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Detroit Jazz Festival 2021

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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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Detroit visits French Quarter Festival

14184 Likes Once Again our team travels to New Orleans for the 2023 French Quarter Festival. It's a great time to kick off Festival Season in the Big Easy and as guests of the FQF we spend the week taking in all the sights and sounds. Amidst the vibrant streets of the French Quarter, where history whispers through every cobblestone and jazz notes dance in the air, the 2023 French Quarter Festival unfolded, immersing locals and tourists alike in a celebration of New Orleans' rich culture. From the tantalizing aroma of Creole cuisine to the mesmerizing rhythms of live performances,......

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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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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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