The Jazz Side of Aretha Franklin Featuring Desiree Roots at American Theatre

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American Theatre
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA
(757) 722-2787


Sat, February 22, 2020
8:00 pm



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"All I'm askin' is for a little respect!" It was a song that defined Aretha Franklin's fierce vocal prowess. But the diva also had a softer side. Her impact on the jazz world inspires this intimate evening of some of the singer's greatest hits. Franklin moved to New York City in the 60s, she performed with jazz greats including Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Award-winning singer and actress Desiree 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...

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