The grande dame of American popular music, this exceptional singer has been electrifying audiences for decades, breathing soul into everything she touches, be it gospel, R&B, funk, or even hip-hop. In the late 1980s, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In her long and varied career, the Atlantic recordings of late 1960s stand out, with such classics as Respect, Chain of Fools andThink.
In 2008, Aretha Franklin paid her first visit to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, where she became the 10th winner of the Ella-Fitzgerald Award, presented to an international artist in recognition of the scope, flexibility, improvisational originality and quality of his/her repertoire. The Queen of Soul returns in 2014 to serenade us with a collection of immortal songs including Respect, Chain of Fools and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Given how rarely the Queen takes the stage these days, we’re truly privileged to have this performance. An absolute musical must!
Wednesday July 2 at 7:30 p.m.