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Detroit Jazz Festival 2021

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Detroit Jazz Festival Artist Selection Process Q&A

The Detroit Jazz Festival news team sits down with Chris Collins, President & Artistic Director, Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation for some questions on the artist selection process. Click Here for 2024 Open Artist Submission Form Q: Take us through the process as you screen audition applications for the festival. How do you handle the incoming...

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2023 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe’s FREE Livestream Attracted 1.5M Global Audience

Detroit – The 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, the world’s largest free jazz festival, continued to attract a livestream global audience of approximately 1.5M listeners/viewers from 23 countries (see graph) during the past Labor Day weekend according to Chris Collins, Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation president and artistic director.  The data...

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Press Release

Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe Announces Revised Stage, Artist Performances for Labor Day Weekend

Friday and Saturday Jam Sessions at Cliff Bell’s   Detroit – The Detroit Jazz Festival today announced a revised performance schedule for all artists and stages during Labor Day weekend.  The new schedule reflects a larger utilization of the JP Morgan Chase Main Stage at Cadillac Square, and Hart Plaza stages:  Carhartt Amphitheater Stage, and...

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Gretchen Valade

Statement on the passing of Gretchen C. Valade from the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation

With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to announce the passing of Our Angel of Jazz, Gretchen C. Valade.  We join the world in mourning her death, and celebrate her lifelong contributions to the Detroit community, specifically her unwavering commitment to the propagation of Detroit’s jazz legacy and the preservation of the Detroit Jazz...

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For over 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has celebrated Detroit’s rich history of jazz music by providing year-round concerts and educational programming, and of course, organizing the world’s largest free Jazz festival, featuring world-class talent, over Labor Day weekend.

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