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NNENNA FREELON

GWB and LB.  Social Dinner in Honor of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.

GWB and LB. Social Dinner in Honor of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.

Freelon performed at the White House with flugelhorn player Clark Terry in 2006

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Chinyere Nnenna Pierce

Description: Vocalist, USA

Known For: She was in her late 30s when she made her debut CD – 1992

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Jazz, Vocal jazz, Cool jazz, Traditional pop

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 28th July 1954
Location Born: Cambridge, Massachusets, United States of America

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Freelon performed at the White House with flugelhorn player Clark Terry in 2006

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Nnenna Freelon

An American jazz singer, composer, producer, and arranger.

She has been nominated for five Grammy Awards for her vocal work, and has performed and toured with such top artists as Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker and many more.

She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Ellington Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Apollo Theater, Montreux Jazz Festival, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, etc.

She was in her late 30s when she made her debut CD, Nnenna Freelon, for Columbia Records in 1992. The label dropped her in 1994, and Concord Records signed her in 1996.

Freelon’s seventh album is Tales of Wonder (2002), covers hit songs written and/or recorded by Stevie Wonder. She considers him one of the greatest artists of our time.

She also had a cameo as a nightclub singer, in the 2001 blockbuster Mel Gibson romantic comedy What Women Want, performing her trademark song “If I Had You”.

Albums include.

1992 Nnenna Freelon Jazz Columbia
1993 Heritage Jazz Columbia
1994 Listen Jazz Columbia
1996 Shaking Free Jazz Concord
1998 Maiden Voyage Jazz Concord
2000 Soulcall Jazz Concord
2002 Tales of Wonder Jazz Concord
2003 Church – Songs of Soul and Inspiration
2003 Live at The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
2005 Blueprint of a Lady Jazz Concord
2008 Better Than Anything Jazz Concord

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