(December 11, 2017-New York, NY) Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. performed a stunning sing along with the PS22 Chorus of Public School 22 in New York last week. The performance of “The First Noel” is gaining a lot of attention and has garnered over 1.9 Million views to date! You can view the sing along HERE
. The track is featured on the deluxe edition of Odom Jr.’s critically acclaimed album Simply Christmas, which is available now. The PS 22 chorus has performed with a multitude of musical acts and has had celebrated appearances on numerous national and international broadcasts throughout the years after its videos gained worldwide attention. To date, the chorus’s videos have been watched more than 75,000,000 times.
Simply Christmas, the stunning album of reinterpreted holiday classics, debuted at #1 on the Soundscan and BillboardJazz charts last year, and the deluxe edition features four new songs including, “Please Come Home For Christmas,” “Edelweiss,” which was arranged by GRAMMY nominee Michael McElroy, and features Odom Jr.’s wife of 5 years, an accomplished performer in her own right, Nicolette Robinson, and “The Christmas Waltz,” featuring a brand new arrangement by Emmy-winning and GRAMMY nominated arranger Rob Mathes. The album showcases Odom Jr.’s soulful jazz versions of Christmas classics and follows his successful self-titled jazz debut.
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About Leslie Odom Jr.
Odom Jr.’s self-titled debut jazz album on S-Curve Records won over critics and fans upon release last year, and debuted at #1 on Soundscan Current and Traditional Jazz Charts. He completed his run as the original Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton, a role that won him a Tony & Grammy Award. On the small screen, Odom, Jr. is best-known for his portrayal of ‘Sam Strickland’ in the NBC musical series, “Smash,” and his recurring role as ‘Reverend Curtis Scott’ on “Law & Order: SVU.” He’s also appeared in episodes of “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House of Lies,” “Vanished” and “CSI: Miami.” On the big screen, he starred in the 2012 film, “Red Tails,” opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo. Odom Jr. is currently starring in Murder On The Orient Express alongside Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and more.
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