The Moon", 1997, "Daughters Of The Sun",
2001, which was #1 on the NAV New Age and World radio charts and her latest release "Skins".
She has also performed widely with her ensemble in such venues as the Montreux Music Festival and is on their compilation
"CD Live at the B&W Montreux Music Festival, Vol. II".
Her performance at the Warsaw Electronic Festival in October 2007 received remarkably high attendance.
She performed at Symphony Space in the "Wall-to-Wall" Joni Mitchell event with Opera diva Lauren Flanigan
and at the Kennedy Center during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz festival with the Mary Ann McSweeney sextet.
Her ensemble, "World Music of Nana", performed at the Rubin Museum with Brazilian percussionist Café Da Silva
and Merkin Hall with the late Ustad Sultan Khan on sarangi and David Liebman on saxophone.
In September 2010 she conducted 40 musicians from Tibet, India, Turkey, Africa, Israel and Greece
in a 9/11 Memorial Service at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City in an original composition called "I Will Remember You".
Guitar, Sitar

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