Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin To Receive Jazz Honour12 August 2011
Aretha Franklin To Receive Jazz Honour
The Queen of Soul will be the guest of honour at the gala, which will also mark the 25th anniversary of the institute founded in memory of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.
Franklin, who sang jazz at the start of her career, will also receive the Founder's Award, following in the footsteps of previous recipients Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
The concert will be held on 12 September at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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