Valerie Simpson to Receive Fisk Jubilee Singers Heritage Award
Congratulations to pianist, composer, songstress, diva, Valerie Simpson (of the dynamic duo "Ashford and Simpson") who has been selected to receive the Fisk Jubilee Singers Alumni Heritage Award in a special event to take place October 6th in the Fisk University Memorial Chapel. Valerie Simpson, along with her late husband Nick Ashford, composed and performed some of America's most recognizable tunes, including "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Solid As a Rock," "I'm Every Woman," among others. She will present a full concert as part of this fundraising event. Tickets can be purchased at the "FJSA Present The 2018 Heritage Award" Facebook group.
|Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson|
Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson opened the Sugar Bar on West 72nd Street in Manhattan, where talented musicians still come to perform regularly. Valerie and I have shared many memorable moments there.
|Valerie Simpson and Nina Kennedy|