Earn Your Wings

Celebrate the ongoing legacy and giving spirit of our Angel of Jazz, the late Gretchen C. Valade, by supporting the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s “Angel of Jazz Campaign” and receive a custom Angel of Jazz commemorative pin you can wear throughout the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. Each pin represents the love, dedication and memory of Ms. Valade along with her commitment to Detroit and the jazz community around the world. Please honor her eternal devotion by preserving our beloved Detroit Jazz Festival for generations to come.

Only 500 pins available. Pins are available with every $50 donation to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation through text-to-give DJFF to 243725.

Angel of Jazz Campaign begins on Sunday, Aug. 27 (Ms. Valade’s birthday) and runs through the Festival.