Detroit Jazz Festival

. September 1, 2015.

From Donald Byrd to Kenny Burrell, Elvin Jones to Yusef Lateef, Jazz roots run deep in Detroit, and this year’s Jazz Festival, the 36th of its kind, is sure to play in tune with tradition. Guitar legend Pat Metheny is slated for four performances—one with his trio, one in an acoustic duo with Ron Carter, one with the Gary Burton Quartet, and one with Scott Colley, Antonio Sanchez, Danny Gottlieb, and the Detroit Jazz Festival Big Band and String Orchestra. Other notable performers include Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express (a Caribbean inspired Jazz squad), Benny’s Threads (Benny Goodman tribute), and the Kenny Garrett Quintet (bop jazz, saxophone centric).

Daily schedules vary, see website for details.
1 Hart Plaza, Detroit.
313-447-1248 | detroitjazzfest.com
Free

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