The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world’s largest free jazz festival in the world, returns – virtually, this Labor Day weekend.
The Festival, will be offered as a free livestream (no replays or on-demand) from indoor sound stages at the Detroit Marriott inside the Renaissance Center.
Although the in-person performances will be closed to the public, jazz enthusiasts will be able to view or listen in a number of ways including: here on the Detroit Public TV website, the festival’s social media channels, detroitjazzfest.org and on the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app.
This year’s Artist-in-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater will headline multiple performances during the festival including an opening set with protégé group, the Woodshed Network Ladies, and a closing night performance with her all-female big band. Other highlights include performances from Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Keyon Harrold, Omar Sosa and the Havana-Detroit Jazz Project; Kurt Elling’s The Big Blind featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater: A Jazz Radio Play written by Kurt Elling and Phil Galdston; The Summit: Take 6 Meets the Manhattan Transfer, Monty Alexander HKX, and our world-class Detroit hometown artists.
You can download this year’s schedule or view: