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Detroit Jazz Festival

  • Detroit Jazz Festival 19900 Harper Ave Harper Woods, MI, 48225 United States (map)


2015 Detroit Jazz Festival lineup featuring a collection of performances including a Homecoming Series with Detroit natives, exciting new artists, legends and student groups all connected around special custom programming and unique musical experiences that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

Pat Metheny – 2015 Artist-in-Residence presented by Absopure (four performances)

  • Pat Metheny Trio with Antonio Sanchez, Scott Colley & special guest Kenny Garrett
  • Pat Metheny acoustic duo with Ron Carter
  • Pat Metheny Reunion with Gary Burton Quartet
  • Pat Metheny, Scott Colley, Antonio Sanchez, and Danny Gottlieb with the Detroit Jazz Festival Big Band and String Orchestra, Conducted by Alan Broadbent, perform new works including the North American premiere of Metheny’s multi-movement/multi-media tribute to Eberhard Weber.
  • Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express
  • Benny’s Threads – Inspired by the artistry of Benny Goodman, featuring new compositions by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, spoken word from author Douglas Preston, and superstar clarinetists featuring Eddie Daniels, Paquito D’Rivera, Ken Peplowski and Anat Cohen
  • Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
  • Richard Bona: Mandekan Cubano
  • Joanne Brackeen Quartet
  • Jungle Funk Trio
  • Will Calhoun Quartet w/Greg Osby
  • Ron Carter Trio
  • Anat Cohen Celebrando Brasil: From Rio to Minas
  • Eddie Daniels jazz version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for Detroit with the Detroit Jazz Festival String Orchestra and original narration from Douglas Preston.
  • Dave Douglas Quintet
  • Paquito D’Rivera Quintet
  • Kenny Garrett Quintet
  • Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra: Conductor Carla Bley, Bassist Steve Swallow
  • Jon Irabagon Quartet
  • Oliver Lake Organ Quartet
  • Carmen Lundy
  • Mack Ave. Superband
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa “Bird Calls”
  • René Marie Experiment in Truth
  • Danilo Pérez – world premiere of his commissioned Detroit World Suite
  • Ken Peplowski Quartet
  • Ester Rada
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra
  • Christian Scott Sextet
  • The John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet
  • Tuba Skinny
  • Steve Turre: Rahsaan Roland Kirk Birthday Celebration with special guest James Carter
  • James “Blood” Ulmer & the Black Rock Experience featuring Queen Esther
  • Manuel Valera & Groove Square