An Evening with Nnenna Freelon
Masterclass and talkback/conversation
Six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon will perform a special selection of songs with her jazz trio.
A versatile and multi-talented performer, in 2014 Freelon starred in the critically acclaimed show “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Freelon is no stranger to the music of the master singer – she toured with Ray Charles, as well as many other greatest jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, George Benson, and others. She most recently produced and acts in the touring multimedia production, The Clothesline Muse.
Freelon has dedicated herself to educating young people, both musicians and non-musicians, and students of all ages. She toured the United States for four years as the National Spokesperson for Partners in Education. Her master classes and workshops, from “Sound Sculpture” to the ground-breaking “Babysong,” teach adults and children that you too can change the world –even one person at a time. With her anthem “One Child at a Time” found on her “Soulcall” recording, which has become a sought-after song by countless organizations including the United Way.
In November 2011, The White House invited Freelon to headline the Asia Pacific Economic Summit for 300 Presidents, Premiers and Heads of State from around the world. This was on the heels of receiving the YWCA of North Carolina’s inaugural “Legend Award” for her outstanding artistry and her dedication to education.