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April 5, 2019





As a service to our Jazz Notes readers,  we are sharing the initial line-up of performers for this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival which is celebrating it’s 40 anniversary! Here are excerpts from the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s press release from this past week.



“We’re really excited about the exceptional lineup put together for the 40th year celebration which reflects a reunion of some of the most inspiring performers and performances we’ve had the pleasure of hosting over the last 10 years at the Jazz festival,” said Chris Collins, president and artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation.


“From jazz legends to up-and-coming revolutionaries and Detroit homecoming artists, these artists have become a part of our extended family and it’s only appropriate they come back to headline our reunion year.”






Partial Initial Lineup 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival



This includes a real treat as former Artists-in-Residence Ron Carter, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Danilio Pérez and Terence Blanchard will also take a stage for the Festival.



Below is an initial look at this year’s Festival lineup! What a list!



Friday, Aug. 30

o Danilio Pérez’s Global Big Band featuring the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra and Guests
o Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – Back-to- ‘School Days’
o The Soul Rebels
o Dr. Valade’s Brass Band led by New Orleans legend, Shannon Powell


Saturday, Aug. 31

o Macy Gray
o Ron Carter Quartet
o Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza
o Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers
o Joe Lovano Nonet
o Untitled Artist: Cameron Graves with the Detroit Jazz Festival Generations Alumni Band
o Sheila Jordan
o The Soul Rebels




Stanley Clarke / Photo:


Sunday, Sept. 1
o Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – A night of jazz with the Stanley Clarke Band
o Kenny Garrett Quintet
o Terence Blanchard – AB2 – Art Blakey Project

o Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
o Pat Metheny Ron Carter Duo
o John Pizzarelli Trio
o Untitled Artist: Cameron Graves
o Connie Han
o Red Baraat
o Veronica Swift
o Thornetta Davis




Pat Metheny / Photo “All About Jazz”



Monday, Sept. 2

o Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – ‘Boyz in the Hood’ featuring the Detroit Jazz Festival String Orchestra

o Pat Metheny: Side Eye
o Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá
o Still Dreaming with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Dave King
o Luciana Souza’s Book of Longing featuring Chico Pinheiro and Scott Colley
o Marialy Pacheco
o The Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones
o Michael Jellick Sextet


Go to the festival website for more information:




Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM. She made her mark at WDET 101.9FM where she was program director and daily on-air music host for more than 30 years.




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