Detroit International Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMichigan
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Detroit, Michigan USA
Festival Contact Information

Detroit International Jazz Festival
660 Woodward Avenue,
Suite 13
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: +01 313-447-1248
Fax: +01 313-447-1249

Festival Description

The Detroit International Jazz Festival presents legendary jazz musicians—including Detroit’s finest musicians on six stages over the course of three and a half days. Blues, gospel, R&B;, Motown can be heard over several city blocks, and include a jazz inspired visual arts show, specialty foods, activities for children, parades, fireworks, picnic areas, riverboat cruises and more. Entrance to the festival is free.

Festival Dates August 30 - September 2, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Aaron Diehl Trio
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • All We Are Saying: Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon featuring Greg Leisz, Jenny Scheinman, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen
  • Aquanko
  • Berklee College of Music: Unlimited Perception
  • Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes Piano Duo
  • Central Michigan University Jazz Lab I
  • Charles Lloyd & Friends featuring Bill Frisell
  • Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach Duo
  • Dave Murray Big Band featuring Macy Gray
  • Detroit Jazz Factory Showcase
    • Scott Gwinnell Ensemble
    • Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet
  • Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra – The Music of Duke Ellington, with guest soloists Alice Tillman, Shahida Nurullah & James Carter, David Berger, Conductor.
  • DJF 2013 National Trumpet Comp Winner with the Gary Schunk Trio
  • DJF Dave Brubeck Tribute Series featuring:
    • Brubeck Brothers Quartet
    • Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra Commission Project - Newly Commissioned arrangements of Dave Brubeck Compositions -featuring the DJFO & guest soloists
  • The Detroit New Orleans Band - A Recreation of Dave & Iola Brubeck’s Dramatic Masterpiece, Conductor, Bill Meyer
  • TO HOPE; A Celebration: Dave Brubeck’s Historic Mass – A Stunning Masterpiece 65 Voice Choir, String Orchestra & the Brubeck Brothers Quartet with Rick Margitza on Saxophone
  • DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra
  • Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway “Duke at the Roadhouse”
  • Francisco Mora Catlett & AfroHORN
  • Freddy Cole Quartet
  • Gene Dunlap Sextet
  • George Bohanon Azar Lawrence Collaboration
  • Geri Allen Homecoming Band featuring Robert Hurst, JD Allen, Sheila Jordan, Dave McMurray, Karriem Riggins & George Bohanon
  • Gregory Porter
  • JD Allen Trio
  • Joan Belgrave Sings Dinah Washington
  • Johnny O’Neal Trio
  • Johnny Trudell & the Michigan Jazz Fest All Stars
  • Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson & Orchestra conducted by Dan Coleman, playing selections from the new album “Walking Shadows”
  • Karriem Riggins
  • Kimmie Horne
  • Lee Konitz Quartet
  • Mack Avenue Superband Musical Director Rodney Whitaker featuring Kirk Whalum, Carl Allen, Gary Burton, Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Evan Perri, Aaron Diehl & DJF Artist-in-Residence Danilo Pérez
  • Marcus Belgrave - Trumpet Call
  • McCoy Tyner Trio with special guest Savion Glover
  • Michael Weiss Quintet
  • “MILES SMILES” featuring Wallace Roney, Larry Coryell, Rick Margitza, Ralphe Armstrong & Alphonse Mouzon
  • Oakland University Jazz Band
  • Quest Reunion featuring David Liebman, Richie Bierach, Ron McLure & Billy Hart
  • Ravi Coltrane Quartet
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Saxophone Summit featuring Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman & Ravi Coltrane
  • Teddy Harris Jr. Tribute – The New Breed Be Bop Society
  • Terell Stafford Quintet
  • The Alan Broadbent Trio featuring Sheila Jordan plus Strings
  • The Cookers: Billy Harper, Gary Bartz, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart
  • The David Berger Jazz Orchestra featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet presents “Sweet Thunder”
  • The John Scofield Überjam Band featuring Andy Hess, Avi Bortnick & Tony Mason
  • The Robert Hurst Group
  • The Three Baris: A Tribute to Pepper Adams featuring Gary Smulyan, Howard Johnson & Frank
  • Tony Monaco Trio featuring Fareed Haque
  • Tribute to Brad Felt featuring Steve Wood, Gary Schunk, Pat Prouty, Bill Higgins, and Terry Kimura
  • Tribute to Don Byas featuring James Carter
  • Tribute to Stan Kenton featuring The Four Freshman & the Toledo Jazz Orchestra
  • Trio Da Paz & Friends Play Jobim & Getz featuring Romero Lubambo, Duduka Da Fonseca, Nilson Matta, Harry Allen, Joe Locke, Maucha Adnet
  • Tumbao Bravo
  • Warren Wolf Quartet featuring Robert Hurst, Carl Allen, & Benny Green
  • Yellowjackets


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Photo 1-2011 DJF Panoramic-Len Katz.jpg
      2011 Detroit Jazz Festival
      Courtesy: Detroit Jazz Festival, Photographer Len Katz
    • Photo 2-SingTruthDJF Opening Night.jpg
      2011 Detroit Jazz Festival Opening Night Performance — “Sing The Truth!” featuring (l-r) Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves
      Courtesy: Detroit Jazz Festival, Photographer Jeff Forman
    • Photo 3-Joe Lovano.jpg
      2011 Detroit Jazz Festival – Joe Lovano
      Courtesy: Detroit Jazz Festival, Photographer Jeff Forman
    • Photo 4DJFO 111A.jpg
      2011 Detroit Jazz Festival — Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra with special guest Ernie Andrews
      Courtesy: Detroit Jazz Festival, Photographer Jeff Forman
    • Photo 5_Regina Carter.jpg
      2011 Detroit Jazz Festival — (l-r) Yacouba Sissoko and Regina Carter
      Courtesy: Detroit Jazz Festival, Photographer Jeff Forman
  • Hart Plaza
    1 Hart Plaza
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Cadillac Square
    111 Cadillac Square
    Detroit, Michigan


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