About “Free To Be Me — Four Women Cabaret Night”
Presented in association with 2018 Seneca Falls Revisited Women’s Equality Conference and Retreat
Join Natalie Douglas as she pays tribute to four complex, exhilarating and fiercely talented women: Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holliday.
Artists, fans, colleagues, muses, even friends, these four women thrived, shaped and sang about the Twentieth Century. They changed the face of storytelling for future generations with songs including:
- Lena's big hit "Stormy Weather" and sophisticated "I Love To Love"
- Dr. Simone's composition "Mississippi Goddam" and the electrifying "I Put a Spell on You"
- Abbey's inspirational song "Throw It Away" and the glorious "Wholly Earth"
- and, of course, Billie's stunning "God Bless The Child" and her singular "Strange Fruit"
About Natalie Douglas
Called, "a true force of nature," and "in a league of her own" by Clive Davis of The Times (UK) in five-star reviews of two London appearances, Natalie Douglas is a Nightlife, two-time Backstage Bistro & ten-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner and recipient of the Donald F. Smith & Margaret Whiting Awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Natalie's portrait also hangs on the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame.
This popular artist & educator has spent the last few years bringing her concerts, workshops & Master Classes to audiences & students across the USA, (Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Cafe Carlyle, The Town Hall, Herbst Theatre, Thalian Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater & Appel Room) and the world (The UK, Germany, Montenegro, Greece, Corsica, Argentina and Mexico).
Her musical celebrations of Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Nat "King" Cole, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Dolly Parton as well as shows about Cafe Society, the Music of the 70's, Freedom Songs, and gospel influenced jazz and blues have had on their feet clapping long, loudly and yelling for more. In October, Natalie will return to London for her seventh run in five years at her new UK concert home, The Pheasantry.
Natalie's critically acclaimed, award-winning third album, "Human Heart," released in March 2016, along with her first two albums, "To Nina ... Live At Birdland" and "Not That Different," are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, GooglePlay. She also appears on Fine and Dandy for PS Classics and Broadway By The Year: 1940 on Bayview Records. She is a great favorite of broadcasters and her music is often featured on NPR and Sirius XM Radio & BBClondon Radio.
Natalie has a Bachelor's Degree from USC in Theatre and Women's Studies and holds a Master's Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Theatre.
For more information about Natalie Douglas, visit nataliedouglas.com