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August 29, 2018

DetroitJazzFest

 

Photo: DetroitEmuPipeline.com

 

 

The 39th annual Detroit Jazz Festival takes place this Labor Day weekend at various stages in downtown Detroit. Performances are scheduled from Friday, 8/31/18 thru Monday 9/3/18 and the line-up of artists is spectacular. To find out more about who’s playing and where, go to DetroitJazzFest.org.

 

 

I’ve heard from so many Jazz fans who want to know who to see since the festival is so massive.
I decided to make a list of some of my top picks just to give folks some direction.

 

 

First of all, ALL of the music is great so you can’t go wrong, but if you are looking for some suggestions, check out my list below: “Jazz Notes” Best of the Fest for 2018!

 

 

JPMorgan Chase Main Stage (Campus Martius)

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 31

 

6:30 p.m. Dr. Valade’s Brass Band led by New Orleans legend, Shannon Powell 7:00

 

Resident Ensemble: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen “Open On All Sides”

 

 

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Esperanza Spalding

 

 

8:20–8:40 p.m. Monsieur Periné 9:00–10:15 p.m. 2018 Artist-in-Residence: Chick Corea Akoustic Band

 

 

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Pianist/Composer Chick Corea performs all four days of the Festival as its “Artist-In-Residence”. Photo by ChickCorea-First-Works.org

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

 

Chase Main Stage

8:00–9:15 p.m. Nicholas Payton – Afro-Caribbean Mixtape Project

 

Carhartt Amphitheater Stage

1:15–2:20 p.m. Wayne State University Lab Band I with Omar Sosa

3:15–4:30 p.m. Julian Lage Trio

5:15–6:30 p.m. Straight Ahead 25th Anniversary Reunion featuring: Regina Carter, Marion Hayden, Gayelynn McKinney and Alina Morr

 

7:15–8:30 p.m. Dr. Lonnie Smith Organ Trio

 

9:15–10:30 p.m. 2018 Artist-in-Residence: Chick Corea Elektric Band

 

Wayne State Pyramid Stage

 

5:30–6:45 p.m. Emmet Cohen Trio

 

SUNDAY, SEPT 2

 

Chase Main Stage

 

NOON–1:15 p.m. Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I

 

2:00–3:15 p.m.

 

Karriem Riggins with the Detroit Jazz Fest Alumni Band and guests

 

4:00–5:15 p.m.

 

Hubtones: Freddie Hubbard 80th Birthday Celebration – Featuring: Nicholas Payton, Randy Brecker, David Weiss, and Dwight Adams 6:00–7:15 p.m. Chris Dave and the Drumhedz

 

 

8:00–9:15 p.m. Resident Ensemble: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen with Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra and conductor Edmar Colón Giebolini “Dream Time”

 

 

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Cuban pianist Omar Sosa / Photo by All About Jazz.com

 

 

Carhartt Amphitheater Stage

 

3:15–4:30 p.m. Harold López-Nussa Trio with Grégoire Maret and Pedrito Martinez

 

7:15–8:30 p.m. Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

 

9:15–10:30 p.m. Marcus Miller

 

Wayne State Pyramid Stage

 

5:30–6:45 p.m. Ralphe Armstrong Fusion Reunion

 

7:30–8:45 p.m. Pat Martino Quintet

 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

 

Chase Main Stage

 

12:45–2:00 p.m. University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble: A Tribute to Geri Allen with special guest Regina Carter

 

3:00–4:15 p.m. The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

 

5:00–6:15 p.m. Resident Ensemble: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen “Flying Toward the Sound”

 

 

Carhartt Amphitheater Stage

 

4:30–5:30 p.m. Cécile McLorin Salvant

 

7:00–8:15 p.m. 2018 Artist-in-Residence: Chick Corea with the Detroit Jazz Festival Symphony Orchestra and conductor, Steven Mercurio

 

 

HAPPY LISTENING!

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