Ora Reed never thought she'd land in Asia when she struck out from Mississippi as a young adult, but she now calls both Jackson and Japan home. Born and raised in the Delta, jazz singer and musician Reed travels the world, spreading her Mississippi love across the globe.
For her work as a "cultural ambassador," Reed will receive an honor at the Mississippi Trailblazers Awards and Black Tie Gala, May 19 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center, as she is inducted into the Trailblazers class of 2012.
Reed was born in Greenville and was raised in Lexington, Miss., which was once home to other musicians such as B.B. King, Lonnie Pitchford and Malachi Favors.
Read the entire article by Hannah Jones from the Jackson Fee Press: jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/may/16/ora-reeds-simple-melodies/