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2021 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist Lineup Announced

Herbie Hancock and the Detroit Jazz Festival 2021 Artist in Residence DeeDee Bridgewater will kick off the 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival on September 3rd. Catch your favorite live performances featuring Omar Sosa, Gregory Porter, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Kurt Elling. Stayed tuned for an encore broadcast of the 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival Preview Event featuring live performances and the announcement of the 2021 lineup.


Detroit Music Awards Highlights the Detroit Jazz Festival 

Have you heard? The Detroit Jazz Festival took the honors in the DMAs’ newest category: Outstanding Live Performance (Virtual). Local musicians and other industry professionals selected the Festival as the award recipient, winning wide acclaim for its polished four-day live stream in September. Read the full article here.


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 We’ve re-launched The Jazz Guardians Program. Click HERE to learn more and Join Today!


Jazz From The Cellar and JazzChat LIVE!


Catch it again! JazzChat LIVE and Jazz from the Cellar provide unique opportunities to experience an intimate musical performance (livestreamed on Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!, YouTube and WDET 101.9 FM) and relevant discussions (via Zoom) with jazz legends from the comfort of your home. New episodes available on our YouTube channel and on the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app coming soon.


Show off your Detroit Jazz Festival Swag

We want to see you represent! Snap a shot of you in your favorite Detroit Jazz Fest gear and share it on social media with the hashtag #DetroitJazzFest.


Download the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! App

Be the first to know about upcoming events and watch them live on the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! App available for mobile. Register for the app at


Donor Spotlight


This month we are shining the spotlight on Jazz Guardian, Rod Arroyo. Check out his message about why he loves and supports the Detroit Jazz Festival.




Are you a Detroit Jazz Festival donor? Have you attended the Festival as a VIP? Do you have a business making a difference in our area? We are showcasing donors on the blog and on the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s social media platforms. If you would like to be featured, send us an email at


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