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Headliners at Ford Detroit 2001

The Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, formerly Montreux-Detroit, will again be Southeastern Michigan’s biggest jazz event of the year. It all takes place on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit on Labor Day weekend. This year’s festival has a number of exciting artists, as can be seen in the complete schedule below. This includes several nationally known acts and many of the best musicians who have chosen to live around Detroit.

The headliners include two Detroiters who have gone on to international renown from their new homes in New York: Tommy Flanagan and James Carter. Flanagan is generally considered the world’s foremost living exponent of bebop piano jazz and has been a musician’s musician since he arrived in the Big Apple in 1956. He has played with everybody in jazz, including Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald. His trio is a marvel of sophisticated swing and should not be missed when it performs at 10 pm on August 31st.

James Carter has been one of the hottest young saxophonists in jazz since he toured with Wynton Marsalis in 1985 (he is a more adventurous player than Marsalis). Carter will appear at the festival to showcase two of his most recent projects: a band building on the legacy of Django Reinhardt (Chasin’ the Gypsy, at 8:45 pm on September 1st) and his Electric Project with a more contemporary sound (6:30 pm on Labor Day). Carter masters a number of jazz traditions and with more gusto than anyone.


 

Friday, August 31

AMPHITHEATRE PYRAMID WATERFRONT JEFFERSON AVE
3:00
CMU WAILS Saxophone Orchestra
   

3:00
Jackson Middle School

4:00
Louis Smith Quartet

4:00
Wayne State Lab 1

4:00
Schoolcraft College

4:15
Chesaning High
School

5:30
315 All Stars

5:15
The Brothers Groove

5:15
Faruq Z Bey & Speaking in Tongues

5:30
SEMJA CLINIC w/ Ernie Rodgers & Student Jam Session

6:45
Benny Green

6:45
Barbara Ware & Matt Michaels Trio

6:45
Brad Felt Quartet

7:30
Hot Sauce

8:00
Christian McBride

8:30
Brubeck Brothers Quartet

9:00
Russell Malone

9:00
Hughey & The Killer Joe

10:30
Jazz Crusaders w/  Wilton Felder & Wayne Henderson

10:00
Tommy Flanagan

11:00
Marlena Shaw

10:30
Charles Boles & The Exploration Unit



Saturday, September 1

AMPHITHEATRE PYRAMID WATERFRONT JEFFERSON AVE

12:00
Romulus Sr. High School

12:00
Hastings High School

12:00
Northview High School Jazz Ensemble

12:00
Jackson High School

1:15
DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra

1:15
CMU Jazz Ensemble

1:15
Livonia Churchill Jazz Combo

1:15
U of M Jazz Ensemble

2:30
Rich K Brazil & Beyond

2:30
IAJE Reading Band

2:30
Hurm Sanford

2:30
SEMJA CLINIC w/ Teddy Harris and Student Jam Session

5:30
Thornetta Davis

4:00
Taslima Bey Quartet

4:00
Larry Nozero Quintet

4:30
Northview Jazz Combo

7:00
Kevin Mahogany

5:30
Kathy Kosins

5:30
Naima Shambourguer

6:00
James Dapogny

8:45
James Carter's Chasin' The Gypsy Band

8:00
Hilton Ruiz w/ special guest Antonio Hart

7:30
Toshiko Akiyoshi/ Lew Tabackin Quartet

7:30
The Patrick Prouty Trio

10:30
Jimmy Smith

9:45
Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe

9:15
Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band

9:30
Mark Moultrup Group



Sunday, September 2

AMPHITHEATRE PYRAMID WATERFRONT JEFFERSON AVE

12:00
Edsel Ford Jazz Ensemble

12:00
Stevenson High School

12:00
O L Smith Dearborn Middle School Combo

12:00
Kennedy Middle School

1:15
Henry Ford Jazz Band

1:15
Monroe Jefferson High School

1:15
Northview Big Band

1:15
Forest Hills Northern Combo

2:30
Miquel Guitterez

2:30
Paul Abler

2:30
Herrold/Gordon Small Band

2:30
SEMJA CLINIC w/ Alma Smith and Student Jam Session

 

4:00
Oddessa Harris Group w/ R J Spangler

4:00
Summers, Delaney & Sharp

4:30
Anchor Bay High School

5:30
Classique presents Deblon Jackson & Friends

5:30
Gerard Gibbs & ORGANized Crime

5:30
Dwight Adams

6:00
Oberlin College

7:00
Nnenna Freelon

 

7:30
New York Voices

7:30
Conwell Carrington

8:45
Richard Bona

8:00
Monty Alexander

 

9:00
Charles Greene Group

10:30
Herbie Mann & Dave Valentin

9:45
Andy Narell

9:15
Wallace Roney Quintet w/ special guest Bennie Maupin

10:30
George Davidson Quartet



Monday, September 3

AMPHITHEATRE PYRAMID WATERFRONT JEFFERSON AVE

12:00
Northville Jazz Ensemble

12:00
Focus HOPE presents Jazz For A New Generation

12:00
Farmington Harrison Jazz Ensemble

12:00
Rochester West Middle School

1:15
Janice Franco's Amoroso feat. Larry Fratangelo & Robert Tye

1:15
Ramona Collins

1:15
Sheila Landis

1:15
Warren Cousino

2:45
Donald Walden

3:30
Larry Smith & Company

3:00
National Jazz Orchestra of Detroit (Tribute to Harold McKinney)

2:30
SEMJA CLINIC w/ Jack Pierson and Student Jam Session

4:15
Claude "Fiddler" Williams

5:00
Spencer Barefield Quartet w/ David McMurray & David Young

5:00
Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana

4:30
Southfield Lathrup Combo

6:00
Jane Monheit

6:30
James Carter Electric Project

6:45
Pucho & His Latin  Soul Brothers

5:45
Prime Vocal Jazz

7:45
Marcus Belgrave & the Detroit All Stars Tribute to Louis Armstrong

8:15
Sun Ra Arkestra directed of Marshall Allen

 

7:15
James Wendell Robinson Jazz Ensemble



 
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