Nnenna Freelon

The latest album by Durham jazz artist Nnenna Freelon tells a new story about the great jazz singer, Billie Holiday. Famous for her singular sound and her tragic life, Billie Holiday has inspired countless musicians. Freelon’s interpretation of her work brings out Holiday’s courage and originality. Host Frank Stasio talks with Nnenna Freelon about the new album, “Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday.” (59:00)

(This is a re-broadcast of a show that first aired on Aug. 24, 2005.)

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