Wednesday, April 22, 2009

LAURYN HILL TO HEADLINE STOCKHOLM JAZZ FEST: Singer books performance at five-day event as part of European tour.

(April 22, 2009)

The Stockholm Jazz Festival, one of Sweden's biggest music events, has announced that Lauryn Hill will return as headline act for its 2009 concert in July.

Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the R&B singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European tour, reports the Associated Press, and mark the second time the former Fugees singer has headlined the festival.

Other artists lined up for the July 15-19 event include tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil.

The Stockholm Jazz Festival celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and is expected to attract up to 30,000 people. Previous performers include Mary J. Blige, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.


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