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Date:
February 22, 2020
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
The American Theatre
Address:
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23661
Cost:
Tickets starting at $35. Additional fees may apply.
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The Jazz Side of Aretha Franklin featuring Desiree Roots

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Franklin moved to New York City in the 60s, where she performed with jazz greats including Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Award-winning singer and actress Desirée Roots brings this portion of Franklin’s songbook to life for a can’t-miss evening of stories and standards. Roots is one of Coastal Virginia’s brightest talents, honoring Franklin while delivering her unique spin with a soaring vocal range and lush quality that celebrates this rarely heard portion of Franklin’s repertoire. Accompanied by Dr. Weldon Hill and Lucy Kilpatrick on piano and keys, James “Saxsmo” Gates on saxes, Keith Willingham on trumpet, Michael Hawkins on bass, and Billy Williams on drums, this promises to be a tribute to Aretha Franklin like none other!