“On Labor Day weekend, there is no better place in the world than downtown Detroit,” said Gretchen Valade, chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Board of Directors. “We’re truly poised for a remarkable festival celebrating 40 years of tremendous performers and performances. We welcome our guests from around the world to enjoy one of the best experiences Detroit has to offer.”
Also returning this year is Detroit JAZZ Fest LIVE! For just $10, Festival attendees and out-of-towners unable to make it to the Festival can live-stream performances from all four stages, all four days via their smartphone, tablet or desktop. Additionally, the live-streaming service features select performances throughout the year from the Foundation’s year-round initiatives, Festival schedules, maps and more. Jazz enthusiasts that purchased Detroit JAZZ Fest LIVE! for the 2018 Festival, will need to repurchase the livestream service for 2019. Register for the livestream at https://live.detroitjazzfest.org
Celebrating 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans runs August 30 through September 2.
About the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation
The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that presents jazz and educational workshops throughout the year. The Foundation supports the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans, which is the largest free jazz festival in the world and a major tourist attraction for the City of Detroit, with 26 percent of its audience coming from out of state. For more information, visitdetroitjazzfest.org
The Foundation receives grant funding from the Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the D’Addario Foundation. Hundreds of individuals also contribute to the Festival through membership and donations.
Major corporate partners include Quicken Loans, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., DTE Foundation, Carhartt, Inc., Mack Avenue Music Group, Absopure, Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe and Comcast Cable. Additional partners include AMTECH International, Andiamo, Ascension Michigan, Bedrock Detroit, Bingham Legal Group, Blake’s Hard Cider, Central Michigan University, Cliff Bell’s, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit Saxophone Center, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Digital Planet, Domino’s, Downtown Detroit Partnership, DTE Energy’s Beacon Park Foundation, Element Detroit at the Metropolitan, Fifth Third Bank, Ford Motor Company, George Johnson & Company, Giffels Webster, Greektown Casino-Hotel, House of Pure Vin, MGM Grand Detroit, Oakland University, Pepsi, Plante Moran, Rocket Fiber, Schupan SustainAbility™, Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit, Stella Artois, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Wayne State University and Woodward Gallery. Media partners include Fox 2, WJR, WEMU-FM, DownBeat,JazzTimes, Metro Times, WDET, WRCJ and Detroit Public Television.