This post was inspired by this great gallery on Slate: Jazzy Women. (I only just discovered Slate’s Today’s Pictures feature – fascinating photos every day.) The gallery has 30 photos of fierce, passionate musical women – highly recommended. Here’s just one, of Nina Simone:
Who’s your favourite jazz music hoyden?
Categories: arts & entertainment
I remember contacting you to suggest I write on Nina Simone as a ‘Friday Hoyden’. The wheels fell off for me when I read her autobiography – not at ALL to insinuate she was not a Hoyden. She’s an undeniable music genius, and she faced and surmounted incredible challenges…it was just very very sad, a lot of damage, a lot of pain, a lot of misery. I’ll try again to write it one day because she definitely deserve Hoydenish accolades. So, yes, I’d be nominating/seconding Nina Simone.