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Stanley Clarke Announced As Artist In Residence For 40th Anniversary Of The Detroit Jazz Festival

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DETROIT, MI (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans announced the details and lineup for the event’s 40th anniversary.

Set for Labor Day Weekend (August 30 – September 3rd) at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park in Detroit, the festival features a lineup headlined by Macy Gray, Pat Metheny, Chucho Valdés, Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza, and the Kenny Garrett Quintet.

The festival has also named pioneering bassist and founding member of Return To Forever Stanley Clarke as its 2019 Artist-in-Residence.

Clark will perform ‘A night of jazz with the Stanley Clarke Band’ on Sunday evening. As well, Clark will perform from his seminal 1976 album School Days on Friday evening and from his material from the 1991 John Singleton film “Boyz In The Hood”

Clark’s scheduled sets during previous iterations of the festival in 2014 and 2017 were canceled due to inclement weather.

“We’re really excited about the exceptional lineup we’ve assembled for the 40th year celebration which reflects a reunion of some of the most inspiring performers and performances we’ve had the pleasure of hosting over the last 10 years at the jazz festival,” said Chris Collins, president and artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation. “From jazz legends to up-and-coming revolutionaries and Detroit Homecoming artists, these artists have become a part of our extended family and it’s only appropriate they come back to headline our reunion year.”

The full list of announced artists for Detroit Jazz

Friday, Aug. 30
o Danilio Pérez’s Global Big Band featuring the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra and Guests
o Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – Back-to- ‘School Days’
o The Soul Rebels
o Dr. Valade’s Brass Band led by New Orleans legend, Shannon Powell

Saturday, Aug. 31
o Macy Gray
o Ron Carter Quartet
o Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza
o Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers
o Joe Lovano Nonet
o Untitled Artist: Cameron Graves with the Detroit Jazz Festival Generations Alumni Band
o Sheila Jordan
o The Soul Rebels
o ELEW


Sunday, Sept. 1
o Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – A night of jazz with the Stanley Clarke Band
o Kenny Garrett Quintet
o Terence Blanchard – AB2 – Art Blakey Project
o Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
o Pat Metheny Ron Carter Duo
o John Pizzarelli Trio
o Untitled Artist: Cameron Graves
o Connie Han
o Red Baraat
o Veronica Swift
o Thornetta Davis

Monday, Sept. 2
o Artist-in-Residence: Stanley Clarke – ‘Boyz in the Hood’ featuring the Detroit Jazz Festival String
Orchestra
o Pat Metheny: Side Eye
o Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá
o Still Dreaming with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Dave King
o Luciana Souza’s Book of Longing featuring Chico Pinheiro and Scott Colley
o Marialy Pacheco
o The Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones
o Michael Jellick Sextet

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