Soul singer, Ledisi returned to her birthplace to pay tribute to the late great Nina Simone. Watch the YouTube video to see the New Orleans native’s rendition of “I Put a Spell on You.”

Ledisi with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Ledisi who was raised in Oakland, CA blasted on to the scene in 2000 with her debut album, “Soulsinger.” A favorite of discerning R&B fans, she often appears on music specials like ‘Black Girls Rock’ in 2011, where the “Truth” singer was a part of a fabulous foursome of divas (Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott & Ledisi) to cover Nina Simone’s “Four Women.” She has garnered nine GRAMMY® Award nominations and has sold more than 3 million records worldwide.

Here Ledisi appears with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), led by Artistic Director and drummer Adonis Rose. The NOJO’s goal is to strengthen the legacy of Jazz locally and globally by offering “unparalleled performances, creative gathering places, and authentic community engagement.” The NOJO’s next performance is the singer, Eric Benét on March 5th at the New Orleans Jazz Market at 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.