Cambridge native Nnenna Freelon has performed with jazz legends Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Earl Klugh and Ramsey Lewis, opera great Jessye Norman and the indie band Roots. She is a winner of the Billie Holiday Award from the Academie du Jazz and the Eubie Blake Award from the Cultural Crossroads Center in New York, and has been nominated twice as “Lady of Soul” by the Soul Train Awards.
She has also dedicated herself to educating young people, both musicians and non-musicians about jazz. She toured the US for four years as the National Spokesperson for Partners in Education and has written “One Child at a Time” (from her “Soulcall” album), to bring greater attention to the needs of children’s education in the arts. It has become an anthem for countless organizations, including the United Way.
Nneena’s unique talents and capabilities will be on display (for Free) as the headliner of the 2015 Cambridge Jazz Festival. Don’t miss this chance to see and hear a jazz legend in the making.