Heads-up! The Detroit International Jazz Festival is coming up Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2. Headliners include DJF artist-in-residence bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Ali Jackson, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, and pianist Connie Han. Performances are on seven stages in downtown Detroit, including Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park.
Watch the live television broadcast from Detroit Jazz Fest on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 8-9 p.m. on DPTV 56.1. Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform live with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra from the Chase Stage at the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans.
This Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Stephen Henderson and American Black Journal on DPTV 56.1 will discuss the Detroit Jazz Festival and its impact in terms of music and more. Click here for details.
World-renowned jazz virtuoso and Detroit native, Ali Jackson, will be headlining a show on Saturday, Aug. 31. The Cass Technical High School graduate will be returning to the Detroit Jazz Festival stage where he started his career, performing at 8 years old with his late father. This time, he’ll “bring the world home” with him, infusing into his show all of the global cultures he’s absorbed while performing jazz in dozens of countries over the past two decades, especially during his long tenure as the drum chair for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.