Nina Simone (1933 – 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, rnb, gospel, and pop.
Louis Armstrong. August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.
American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist: Eunice Kathleen Waymon "NINA SIMONE" (February 21, 1933–April 21, 2003) IMAGE: Nina Simone performing at Ronnie Scott's, London 9 January 1984.