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July 9, 2018

 

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Discovering New Jazz

 

After writing about new Jazz releases the past two weeks on our “JazzNotes” blog, it made me think about all of the musicians on the forefront who are keeping the idiom fresh with new sounds and ideas.

 

 

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Detroit Jazz Drummer Karriem Riggins will be at the 2008 Detroit Jazz Festival

 

As we’ve mentioned in previous blog articles, Jazz must stay current while preserving its heritage. By staying current, it ensures Jazz’s future by constantly infusing itself with the newest sounds being created by Jazz artists around the world. Since the beginning Jazz has been able to avoid becoming stagnant and has, instead, grown with the times by reflecting current culture.  This is primarily done by the younger up and coming new and emerging artists who are usually close to the newest sounds and popular trends.

 

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Another stellar Detroit drummer, band leader,  and composer, GayeLynn McKinney, will also be at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival

 

 

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Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader, Omar Sosa, will be at the 2018 Detroit Jazz Festival

 

One of the best places to discover new sounds in Jazz is at well programmed Jazz festival such as the Detroit Jazz Festival which takes place Labor Day weekend on various stages in downtown Detroit. Festivals of this kind offer the full-spectrum of Jazz styles.

 

 

Our world-renowned festival has been around since 1980 and it continues to be a showcase for veteran players and classic stylists as well as new trends and fresh talent. If you want to discover new Jazz, this is the place. It takes place August 31-September 3 and t’s free so you’re able to take in as much music as you like. You can stroll from stage to stage and get a good taste from a variety of styles whether you’re a seasoned fan or new to the music.

 

 

For more information on our festival, including the performance schedule, go to detroitjazzfest.org

 

 

 

 

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