Detroit Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

  I  
Image

Dee Dee Bridgewater is the artist-in-residence for this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival.

(Photo: Mark Higashino)

The Detroit Jazz Festival, set to run Labor Day weekend, announced its 2020 lineup Monday.

“True to our mission, the Detroit Jazz Festival provides a platform for emerging and legacy artists to present true jazz presentations to enthusiasts and fans across the world ... this year is no exception,” festival President and Artistic Director Chris Collins wrote in an email. “This year’s festival will showcase a very dynamic group of artists from various disciplines and generations, representing our embedded mission to present multiple facets of jazz in one festival setting.”

Dee Dee Bridgewater is this year’s artist-in-residence, and is scheduled to perform several times during the weekend. Also slated to play are Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Gregory Porter, Anat Cohen Tentet and Alicia Olatuja, among others. DB



  • web_Mark_Colby_obituary.png

    Mark Colby (1949–2020)

  • redman4_creditMichaelWilson2WEB.jpg

    Bassist Christian McBride (left), saxophonist Joshua Redman, drummer Brian Blade and pianist Brad Mehldau reconvened in the studio after more than two decades for RoundAgain.

  • newport-kamasiatnewport_credit_corwinwickersham.jpg

    Saxophonist Kamasi Washington performs during the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

  • joeyd_MichaelWoodall.jpg

    Joey DeFrancesco, widely celebrated as an organist, also sings and plays trumpet and tenor saxophone.

  • gpeacock_DanielaYohannes-ECM.jpeg

    Gary Peacock (1935-2020)