The Jazz Festival Season Is Here!
Summer and jazz festivals have gone together since the Newport Jazz Festival got started in July of 1954. The grandest festivals in the Detroit area are the Michigan Jazz Festival in Livonia (July 19) and the Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza downtown (September 4-7). They are both intact even though this area is going through hard times, so take the opportunity and enjoy great jazz in all its varieties at these premier events. Maybe it is particularly in hard times that we can appreciate the artistry involved in jazz.
SEMJA's calendar includes detailed schedules for the Michigan Jazz Fest and other festivals that take place over the next two months.
Images from prior Michigan Jazz Festivals at Schoolcraft College:
The Red Tent on the lawn of Schoolcraft College features jazz from noon until 8:30 p.m.