Celebrating Twenty Years

20th Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz celebrating quality live music, explore and discover new and old stories

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Sandton Convention Center

Nnenna Freelon

Vocalist Nnenna Freelon is a six-time Grammy Award nominee who has earned a reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer.

She is also a composer, actress and playwright and in 2014 garnered rave reviews for Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles" at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Nnenna has toured with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, the late Al Jarreau and George Benson. Her recording career has brought consistent respect both as a soloist and in her collaborative work. She has also received numerous awards for her work in various fields.

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.