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Detroit Jazz Festival 2021

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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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2022 Artist-in-Residence Announcement

Acclaimed Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés to serve as Artist-in-Residence at the 2022 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation proudly presents Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz, as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2022 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage to be...

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Virtual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Rocket Mortgage Tops 2M Viewers

DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage attracted a virtual global audience of more than two million viewers/listeners during Labor Day weekend, doubling the number of jazz fans who clicked on last year’s first-ever virtual jazz festival. The Festival also saw a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of countries with...

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Detroit Jazz Festival Presented By Rocket Mortgage Pivots To Virtual

DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world’s largest (and best) free jazz festival in the world, today announced a pivot to a virtual format that will be streamed and broadcast “live” for free this Labor Day weekend. The Festival begins on Friday, Sept. 3 and runs through Monday, Sept. 6....

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Detroit Jazz Fest Plans For In-Person Live Audiences

Detroit Jazz Festival Plans for In-Person Audiences DETROIT The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world’s largest (and best) free jazz festival in the world, today unveiled plans for a return to in-person audiences at the annual Labor Day weekend event. The plans call for limited COVID-19 safety precautions and a revised festival...

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Press Release: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Omar Sosa, Gregory Porter, Abdullah Ibrahim Headline 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival

DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival, 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 live performances from the 2021 Artist-in-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater, and celebrated Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. The Detroit Jazz Festival Livestream Preview Event presented...

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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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