It’s a Jazzy Time to Be in Detroit!

August 27, 2019 | Detroit

And I don’t just mean this weekend—when it definitely will be during Jazz Fest!

Having a Downtown Detroit Luxury Loft—for TEN YEARS now—means I have the luxury of hitting up the whole lineup of this globally renown Jazz Festival!

But my 10 years being Downtown are nothing compared to the Detroit Jazz Festival’s FORTY YEARS of not just being in Downtown Detroit, but bringing the BEST of the Best Jazz musicians to Detroit, spotlighting local upcoming artists, and being FREE for fans from Detroit and far beyond!

This Labor Day Weekend, from August 30th to September 2nd, I can step out my front door to 60+ acts on four stages (actually five if you count the Pop-Up stage)!

On Friday night, I can start things off at 6 p.m. with Dr. Valade’s Brass Band led by New Orleans legend, Shannon Powell on the Pop-Up Stage.

Then I can see Danilo Pérez’s Global Big Band featuring the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, Luciana Souza, Miguel Zenón, Layth Sidiq, Tareq Rantisi and Oscar Cruz on the JPMorgan Chase Main Stage.

On Saturday, I can get a sneak peak of upcoming talent at the MSBOA Showcase: Rockford High School, Sterling Heights High School, and Northview High School on the Absopure Water Front Stage. And while I may not know any of those performers’ names (YET!), later that day there’s a set Celebrating a Detroit Master; The Music Of George Benson, a name I do know who hails from Detroit!

Sunday, I can’t go wrong with the John Pizzarelli Trio “For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole” on the Wayne State University Pyramid Stage.

And on Monday, I can get ready for Fall and get my mellow on with 2019 Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – Boyz n the Hood – The Live Original – with the Detroit Jazz Festival String Orchestra on the Carhartt Amphitheater Stage! And Carhartt is a cold weather staple for hardy hoods—and coats and clothes and shoes and boots—hailing from my hood!

Did you know Hamilton Carhartt began producing overalls in 1889 with two sewing machines and a half-horsepower electric motor in a small Detroit loft? Okay. So that’s longer than I’ve been here by about 120 years! But it just goes to show, GREAT things come from Downtown Detroit Lofts!

And great things—like the Detroit Jazz Festival—happen right outside the front door of Downtown Detroit Lofts!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! See you HERE Detroit!

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