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This year the theme of DJF is 'A Love Supreme: The Philly/Detroit Summit' celebrating two great music cities The 29th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival will be celebrating the City of Brotherly Love throughout the Labor Day weekend, with Philadelphia-born bassist Christian McBride as the festival's artist-in-residence, a gaggle of artists from both cities, and several special projects. The largest free jazz festival in North America, the Detroit Jazz Festival will run Aug. 29th - Sept. 1st in downtown Detroit. Six stages will stretch from Hart Plaza to Campus Martius, and Woodward Avenue will be blocked off between them to create a pedestrian corridor.
Headliners include: • Jimmy Heath • Benny Golson • Robin Eubanks • Pat Martino • Joey DeFrancesco • James Carter • Gerald Wilson (celebrating his 90th birthday) • Dianne Reeves • Roy Hargrove • Jim Hall • The Dizzy Gillespie All Stars • Brian Bromberg • Hot Club of Detroit • Randy Brecker • Kenny Barron • The Alice Coltrane tribute will feature an eye-popping quartet including her son Ravi Coltrane on saxophones, Charlie Haden on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums and native Detroiter Geri Allen on piano. • Philly native Christian McBride will be the Artist-In-Residence. He'll curate an opening night Friday tribute to Marvin Gaye with Lalah Hathaway, lead his own band and join organist DeFrancesco and Detroit-born drummer Karriem Riggins for a set, and more!
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