The 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage was a huge success! Live streamed and broadcast on the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app, Facebook, YouTube, Instagra, Detroitjazzfest.org, WJBK FOX 2 via fox2detroit.com, WDET 101.9 FM, WEMU 89.1 FM, and Detroit A&E Channel 22. Select performances also aired on Detroit Public Television and WRCJ 90.9. Nearly a million worldwide viewers in 32 countries spent Labor Day Weekend enjoying SAFE, LIVE and FREE JAZZ. With generous support from donors, sponsors and media partners, performances included an intergenerational mix of Detroit, regional and national artists. THANK YOU to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation team for presenting a world class event during these unprecedented times!
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Official merchandise for the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage is still available for a limited time only. Purchase vintage and limited-edition keepsakes at https://campusshopusa.com/collections/detroit-international-jazz-festival
Coming to the Stage and on the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app
Detroit Jazz Festival All-Stars: American Songbook II: A Taste of Havana
Detroit’s finest jazz artists (Chris Collins, Marion Hayden, David Taylor & Wesley Reynoso) join Cuban percussionist Pepe Espinosa to explore the intersection of Cuban rhythms and American jazz at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café Wednesday, October 21 through Saturday, October 24, 2020. Seating capacity is limited, call (313)882-5299 to make reservations and for more information.
There’s Still a Benefit in Registering for Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!
The Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app provides real-time information and opportunities to participate in Foundation activities throughout the year. Be the first to know about competitions, view live intimate performances with artists, all the behind-the-scenes fun and encore performances of your favorite sets all for only $20!! Register for the app today at https://live.detroitjazzfest.com/.
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This year, beloved Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation donors Howard and Beverly Reilly, avid jazz aficionados who attend jazz cruises, concerts and festivals all over the country, received the 2020 Robert E. McCabe Jazz Guardian Award. Named for the Festival’s founder, the Robert E. McCabe Jazz Guardian Award is presented annually by the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation in recognition of an individual with Michigan ties who, through advocacy, teaching, philanthropy and/or musical achievement, has made an extraordinary contribution to the elevation and perpetuation of jazz. Howard and Bev’s immense contribution to the jazz community has helped to develop the next generation of jazz musicians and preserve the rich tradition of this great art form. Howard & Bev, we salute you!
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