39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Official Lineup

We are thrilled to announce the official lineup for the 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, set for Labor Day weekend (8/31-9/3) 2018 in world-class Downtown Detroit.

Get a breakdown of the festival schedule, and check out our festival-themed Spotify playlists to get excited in the meantime.

And don’t forget, you can catch all other Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation events leading up to the main festival with our LIVE streaming service! Learn more here.

See you there!

Main Festival Playlist:

FRIDAY 8/31

Dr. Valades Brass Band Led by New Orleans Legend Shannon Powell

Resident Ensemble: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen

Artist-In Residence: Chick Corea Akoustic Band

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SATURDAY 9/1/18

Straight Ahead 25h Anniversary Reunion Featuring: Regina Carter, Marion Hayden, Gayelynn McKinney, Alina More

Julian Lage Trio

Dr Lonnie Smith Organ Trio

National Instrumental Competition WINNER

Tia Fuller

Nicholas Payton – Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

Sasha Masakowski- Art Market

Emmett Cohen Trio

Trio of OZ featuring: Omar Hakim and Rachel Z

Artist-In Residence: Chick Corea Elektric Band

Ravi Coltrane’s Universal Consciousness: Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane

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SUNDAY 9/2/18

Delvon Lamar Organ Trio

Harold Lopez Nussa with Gregoire Maret and Pedrito Martinez

Eddie Daniels Quartet with The Harlem String Quartet

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

Karriem Riggins Detroit Generations

Hubtones: Freddie Hubbard 80th Birthday Celebration – Featuring: Nicholas Payton, Randy Brecker, David Weiss and Dwight Adams

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz

Resident Ensemble: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen

ASABA Trio- Hirofumi Asaba

Senri Oe

JC Heard JazzWeek All-Stars

Pat Martino Quintet

Marcus Miller

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MONDAY 9/3/18

Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones

Cecile McLorin Salvant

The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Resident Ensemble: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen

Christian Sands Trio

Joey Defrancesco:Project Freedom

Artist-In Residence: Chick Corea with the Detroit Jazz Festival Symphony Orchestra, Conductor, Steven Mercurio

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