Ragan Whiteside

Ragan Whiteside is the Jazz Music Awards' 2022 Best Contemporary Artist and a 2023 NAACP Image Award nominee.

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This week on Georgia in Play, host Leah Fleming sits down with artist and radio host Ragan Whiteside, recently awarded Best Contemporary Artist for her single, "Off the Cuff." Known for her particular blend of flute-fronted jazz, her singles have been listed on Billboard's Top Ten singles eight consecutive times. She discusses her childhood experience with music, her influences, and her upcoming cover of "Little Drummer Boy."

A sample of Ragan Whiteside's upcoming single, "Little Drummer Boy."

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