Dee Dee Bridgewater hosts Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s virtual chat with women leaders in jazz
DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is presenting a live virtual chat with women leaders in jazz. The Detroit Jazz Festival 2021 artist-in-residence Dee Dee Bridgewater is leading the live discussion that includes three generations of noted women leaders in jazz. The live discussion will be held via Zoom on Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.You can submit questions through the Detroit Jazz Festival Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. The live discussion will look back at the year in jazz, including the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival. Click here to read more about the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Where to catch the Detroit Jazz Festival
The Detroit Jazz Festival is one of the largest musical events that happens in downtown Detroit over Labor Day weekend every year. This year the festival is switching things up, and instead of live musical performances, the festival is bringing the music and performances people love online, on the radio and on TV. For 12 hours each day, world-class Detroit musicians will be taking the stage live at custom built stages inside the Marriott Complex in Detroit. No audience will be in attendance, but you can catch the whole show live on Detroit Jazz Festivals website, on the radio and on TV. The full lineup is available on Detroit Jazz Festivals website and on their app, which is available in your app store.
Detroit Jazz Festival to go virtual in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT On Wednesday it was announced that the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival will be streamed and broadcast live for free on Labor Day weekend. It will be held without a physical audience and will be offered in a virtual format to follow safety guidelines amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is taking health and safety and the use of technology to a new level of excellence this year, said Chris Collins, Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation president. After much consideration, it was decided to create a virtual performance environment that will duplicate the live performance experience. JazzFest will be paving the way and reaching jazz lovers on a worldwide scale through this virtual format.
Labor Day weekend guide: Weather, traffic and events to know about
Also: Northern Lights could be visible in Michigan this weekend: How to see themCheck the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter. More Labor Day weekend events kick off today, including Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, followed by the Detroit Jazz Festival and more. The Detroit Pistons will host a Fitness Bootcamp at Detroit's Eastern Market, inside Shed 5. The National Hurricane Center says the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 4 storm by Labor Day as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29.
Detroit Jazz Festival 2019: Here's the schedule of performances
DETROIT - The 40th annual Detroit Jazz Festival is Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Downtown Detroit. It's billed as the largest free world-class jazz festival. Stages will be set up at Campus Martius and Hart Plaza. Artists featured this year include:Stanley ClarkeMacy GrayRon CarterPat MethenyChucho ValdsUniversity of Michigan Jazz EnsembleMarialy PachecoELEWYellowjackets with Luciana SouzaConnie HanHere's the performance schedule for each stage (download here):Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Week of fun from Arts, Beats & Eats
Most Michigan school districts' first day of the 2019-20 school year starts Tuesday, Sept. 3. Before summer vacation ends, Arts, Beats & Eats will start Friday in Royal Oak! If jazz is more your thing, then head to Downtown Detroit this week. The Detroit Jazz Festival is the world's largest free jazz musical festival. Michigan State will open the season Friday night against Tulsa, and then Michigan will open its season on Saturday against Middle Tenn. State.
Making of Motown documentary premieres
It's still summer, and we're by no means rushing out of this season, but this feels good. This promises to be good: The new Motown documentary, "Hitsville: The Making of Motown," is premiering tonight at Emagine Royal Oak. It focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The film tracks how Berry Gordy assembled a system that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time. Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field It's still preseason, but it's football nonetheless!
Jazz lovers, make your Labor Day plans in Detroit!
It's the world's largest free jazz musical festival, and it is returning to downtown Detroit on Labor Day weekend. The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans is now in its 40th year and brings top jazz artists to the city to perform on several stages. The festival president and art director, Chris Collins, joined famed jazz musician Rodney Whitaker and other talented musicians to give a taste of what they will be performing at the festival. If you would like to hear Rodney Whitaker play in person, he will be a part of the Hometown Series on Monday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. on the Pyramid Stage. The Detroit Jazz Festival is over Labor Day weekend at various stages in Downtown Detroit.