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Detroit Jazz Festival 2021

Press Release

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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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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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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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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