Tributes were paid to Nina Simone at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Simone was one of the world’s most loved jazz singers and performed at Montreaux four times.
“Growing up listening to her was like the soundtrack of what was going on in the United States at that time. She was uninhibited about saying things that everyone felt,” said singer Dianne Reeves. Nina Simone died in 2003 at the age of 70. she had been suffereing from breast cancer. There was also a performance from Grace Jones at the festival. The 80s star is promoting a new album, and proving she can still draw the crowds.