Pierce Freelon, Black to The Future

Pierce Freelon is a GRAMMY® nominated musician, author, and educator. This interactive mixed media performance of Afrofuturism, progressive soul, and hip-hop jazz honors four generations of the Freelon family values, such as “keeping an attitude of gratitude.” Pierce’s critically acclaimed children’s music has been featured on Today Show, NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Now This, Parents Magazine, MSNBC with Reverend Al Sharpton, and more. His album “Black to the Future” was nominated for Best Children’s Music Album at the 2022 GRAMMY® Awards, the same year his mother Nnenna Freelon’s album “Time Traveler” was nominated for Best Jazz Album — making Recording Academy history as the first mother and son to be nominated for golden gramophones in different fields at the same GRAMMY Awards. His debut children’s picture book, “Daddy Daughter Day“ will be released with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers this Father’s Day. Freelon is a former Durham City Councilman, a husband, and a father of two based in Durham.


Oct 15 2022


11:00 am - 6:00 pm




The Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701
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