- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Organizers say former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be the headline act for the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July.

Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the hip-hop and R&B; singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European tour.

It will be the second time Hill has headlined the festival. Other artists lined up for the July 15-19 festival include tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil.

The event celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and is expected to attract up to 30,000 people.

The Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of Sweden’s biggest music events, and has previously hosted stars such as Mary J. Blige, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

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