Detroit Jazz Festival

2:55 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

The 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Lineup

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Once again, musicians from around the world and right here in Metro Detroit will come together to weave deep, meaningful stories through their music that are at the very root of what makes jazz an art form that imitates, creates and expands our collective musical and life experiences. Click through for full details.
In his third year as the Detroit Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Chris Collins has cultivated another amazing lineup for this year's Labor Day weekend performances. The vision for 2014 is to continue to create musical experiences and collaborations that articulate "Jazz Speaks for Life," the important words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
3:08 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Jazz Speaks for Life

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The music of the Jason Moran Trio and vocals of Alberto Mizrahi and other soloists combine to bring to life Dave Brubeck’s musical exploration of civil rights, the “Gates of Justice” composition. Woven throughout this historic piece, are vocal performances of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and biblical scripture, against the backdrop of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Bill. This unique evening will also feature the Jason Moran Trio performing their own music.
Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014Location: The Fillmore DetroitTime: 2:30p doors open- 3:30p concert beginsTickets: $25
Music
1:29 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Highlights from the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival

Stay tuned for more photos and updates from the Detroit Jazz Festival from WEMU.

Music
2:59 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

An Interview with Robert Hurst: Detroit Jazz Fest, BoB a Palindrome and More!

Robert and Linda in the WEMU studios
Brad McNett

Linda Yohn sits down with Robert Hurst in the WEMU studio to talk about about  his upcoming Detroit Jazz Festival performance, his new album BoB a Palindrome, life as a musician, and more on this morning's 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn

Linda Yohn interviews Robert Hurst ahead of his Detroit Jazz Festival.

1:46 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Shuttle to the Detroit Jazz Festival

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Round Trip Shuttles available for all three days. $15.00 per person. Save 5 Dollars if you register on or before August 25. *** Register here ***
The 34th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, a Labor Day tradition in Southeastern Michigan, will once again be filled with many different styles of our beloved....Jazz! Enjoying the weekend in Motown, listening to music by the the Detroit river, is a simple decision as it only gets this good once a year.
Music
5:01 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

TRUMPETER CHRISTIAN SCOTT ONCE AGAIN LEADS WEMU'S "SWEET SIXTEEN"!

Christian Scott at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival.
Nina Simone Simms-Bentley

Trumpeter Christian Scott delivered not only one of the most meaningful jazz CDs of 2012 with "Christian Atunde Adjuah", but he also delivered one of the most inspirational live performances of the year with his appearance in the "Tribute to Treme" at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival.   Scott's music is "as serious as your life", yet is imbued with energy and a celebration of life. 

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3:01 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Trumpeter Christian Scott takes the top spot on WEMU's "Sweet 16".

Christian Scott at The Bohemian Caverns.

Trumpeter Christian Scott immediately impressed WEMU and listeners with his first CD as a leader, "Rewind That" in 2006.  Since then we have anticipated each new release from this urbane, articulate and alternative trumpeter and composer.  His new CD "Christian Atunde Adjuah" demonstrates his "whisper technique" emphasizing breath control rather than mouthpiece technique.  His highly communicative approach recalls trumpet masters Clark Terry and Clifford Brown with a wholly modern approach.  This modernity also applies to his compositions - stretching the instrumentation and arrangements to

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