City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

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The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced the headliners for the event, which will take place over Labor Day weekend as usual.

The 2014 artist in residence will be Joshua Redman. According to the press release, “Redman is known as one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s and has toured with jazz masters such as Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny and Clark Terry. He, along with other world-renowned artists, including an impressive group of bassists, will take to four stages – JP Morgan Chase Main Stage, Carhartt Amphitheatre Stage, Mack Avenue Records Waterfront Stage and Absopure Pyramid Stage – over the course of Labor Day weekend.”

A sampling of the 2014 headlining acts includes:

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2014 Artist in Residence, Joshua Redman
Pharoah Sanders Quartet
Ron Carter and Peter Bernstein, tribute to Jim Hall
“Straighten Up and Fly Right” – The Nat King Cole Tribute Featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Al Foster Quartet
Christian McBride Trio
Stanley Clarke – School Days
Dave Holland, Prism Featuring Kevin Eubanks. Eric Harland, Craig Taborn
Diane Schuur with Alan Broadbent
Lou Donaldson Organ Quartet
Mack Avenue SuperBand
Marcus Belgrave and a tribute to the legacy of Louis Armstrong
Mike Stern Band
Nicholas Payton, Sketches of Miles and Gil
Sean Jones Quartet
The Airmen of Note
A Night at the Apollo Theatre featuring Ted Louis Levy, Margot B, Kevin Mahogany, the David Berger’s New York City Jazz Orchestra and special guests
Tom Harrell’s Colors of a Dream with Esperanza Spalding

See the full schedule here.


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