Featured Website: Detroit Jazz Festival
The Detroit International Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 by Robert McCabe and the Detroit Renaissance. Along with the Detroit Grand Prix and the International Freedom Festival, Jazz Fest was intended to bring people into the city and to provide all segments of the population with world-class entertainment. It quickly became a Labor Day Weekend tradition at Hart Plaza, a city park along the Detroit River designed by Isamu Noguchi and Shuji Sadao.
From 1980 to 1991, the festival flourished through a partnership with the highly regarded international jazz festival in Montreux, Switzerland, sharing performers and commissioned poster art. In 1991, the festival merged with Detroit's Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, where it resided until September 2005.
In March 2005, Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade emerged as a major sponsor of the festival. With additional support from the Knight Foundation, the festival expanded programmatically and physically. The new footprint, covering three blocks of Woodward Avenue north to the newly developed Campus Martius Park, provided two additional stages and more space for food vendors and other activities. The result was record-breaking attendance and revitalization of the festival.
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Official Website: http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/
Jazz Vocalist MICHELLE WALKER performs debut concerts across The Republic of Kazakhstan and The Russian Federation, celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day
New York, NY, April 30, 2016: New York City based Jazz vocalist MICHELLE WALKER will be touring across The Republic of Kazakhstan and The Russian Federation in support of Jazz Appreciation Month, International Jazz Day and promoting her new CD titled "Love Misery". The tour ...
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ALFI Records Releases Albare's Dreamtime on May 6
ALFI Records Celebrates the Magic of Movie Themes on Dreamtime,
New CD by Label Founder Albare to be Released on May 6
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, April 28, 2016 - ALFI Records salutes the magic of the movies on its latest release, Dreamtime (#724131549824), the new CD by label founder and master ...
(Apr 29, 2016 - 13:06:39) [read more]
Award-winning drummer Marcello Pellitteri releases emotionally shattering new album
Award-winning drummer Marcello Pellitteri dedicated his new album Acceptance to the memory of his beloved daughter, Veronica Pellitteri.
There are powerful feelings being conveyed in this stunning record, fueled by tragic loss and the inner strength of moving on. Surrounded by other highly ...
(Apr 29, 2016 - 03:29:39) [read more]
ZOFO performs Terry Riley at The Kitchen, May 10
Grammy-nominated Steinway Artist Ensemble ZOFO performs duet works from their critically-acclaimed album, ZOFO Plays Terry Riley (released May 2015), including pieces written by Terry Riley for four-hands piano: "Etude from the Old Country," "Waltz for Charismas," "Cinco de Mayo," and "Half-Wolf ...
(Apr 28, 2016 - 15:17:19) [read more]
Trumpet icon Herb Alpert returns to Café Carlyle, May 31-June 11
Trumpet icon Herb Alpert and Grammy Award-winning vocalist/producer Lani Hall return to Café Carlyle by popular demand, May 31-June 11. Two-time Grammy winner Lani Hall was the lead singer of Sergio Mendes' group, Brasil 66. She was the lead voice on classic hits like "Mas Que Nada," ...
(Apr 28, 2016 - 11:55:32) [read more]
Jeff Hooper swings Bennett and Sinatra
The wonderful Spring into Summer 2016 season has begun at The Hoste, Kings Lynn and the series continues in May with one of the most talented and admired singers on the European music-scene and internationally recognised cabaret artist - Jeff Hooper.
Spring Into Summer 2016 with Swinging ...
(Apr 27, 2016 - 13:59:19) [read more]