Oct. 30: Nnenna Freelon at The Wells Fargo Center

All too often, “tributes” are bastardizations of the original versions, only bearable because the original recording holds some sort of nostalgia. Nnenna Freelon, however, is in a category all her own. Freelon showcases her vocal chops with selections from Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, and shows why she’s been sought after by some of the biggest names in music, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock. Absorb the soulful sounds on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 3pm. $32–$75. 707.527.7006

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