Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, the Manhattan Switch and Take 6, and Omar Sosa & the Havana-Detroit Jazz Undertaking are planning to play this 12 months’s Detroit Jazz Pageant — a technique or one other.
The annual Labor Day Weekend occasion introduced a 27-act 2021 lineup Wednesday night, April 7, throughout a streaming occasion from the longer term residence of the Gretchen Valade Jazz Middle within the previous Hillberry Theatre at Wayne State College. What’s not clear but is the place the present might be; The intent is to return to a stay presentation within the metropolis’s Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park, pending the standing of the COVID-19 pandemic and native and state protocols.
Final 12 months’s pageant was broadcast stay, however with out audiences, from soundstages at Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Middle resort. Organizers say a dedication about this 12 months’s occasion might be made at a later date, almost definitely in the course of the early summer season.
However they’re getting ready for the present to go on, with this 12 months’s Artist-In-Residence, vocalist ?Dee Dee Bridgewater, slated to open and shut the pageant on Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, in addition to acting on Sept. 5. Hancock may also carry out on opening night time.
It was additionally revealed that the downstairs membership on the Valade Jazz Middle might be named Dee Dee Bridgewater’s in honor of the singer, who grew up in Flint.
Different highlights embrace all-star centennial celebrations for Dave Brubeck (Sept. 5) and Charlie Parker (Sept. 6), “The Summit: The Manhattan Switch Meets Take 6” (Sept. 4), a “Jazz and the Delivery of Hip Hop” collaboration (Sept. 4), Kurt Elling’s all-star “Huge Blind, in two units (Sept. 4) and two performances by pianist Abdullah Ibrahim –with the Detroit Jazz Pageant Orchestra on Sept. 4 and of the piece “Ekaya” on Sept. 6.
Extra acts might be introduced nearer to the occasion, the biggest free jazz pageant on the earth. Updates and different info may be discovered at detroitjazzfest.org.
The pageant may also proceed its Detroit JAZZ Fest LIVE! app, which for $20 offers customers entry to all the performances together with different unique content material.
Wednesday’s announcement was accompanied by stay, sans viewers performances by Bridgewater and Sosa with the Havana-Detroit jazz undertaking. The latter’s set included a chunk devoted to Detroit pianist Gary Shunk, who handed away on Tuesday, April 6.
The complete pageant lineup consists of:
Friday, Sept. 3
2021 Artist-in-Residence Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Woodshed Community Women
Saturday, Sept. 4
Matthew Whitaker Quartet
Jerry Bergonzi Quintet
Alicia Olatuja – “Instinct: Songs From The Minds of Ladies”
Etienne Charles – Creole Soul
David Binney Angeleno Quartet
Omar Sosa and the Havana-Detroit Jazz Undertaking
Keyon Harrold presents Jazz and the Delivery of Hip Hop with particular friends “Elzhi”, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Chris “Daddy” Dave
The Summit: The Manhattan Switch Meets Take 6
Kurt Elling’s Huge Blind
Sunday, Sept. 5
Dee Dee Bridgewater Invoice Charlap Duo
Abdullah Ibrahim and the Detroit Jazz Pageant Orchestra (Huge Band)
Anat Cohen Tentet/Musical Director, Oded Lev-Ari
Sean Jones: “Dizzy Spellz”
Tribute to Dave Brubeck @ 100: Brubeck Brothers Quartet – that includes Jerry Bergonzi, Detroit Jazz Pageant Choir and the Detroit Jazz Pageant Orchestra
AZIZA that includes Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland
Monday, Sept. 6
Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya
Jimmy Greene Quintet
Eddie Daniels and Bob James; Exploring New Worlds
Fly Larger: Charlie Parker@100 Co Music administrators: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Terri Lyne Carrington, Charenee Wade, Adam O’Farrill, Kris Davis, Larry Grenadier and Kassa General
Dee Dee Bridgewater Feminine Huge Band