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Detroit Jazz Festival 2021

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Detroit Jazz Festival 2024 Program Schedule

This is the By-Day artist schedule for previously announced artists to help plan your visit to the 2024 DJF. The full 2024 Detroit Jazz Fest schedule with all artists and set times will be posted on June 10. Fri. 08/30/24  2024 Artist-In-Residence Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band TRANSLINEAR LIGHT The Music of Alice Coltrane featuring Ravi Coltrane with special guest Brandee Younger Sat. 08/31/24 Cameron Graves Carmen Lundy Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround plus special guest Christian McBride & Inside Straight Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet Mimi Fox Organ Trio MONTY ALEXANDER D-DAY Nate Smith The Bad Plus Sun. 9/01/24......

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Drummer, Composer, Bandleader Brian Blade Named as 2024 Artist-in-Residence

Drummer, Composer, Bandleader Brian Blade Named as 2024 Artist-in-Residence DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is honored to present two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Brian Blade as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2024 Detroit Jazz Festival.  Blade, a highly sought after sideman and collaborator, is also a composer and leader of Brian Blade & The...

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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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NEA Jazz Masters Regina Carter, Louis Hayes, Kenny Garrett Headline 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival

NEA Jazz Masters Regina Carter, Louis Hayes, Kenny Garrett Headline 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival DETROIT – The newly minted recipients of the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship – Regina Carter, Louis Hayes, and Kenny Garrett (all from Detroit) along with a stellar roster of jazz artists from around the world will hit the Detroit Jazz...

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Karriem Riggins

Detroit’s Karriem Riggins to Serve as Artist-in-Residence at the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival

    Detroit’s Karriem Riggins to serve as Artist-in-Residence at the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival DETROIT   The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is honored to present Karriem Riggins as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival. Riggins is a renowned jazz musician, producer, DJ, and EMMY Award winner from Detroit, Michigan. As the 2023...

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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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Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage Announces 2022 Lineup

DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world’s largest (and best) free jazz festival in the world, tonight announced its lineup for Labor Day weekend during a livestream preview event that included a live performance from the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Chucho Valdés. The Festival is expected to be back live, in-person in...

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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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