Common, Aloe Blacc and Erykah Badu were among the stars who celebrated the music of jazz legend Nina Simone at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Sunday night (25Jan15), performing new renditions of her signature tunes.

The trio joined fans and executives at The Sundance Institute for the annual Celebration of Music in Film concert, which also marked the launch of Liz Garbus' new movie What Happened, Miss Simone?.

Simone's former band leader, Al Schackman, led the celebration, which featured Badu's a cappella version of Feeling Good and Blacc's take on civil rights anthem Strange Fruit.

Rapper and actor Common closed the evening by giving Simone songs like Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood and Young, Gifted & Black a hip-hop twist.