The Times describes Nina as ‘hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying’, the actress, singer and writer Nina Kristofferson is bringing her magical show ‘Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story’ in Concert. The sell-out hit show is back by popular demand after attracting critical and public acclaim in London’s West End in April-May 2013. Billie Holiday’s unusual timbre tells a story like no other jazz singer.
Nina Kristofferson’s acclaimed Billie Holiday Story delivers heart-breaking and dramatic snippets about Lady Day’s…” (The Stage)
★★★★★ “For anyone with an appreciation of Billie Holiday’s music, this show is a must-see…” Jazzwise Magazine
★★★★★ “Nina Kristofferson has a remarkable range, capable of extreme raunchiness in her lower register and extreme sweetness in her top notes…” Edinburgh Informer
★★★★ “Mesmerising” Absolute Radio
★★★★ “Humorous, Believable Performance’” Gay Times
★★★★ “A Hugely Moving Production” Afridiziak
“A Dazzling and Emotional Account of Vibrant, Soulful Music ” The British Blacklist
“A Mesmerizing and Beautiful Performance” Londontheatre1.Com
The Times describes Nina as ‘hypnotizing, captivating, electrifying’, the actress, singer and writer Nina Kristofferson is bringing her very special show ‘Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story’ in Concert. The sell-out hit show is back by popular demand after attracting critical and public acclaim in London’s West End in April-May 2013, 2014 Tour and Edinburgh and can now be seen in Concert.
Nina Kristofferson sings Billie Holiday is a very intimate and special concert taken from this musical play’s brilliant cocktail of songs and stories from Billie Holiday’s life, featuring her greatest hits: God Bless The Child, Lover Man, Strange Fruit, Don’t Explain, All of me and many more.
Nina Kristofferson describes how, “Billie’s unusual timbre tells a story like no other jazz singer. Her phrasing and timing is heartfelt as she takes you on her journey. Nina Kristofferson has won critical acclaim as an accomplished singer of many styles encompassing Jazz & Blues to Opera.
Allan Rogers will be accompanying Nina on stage. Allan Rogers (musical director/piano) has enjoyed a long career as a studio musician and musical director covering all aspects of the industry, from the theatre to television, advertising to corporate events. He has acted a personal Music Director to many artistes including, Cilla Black, Marti Caine, Bradley Walsh, Cliff Richard, Wayne Sleep, Joe Longthorne, Petula Clarke, and recently Music Associate for Elaine Paige and Russell Watson. Allan has been MD/Music associate, for over 600 TV shows, including The Shoe Show (Wayne Sleep), Count Me In, What’s That Noise?, Record Breakers, Russell Harty, Live!, Joe Longthorne series, Jim Davidson Shows, Bafta Awards, 4 years of Noel’s House Party, 7 years of the The GenerationGame, Stars In Their Eyes, This is My Moment, and recently, One Night with Rod Stewart.
Allan has acted as MD for many theatrical productions, including Time starring Cliff Richard, which ran for two years at the Dominion Theatre, and also Cliff’s Production of Heathcliff in which Allan was production Musical Associate and Choral Director. He was Music Director for the RSC production of, A Clockwork Orange working closely with Bono And Edge of U2 on their complex score.
For the past ten years Allan has been Music Director on Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tour playing to packed houses at such venues as the O2 and Wembley Arena.
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