TONY & GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LESLIE ODOM JR. PERFORMS AT THE 2017 VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW TONIGHT ON CBS
DELUXE EDITION OF SIMPLY CHRISTMAS OUT NOW
ODOM JR. RECENTLY PERFORMED ON THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE AND WILL PERFORM AT CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
ODOM JR. IS SET TO PERFORM ON TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS AIRING ON FOX ON DECEMBER 14
(November 28, 2017-New York, NY) Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will perform on the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing tonight on CBS, and worldwide tomorrow, November 29th. Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment, the lingerie runway show includes iconic musical performances, pink carpet interviews and model profiles. Taking place in Shanghai, China, other performers include, Harry Styles, Miguel and Jane Zhang. Last year’s event garnered 1.4 billion viewers and more than 150 billion media impressions worldwide.
In support of the recently released deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed album Simply Christmas, Odom Jr. performed at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the Sesame Street float, and is set to perform at Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Up next, he will perform on the all-star holiday musical special, Taraji’s White Hot Holidays airing on FOX on December 14. He also performed a sing along with the PS22 Chorus of Public School 22 in New York. The chorus has performed with a multitude of musical acts (e.g. Katy Perry, O.A.R and Carrie Underwood) 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. Odom Jr. will also be a part of Live From Lincoln Center which will be filmed in front of audiences at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center this December, and air on PBS nationwide in 2018.
Simply Christmas, the stunning album of reinterpreted holiday classics, debuted at #1 on the Soundscan and Billboard Jazz charts last year. The deluxe edition, which is out now, 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. Simply Christmas showcases Odom Jr.’s soulful jazz versions of Christmas classics and follows his successful self-titled jazz debut. Full track listing below.
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Simply Christmas Track Listing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
My Favorite Things
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
The Christmas Song
Merry Christmas Darling
Please Come Home For Christmas
Christmas (from The Who’s Tommy)
The Christmas Waltz
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 last summer, 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.
Leslie Odom Jr. Concert List
12/03/2017 St. Louis Symphony St. Louis, MO
12/08/2017 Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
12/19/2017 Lincoln Center New York, NY
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