Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding has been added as a headliner at this summer's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Spalding will play at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on June 23 replacing Queen Latifah who had to cancel because of a scheduling conflict.
Spalding made her debut at the festival in 2007. She says she was inspired at age four to become a musician after seeing cellist Yo Yo Ma perform on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Spalding won the Best New Artist Grammy in 2011, the first jazz artist to win that award.
Tickets for her show go on sale on Friday, April 13.
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