Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis as part of the lineup for New York's JVC Jazz Festival. The annual concert series, which runs June 1

Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis as part of the lineup for New York's JVC Jazz Festival. The annual concert series, which runs June 16-29, will play at several venues across the city, including Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, the Beacon Theater, and Birdland.

Other confirmed performers include Living Colour, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Michael Feinstein, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri, Bebel Gilberto, Patricia Barber, Miriam Makeba, and Brad Meldhau in his Carnegie Hall debut.

The festival will kick off with a Father's Day show at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, featuring Mickey Bass' New York Powerhouse Ensemble. In addition to the performances, the series will also sponsor special programs such as a "Jazz Insights" lecture series at the New School and jazz-inspired visual art displays at various galleries.

For more information, including ticket sales, visit the event's official Web site.


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