Franklin to Headline N.Y. Jazz Fest

ROCHESTER, NY (AP) — Aretha Franklin will be the headliner at the first Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Franklin will be the grand finale singer at the festival, which will run June 3-9. More than 50 jazz and contemporary music artists are scheduled to appear, including Dr. John, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, The Blue Brothers Band, The Rippingtons and The Average White Band.

Performances will range from formal concerts to free appearances at museums and grocery stores.

"This is easily the biggest music festival this city has ever seen," said Chamber of Commerce President Tom Mooney.

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