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Season’s Greetings from the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation!

What are your holiday plans this year? We’d love to see how you’re celebrating. Tag us on social media using #detroitjazzfest wearing your festival gear.


As we safely celebrate the holidays at home, relax with the healing power of jazz.

Whether alone or with family, here are 7 tips to help curate a special holiday.


  1. GOOD EATS… Craft a menu with seasonal favorites or delicious bites from local eateries.
  2. COZY UP… Get comfy in your favorite Detroit Jazz Fest gear.
  3. FIND YOUR HAPPY… Download a jazz playlist, and have a festive jam session.
  4. CONNECT… Plan a virtual gathering with family and friends.
  5. EXPRESS GRATITUDE… Light a candle, and set good intentions for 2021!
  6. ENGAGE WITH THE FEST… Attend the Women Leaders in Jazz event on Tuesday, Dec. 29th.
  7. SUPPORT THE ARTS… Share the gift of music by donating to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation HERE.


Thank you for helping us spread Hope and Healing through jazz. Your gift is greatly appreciated and provides education, access, and opportunity.


We are so grateful for the generous support from donors, sponsors, media partners, and artists who made this year a huge success.



Stay Engaged  


Coming to the Stage: A VIRTUAL LIVE CHAT

Women Leaders in Jazz 2020

Detroit Jazz Festival 2021 Artist-In-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater will lead a live discussion with three generations of noted women leaders in jazz—Marion Hayden, Gayelynn McKinney, and Hannah Marks. If you’d like to ask questions during the chat, please submit them by Sunday, December 27th to or to any of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s social media platforms. Register for the event HERE.

Gift a subscription to the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE!

Give the gift of jazz that lasts all year long. 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 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


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Donor Highlight

Are you a Detroit Jazz Festival donor? Have you attended the Festival as a VIP?

Next year, we will begin 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



Stay Connected


Invite a friend to join the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s mailing list or make a donation by using the QR code below.


Detroit Jazz Fest Live QR code

Follow our Facebook or Instagram page at, or @detroitjazzfestival for up-to-date news on upcoming events and artist highlights.


In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to connecting soon!