With the beautiful historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House serving as the backdrop, generations young and old come together to honor the jazz vocal traditions born of the big-band swing era. Accompanied by the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, three Detroit divas (Shahida Nurullah, Ursula Walker and Judy Coachill) each highlight their unique vocal talents with selections of jazz standards from the American songbook. The winner of Detroit Jazz Festival’s Youth Jazz Vocalist Competition, and the J.C. Heard All-Star Youth Ensemble, selected from outstanding students of Jazz Week @ Wayne, show the audience how the legacy of jazz has been preserved through the years.
About the Detroit Jazz Festival
The Detroit Jazz Festival is a major cultural institution, providing year-round concerts and educational programming that culminates in one of the world’s premier jazz festivals on Labor Day Weekend.
Now in its 36th year, the festival takes place over several city blocks in downtown Detroit – from Hart Plaza to Campus Martius – with five stages and 100 acts over four days. It also offers educational activities, fireworks, late-night jam sessions, rare opportunities to meet the artists and much more. And it’s all FREE.
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