Edgefest 2019: Out West

Edgefest, Ann Arbor’s internationally recognized annual four-day avant-garde jazz and new music festival, returns to the Kerrytown Concert House and The Blue Llama Jazz Club this October 16-19.

The festival was founded in 1997 as a single day event. It’s since grown to become a major four-day musical exposition with a mission to expose new music by today’s composers and performers from not only the United States but the entire world.

This year’s line up focuses on the historic contributions of West Coast jazz artists and their role in the development of the avant jazz and new music genres. Audiences can expect a roster of distinguished composer-performers alongside their ensembles and collaborators as they highlight their innovative roles in today’s jazz/avant music world. A mix of Detroit/Ann Arbor area improvisers will be integrated throughout the fest, collaborating with the visiting artists. This will be a rare opportunity for attendees to be exposed to this innovative art form through a series of free and ticketed concerts and related educational activities.

For ticket and event information check the Kerrytown Concert House website: kerrytownconcerthouse.com/edgefest/