Aretha Franklin headlining Newport fest

Will perform Aug. 9

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will headline the 2008 JVC Jazz Festival.

Festival organizers say the Grammy winner, whose hits include "Respect," "Chain of Fools" and "I Say a Little Prayer," will perform her gospel-charged soul Aug. 9 at Fort Adams State Park.

Other performers include jazz saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter, best-selling trumpeter Chris Botti, and pianist and composer Herbie Hancock.