The Detroit Jazz Festival is live again

Today, on Music Monday, we celebrate a Detroit tradition that has returned to downtown Detroit after being virtual for the past two years. It’s the Detroit Jazz Festival, presented by Rocket Mortgage, and it’s one of the biggest free jazz shows in the world.

Chris Collins appeared on “Live in the D” with host Tati Amare to talk about what to expect at the 43rd annual event.

Collins described this year as an exciting year due to legendary artists and several international artists with new perspectives on music. He said the opening night will take place at Hart Plaza and the closing show will take place on the Chase Main Stage in Cadillac Square.

The Jazz Festival Foundation truly promotes jazz year-round with year-round activations, concerts, educational programs, youth programs, and community outreach beyond the show during the weekend of Labor Day. Collins said people will be able to see them all perform at the festival over its four days.

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If people can’t make it to the festival, Collins said that this year all four stages will be streamed live for free.

The festival will take place September 2-5, 2022. Watch the video above to see the Ralphe Armstrong Trio perform in the studio, along with the full interview.

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Willie J. Johnson