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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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One-World Jazz Orchestra


The One-World Jazz Orchestra, co-led by Danilo Pérez (Founder and Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute), Marco Pignataro (Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute), and Chris Collins (Valade Chair in Jazz at Wayne State University and President/Artistic Director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation), brings together aspiring artists from Berklee’s Global Institute...

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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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Jazz Goes to College

2024 Jazz Goes to College Scholarship presented by IATSE Local 38

DESCRIPTION: The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 38 have teamed up to celebrate the opportunity inherent in Michigan’s Theatre- and Music-tech college programs. Music- and Theater-tech programs encompass a curriculum of study, specific to non-performance majors. These skill sets in stagecraft, from carpenters to electricians, from board operators...

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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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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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