NNENNA FREELONhailed as the international voice of Jazz"has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more. Her phenomenal performances have included the Grammy Awards telecast, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and concerts in Montreaux and London. After her recent Command Performance for Aretha Franklin at her birthday celebration, Ms. Franklin said If you are looking for hip music, check out Nnenna Freelon."
Ms. Freelon was featured on the TV hit Mad Men," the feature film What Women Want, PBS's In Performance At The White House" to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Variety's The Children's Charity, on the Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, on stage alongside The Roots performing in the hit musical Ask Your Mama, and for numerous charities and at special events such as at the Society of Singers' Ella Awards," honoring the legendary Julie Andrews.
Her seventh Concord Records release, Homefreereleased in April 2010features a mix of tunes that she identifies as feeling at home in your own skin," which bubble with the energy and creativeness that are hallmarks of Freelon's recordings. Her educational efforts in master classes, clinics, workshops and teaching students around the world from technique to life-skills have made her a sought-after spokesperson and lecturer, as well as motivational speaker.
FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present NNENNA FREELON in Lena: A Lovesome Thing" from Tuesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 14 with the following schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM; and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. All performances have a $40.00 cover with $60.00 premium seats, in addition to a $25.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.