Welcome to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s media page. For your convenience, we’ve uploaded our most recent press releases to this page.
Thank you for your interest in covering the 40th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans, taking place Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019. To receive media and/or photo credentials to the world’s largest free jazz festival, we require that all applicants be working journalists that cover the non-profit, business, community and/or entertainment beats for publicly circulated news outlets including newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, or websites. Bloggers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, to be considered each journalist is required to:
- Fill out and submit the form by clicking the button below.
- Upload a letter of assignment from their editor (on company letterhead) explaining the intent of using the credentials
- Provide links to recently published work, including past Festival coverage if applicable
All requests for media credentials must be received by Aug. 9, 2019. No requests after this date will be considered. The Festival reserves the right to deny or revoke credentials for any reason. Submission of the media request does not guarantee credentialing. Similarly, journalists that have been granted credentials in the past are still required to fill out the application and are not guaranteed media access to this year’s event.
Our team will do its best to respond to your request within two weeks from the date of your submission. However, due to the high volume of media credential requests, responses may be delayed at times.
- Photo credentials are limited and give photographers access to a photo pit for a short timeframe at the beginning of each performance. For journalists granted media vs. photo credentials, the Festival team will be happy to provide promotional photos for publication.
- The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation reserves the right to reprint or rebroadcast, free of charge, any coverage of the Festival by journalists they credential.
- Once approved, credentials will not be mailed and must be picked up in the official Media Center during Festival weekend. Pickup times and location details will be emailed to those credentialed.
Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Announces
2019 Homecoming Series presented by Ascension Michigan and Hometown
Series Artists and Performances
Summertime Jazz Concert Series Headed to Beacon Park
Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans Announces Reunion Lineup for 40th Year Celebration
Stanley Clarke Returns to the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans
Pioneer Bass Virtuoso to serve as 2019 Artist-in-Residence
Jazz Festival Recognized as Detroit’s Greenest Outdoor Event
Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans Features Remarkable Lineup of Hometown Artists
Submissions Now Being Accepted for Detroit Jazz Festival’s 2018 National Jazz Instrumental Competition
Diverse, Powerful Lineup Announced for 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans
Detroit Jazz Festival Proudly Announces Renowned Pianist-Composer Chick Corea as 2018 Artist-in-Residence
Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Announces Special 25th Anniversary Reunion of Beloved Hometown Artists, Straight Ahead
Quicken Loans Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Awarded $40,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts
Detroit Jazz Festival Boasts Impressive Lineup of Hometown Artists
2017 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist Lineup Delivers Iconic Musicians, Special Collaborations
Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Wayne Shorter as 2017 Artist-in-Residence
Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans Calls the City its Stage for the 37th Year
Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation and DTE Energy Foundation Partner to Take Care of Environment over Labor Day Weekend
Quicken Loans Signs on as 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival Presenting Sponsor
National Jazz Artists Help J.C. Heard JazzWeek@Wayne Program Celebrate 10 Years
Detroit Jazz Festival Will be Streaming Live Across North America This Labor Day Weekend
Detroit Jazz Festival Announces World-Class Lineup for 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Event
Legendary Bassist Ron Carter Comes Home as Detroit Jazz Festival’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence