Stay Informed

The 41st Detroit Jazz Festival artist lineup has been announced. The 2020 Artist-in-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater will ignite the stages with several performances this Labor Day weekend along with many other artists to be announced over the next few months.

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Register for the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!

The Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app provides real-time information and opportunities to participate in Festival activities throughout the year. Be the first to know what’s happening at this year’s Festival, competitions, intimate performances with artists and all the behind-the-scenes fun. For only $20, get exclusive access to pre-events and information, and gain direct viewing access to all four stages during Labor Day weekend at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Register for the app today at

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Coming to the Stage

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is committed to celebrating the excellence displayed by outstanding middle, high school and collegiate jazz programs. Applications for performance opportunities at the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival are now being accepted through June 15th for MSBOA middle and high school bands and the Collegiate Combo Competition.  Selected bands will be notified Monday, July 1st.

Who will be the Detroit Jazz Festival’s next emerging vocalist?

The Festival is seeking talented young jazz vocalists for the 9th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Youth Vocal Competition. The Foundation is reaching out to all Michigan School Vocal Music Association teachers for submissions. Finalists will perform with a professional jazz trio on Thursday, August 13th at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café before a panel of judges. The winner will receive mentoring from Detroit’s most prominent jazz vocalists and perform at the Festival.

Stay Connected

Our hearts go out to those affected by COVID-19. These are unprecedented times and we promise to do our part to keep our treasured donors and supporters informed on the Road to the Festival! We know music is a source of inspiration and healing so while we engage in social distancing, let’s all pause and enjoy some Jazz. How about a few encore performances from the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival every Friday and Saturday at 7pm? Catch them on Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!

Plan your weekend entertainment and check out the livestream schedule at or subscribe to the mailing list for special notifications

Be sure to check the Festival’s free app, Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!, found on Google Play and the Apple store, for up-to-date news on upcoming events.

Also, follow our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page at or @detroitjazzfestival for artist highlights and encore performances

In the meantime, please #stayhomestaysafe.  We look forward to connecting soon!