Aretha Franklin to headline Newport Jazz Festival

June 12, 2008 7:14:27 PM PDT
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will headline the 2008 JVC Jazz Festival. Festival organizers say the Grammy winner, whose hits include "Respect," "Chain of Fools" and "I Say a Little Prayer," will perform her gospel-charged soul Aug. 9 at Fort Adams State Park.

Other performers include jazz saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter, best-selling trumpeter Chris Botti, and pianist and composer Herbie Hancock.

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