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 Absopure Waterfront Stage along the river.  This year, the smaller Pyramid Stage in Hart Plaza will not be utilized.


“The change this year allows for larger audiences and increased access to all of our artist performances,” says Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President and Artistic Director Chris Collins. “In addition, whatever cost savings are realized will go toward maintaining and growing the incredible artist lineup at the Detroit Jazz Festival.  We are excited about this year’s amazing jazz festival in downtown Detroit for so many on Labor Day weekend.”


The full revised Festival schedule is available at 2023 Schedule.


The Detroit Jazz Festival Jam Sessions will be held at Cliff Bell’s, located at 20300 Park Ave., Detroit


Friday, Sept. 1 – International Night

11:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.House Band:        DJF Global – Connect International All-Stars, The Italy-based Hurricane Trio with Chris Collins in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago


12:15 p.m.–1:15 a.m. – House Band:            Khamsin – Japan Exchange, Takatsuki Jazz Festival



Saturday, Sept. 2 –   Detroit Night hosted by Rocket Mortgage Artist-In-Residence Karriem Riggins

11:00 p.m. – 1:15 a.m. – House Band:          Detroit All Stars:  Mike Jellick, Nate Winn, Nick Calandro