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Published: 2017/11/13

The Tonight Show to Honor Sharon Jones

The Roots will team up with the Dap-Kings on the November 17 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a special tribute to their late singer and bandleader Sharon Jones.

Jones, whose music will be celebrated with the posthumous release Soul of a Woman, passed away at the age of 60 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Jimmy Fallon’s house band and Jones’ longtime band will come together to perform a tune from the record. The brass section of David Guy and Ian Hendrickson-Smith, both of whom perform as part of The Roots on The Tonight Show and at some live appearances, were members of The Dap-Kings.

The Tonight Show airs at 11:30 PM on NBC.

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