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Big Band Christmas Show With Nnenna Freelon And John Brown

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Grammy nominated jazz vocalist NnennaFreelon and bassist John Brown bring their big band Christmas tunes back to the stage at Durham’s Carolina Theatre this Sunday, December 7. The artists first started playing Christmas music together while recording their 2012 album Christmas, but they have continued to find new ways to put a jazzy spin on classic tunes.
 
Freelon, Brown and guitarist Kevin Van Sant performed these songs live in the WUNC studios:

 

 
Watch a video of Nnenna Freelon performing at the Grammy's:

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.