Motor City Jazz Festival

Joshua Redman

The artist-in-residence and the headlining acts have been announced for the 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, the world largest free jazz festival, set to take place from August 29 to September 1.

This year’s artist-in-residence is going to be saxophonist Joshua Redman (pictured above). . He, along with a range of other artists, both emerging and well-established, will take to four stages—JP Morgan Chase Main Stage, Carhartt Amphitheatre Stage, Mack Avenue Records Waterfront Stage and Absopure Pyramid Stage—over the course of Labor Day weekend. Among those scheduled to perform are The Christian McBride Trio, Dave Holland’s Prism quartet, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Bad Plus (featuring Redman), The Al Foster Quartet, Aruan Ortiz & Orbiting Quartet, Cyrus Chestnut, Regina Carter, Randy Weston, Ron Carter and Peter Bernstein, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and The Gary Burton Quintet.

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Photo credit: Jay Blakesburg


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