Detroit Jazz Festival Youth Competition

Detroit Jazz Festival DeFrance Youth Vocal Competition

Now in its third year, the DJF DeFrance Youth Vocal Competition sought outstanding female Jazz vocalists (up to 18 years old), providing the semi-finalists with a professional club performance experience at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café and the winner with professional coaching and a big band performance feature at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Hear the 2014 Youth Vocal Winner, Emma Aboukasm: Sat., 7:45-9:00, Carhartt Amphitheatre Stage as part of the
Freda Payne w/the Airmen of Note Big Band set.

Runners-Up, Steffi Roche and Jada Henderson will receive $500 each from the Detroit Jazz Festival and be invited to meet Freda Payne backstage after her Saturday Detroit Jazz Festival performance!