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Entertainment Last Updated: Aug 13th, 2009 - 16:34:49


Chaka Kahn; Four Play Kick Off Capital Jazz Fest
By Kim Betton, CRESCENDOjazz.com
Jun 6, 2009, 13:23

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The 17th annual Capital Jazz Fest kicked off with a a smashing performance from one of R and B's Greatest - Chaka Kahn.

Photo by; Leslie Estes, Chaka Kahn; 2009 Capital Jazz Fest


Hundreds of fans from across the nation braved the rain, and cooler temperatures to fill the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday in Columbia, Maryland.

Chaka belted out her powerful tunes with a trio of back ground singers that was just as stunning. The audience was so moved by Chaka's performance as she sang old school and new school jams - and spoke highly of a higher power which she says pulled her through some tough times in life.

Fans CRESCENDOjazz.com spoke with were touched by Chaka's melodies, music and message. "I came here from New York and to start it off with Chaka Kahan was perfect. She's so inspiring," said Donna Hull. Jaclin McClure traveled from Annapolis, Maryland to enjoy the excitement - she too was inspired. "I love Chaka Kahn. The jazz fest is so nice. I just love it, and will be back tomorrow!!"
Photo by: Kim Betton, Chaka's Powerful Background Vocals

Before Chaka graced the stage, the smooth jazz band Four Play set the tone for the launching of jazz fest with its silky sounds. Fans were wowed by the band that's a dynamic staple in the world of jazz.

The Capital Jazz Fest continues through this weekend with an action packed line up. Stay with CRESCENDOjazz.com for the latest. For more information visit http://capitaljazz.com



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