Conversations About Jazz Welcomes Jazz Vocalist Nnenna Freelon on August 12
HHM Digital invites you to join us for a live streaming session of Conversations about Jazz & Other Distractions hosted by former jazz radio host and founder of Notorious Jazz, Carl Anthony. On Thursday, August 12 at 7:30 pm (EST), Carl’s special guest will be Grammy® nominated jazz vocalist, composer, actress and playwright Nnenna Freelon. They’ll talk about her career, community activism, and the significance of her latest CD, Time Traveler. This virtual event via Zoom is free for Hammonds House Museum members and $5 for non-members. Register today at hammondshouse.org.
Six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer. She is also a wife, mother, and sister who has experienced life's amazing gifts, and its heartbreak. The loss of her soulmate and husband, renowned architect Phil Freelon, in 2019 to ALS, followed by the loss of her sister Debbie in 2020 to cancer, have reshaped her way of being in the world.Nnenna felt the need to find her "voice" once more, through the lens of grief and loss. Her first studio recording in nearly 10 years, Time Traveler, is an intimate expression of her love for Phil and their 40 -year journey and a universal love letter to all who’ve lost someone dear.