Shirma Rouse presents
Aretha Franklin's 75th Bday Bash
On the 25th of March 2017 Aretha Franklin will become 75 years old, which is the perfect timing for Shirma Rouse to celebrate Aretha’s life with the release of her long-expected new album “Soul Serenade”, a heartwarming ode to love. As if that is not enough already, after the album release the “Queen of Soul Celebration Concert” will take place. This concert honours the 75th birthday of the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin wherein Shirma Rouse together with the famous “Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw” will give a sizzling performance with only songs by the “Queen of Soul”. Next to that this is the first performance in a series of performances that Ms. Rouse will host alongside with “The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw”.
At 00:00 sharp Shirma Rouse will toast together with the public in order to celebrate the 75th birthday of Aretha Franklin where guests can dance until the early hours of the morning on the tunes of DJ Soulfania.
Soul Serenade is the 4th studioalbum of Shirma Rouse with newly written songs and adapted versions of famous songs, such as: “Imagine” and “Let it Be”. A duet will take place with Soul sensation Ryan Shaw and “our guy” Jim Bakkum.
The Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw
The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw is being defined as the best and most swinging bigband of the Netherlands. With a rhytm section of world class, fantastic horn section and ditto soloists who belong to the crème de la crème of the Dutch jazz scene. The Jazz Orchestra performs worldwide annually together with top artists of national and international fame.