Nnenna Freelon http://wunc.org en Duke's John Brown Jazzes Up Christmas With Durham's Nnenna Freelon http://wunc.org/post/dukes-john-brown-jazzes-christmas-durhams-nnenna-freelon <p>Christmas music. It's nearly inescapable&nbsp;at this time of year - on the radio, in shops, in cafes, everywhere. When Phoebe Judge sat down to talk about "Christmas" with jazz double bassist John Brown, the question arose: Why would musicians want to add to the large catalog of existing Christmas songs and recordings?</p><p>"It comes from a place of joy," said the double bassist. "We wanted to take this material that's tested, tried and true and say something different about it."</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:48:52 +0000 Keith Weston & Phoebe Judge 27615 at http://wunc.org Duke's John Brown Jazzes Up Christmas With Durham's Nnenna Freelon Christmas with Nnenna Freelon http://wunc.org/post/christmas-nnenna-freelon <p></p><p>Grammy award winning singer <span class="link-external"><a href="http://nnenna.com/">Nnenna Freelon</a></span> is called the “international voice of jazz.” And along with bassist and composer <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.jbjazz.com/">John Brown,</a></span> she is changing the sound of Christmas. The two have put out a collaboration called, “Christmas.” They’ll be performing at the Carolina Theatre on December 21st. Host Frank Stasio talks to them about their collaboration.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:32:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 6272 at http://wunc.org Christmas with Nnenna Freelon