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From Jazz to Soul

New Jersey open mic poetry and live performance event.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Price: Free

Cranford Community Center

220 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

Cranford Public Library

Event Description

Songs from the 30s thru the 70s — A musical journey from the era when the "First Lady Of Song," Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. 

In addition to Ella and Aretha, this showcase pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight. 

Vocalist Rhonda Denet is accompanied by a trio of musicians in this performance (keys, bass, and drums). 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

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