The Detroit Jazz Festival will make its 2021 lineup announcement a public event this year.
The Livestream Preview Event will take place on April 7th at 6.30 p.m. detroitjazzfest.org, the festival’s YouTube page and the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! App. The show will be streamed from the future home of the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center at Wayne State University without a live audience. In addition to the unveiling of the lineup, the three-hour show also features performances by artist-in-residence Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and jazz students from Wayne State University.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 edition of the festival took place virtually. Live performances were broadcast in real time online and via broadcasters. The streamcast is nominated for a Detroit Music Award in the Outstanding Live Performance, Virtual category. The organizers hope this year’s festival will return in person on Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.