Concerts & Events

Many of these events are free of charge through a partnership with the PNC Foundation.

July

J.C. HEARD JAZZ WEEK@WAYNE ALUMNI BAND PERFORMANCE & JAM SESSION | Wednesday, July 22, 2015
6:30p.m. – 10:30p.m. | No Cover | Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 | Reservations: (313) 961-2543

J.C. HEARD JAZZ WEEK@WAYNE STUDENT SHOWCASE | Friday, July 24, 2015
Noon - 2:00p.m. | No Cover | Volt Lounge, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr. W., Detroit, MI 48243

A one-week workshop taught by all-star Detroit faculty that provides an intensive and rewarding jazz education experience to 40 high school students chosen from surrounding high schools by audition to attend for free. This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the J.C. Heard Foundation, and Carolyn P. Wanzo. Visit our Jazz Week @ Wayne page to learn more.

An Evening With Danilo Pérez | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6 p.m. | Dinner package: $100 per person | Dirty Dog Jazz Café, 97 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236

Don't miss this exclusive and intimate evening with Grammy-winning, world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez, for one night only! A portion of ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Detroit World Suite project; a collaboration that connects Panamanian professional artists, talent from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, highly skilled university musicians and arrangers from Detroit, and the Detroit Jazz Festival. For more details, click here.

Dinner packages are $100 per person, and seating is limited for this rare solo performance at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. Reserve your seat today! Contact Toni Gibson at tgibson@detroitjazzfest.com or 855-529-9338 ext. 103.

DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL NATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION FINALS | July 30 - July 31, 2015
Thursday: July 30, 6:00p.m. & 8:30p.m | No Cover | Dirty Dog Jazz Café, 97 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236 | Reservations: (313) 882-5299
Friday: July 31, 9:00p.m. | $10 | Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 | Reservations: (313) 961-2543

The Detroit Jazz Festival is seeking to recognize and provide performance opportunities to outstanding young jazz guitarists whose artistry reflects the commitment to tradition and search for originality that are tenants of the Detroit Jazz Sound.

Join us for our competition finals as we select a grand-prize winner to receive $2,000 and a slot to perform with the Detroit Jazz Festival All-Stars at the Detroit Jazz Festival (September 4 - September 7, 2015).

August

DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL ALL-STAR COMBO | August 5 - August 8, 2015
WED/THURS: 6:00p.m. & 8:30p.m. | No Cover | Dirty Dog Jazz Café
FRI/SAT: 6:00p.m. & 8:30p.m. | $15 | Dirty Dog Jazz Café
DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL YOUTH DIVA COMPETITION FINALS | Thursday, August 6, 2015
6:00p.m. & 8:30p.m | No Cover | Dirty Dog Jazz Café, 97 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236 | Reservations: (313) 882-5299

On Thursday, August 6, the Detroit Jazz Festival All-Stars will host the finals of the Detroit Jazz Festival Youth Jazz Vocal Competition. Hear outstanding young women from the Detroit region (18 years and younger) compete to become the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival Detroit Youth DIVA and win a performance opportunity at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival!