In the ’60s, Aretha Franklin performed and recorded jazz with Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. The jazz influence endured through a long, legendary career.
Following a successful first outing, The Richmond Jazz Society re-presents The Jazz Side of Aretha Franklin at the Capital Ale House, February 12. A showcase of Aretha Franklin’s jazz roots featuring Desiree Roots, with Eve Cornelious and Sharon Rae North, accompanied by James ‘Saxsmo’ Gates (saxes), Dr. Weldon Hill (piano), Mike Hawkins (bass), Billy Williams (drums), and Cat Pearson (backgound vocals).
Doors open at 6 – show times: 7 and 9:30
General admission: $39, Tickets here