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Albums Of The Week: Ledisi | Ledisi Sings Nina

The R&B veteran celebrates the jazz icon with a lush album of orchestrated covers.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ledisi returns to her jazz roots while performing classics honoring one of her greatest inspirations — the fabulous Nina Simone.

Ledisi Sings Nina is a beautifully orchestrated mixture of jazz, classical and rhythm & blues, focused on the magical bond between an artist influenced by a legend from the past. Featuring the Metropole Orkest and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ledisi Sings Nina includes seven selections from the varied musical repertoire of Simone. Highlights include Feelings Good, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Wild Is The Wind and Four Women.

A Grammy-winning powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades, Ledisi recently landed her first #1 Billboard single on the Adult R&B charts with Anything for You. She’s garnered three Soul Train Music Awards, an NAACP Theater Award and six NAACP Image Award nominations. Ledisi is not only a singer and actress; she’s also an author, playwright, film producer and now CEO of her own record label, Listen Back Entertainment.”