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NEWS: RECORDING

Famed Bassist Chuck Israels Signs With Dot Time Records - New Release "Garden Of Delights"

Famed Bassist Chuck Israels Signs With Dot Time Records - New Release "Garden Of Delights"

Dot Time Records is excited to announce the signing of composer, arranger and bassist Chuck Israels. Best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 through 1966, he is also recognized for his pioneering accomplishments in the Jazz Repertory as Director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981. Chuck's first release with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Scott Colley: Staying In The Moment

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Bassist Scott Colley was involved in three of the most well attended performances at the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival: the Pat Metheny Trio with guest Kenny Garrett on opening night; the Pat Metheny/Gary Burton Quartet Reunion on Saturday night; and the grand closing performance featuring the North American premiere of Pat Metheny's “Hommage" to Eberhard Weber ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2015 Detroit Jazz Festival

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Detroit Jazz Festival
Hart Plaza
Detroit, Michigan
September 4-7, 2015

As the world's largest free jazz festival, Detroit's annual Labor Day offering provides a rewarding, but daunting task for anyone set to hunker down in the Motor City all Labor Day weekend. This year about 60 performances were in the offing ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Gary Burton: On ECM & Playing With Pat Metheny

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Vibraphonist Gary Burton was a busy man at the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival. He was a member of the Mack Avenue Superband (organized by Mack Avenue Records, his current record label), and joined Artist-in-Residence Pat Metheny for two shows. The Pat Metheny/Gary Burton Quartet Reunion took place on Saturday night, and the North American premiere of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

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2013 Detroit Jazz Festival
jny: Detroit, Michigan
August 30-September 2, 2013
Summing up the modus operandi that seemed to characterize so much of the performances at this year's Detroit Jazz Festival, one might sagaciously go with the phrase 'wild abandon.' Now in its 34th year of existence, the festival still boasts the title of “largest free ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Detroit Jazz Festival “Imported From Detroit” Announces National Jazz Competitions

Detroit Jazz Festival “Imported From Detroit” Announces National Jazz Competitions

As part of its mission to foster and support jazz throughout the country, the Detroit Jazz Festival “Imported from Detroit” is now accepting submissions for two national jazz competitions—trumpet performance and jazz arrangement. Both competitions will be judged by prominent jazz artists and educators, with prize money totaling $5,000 and the chance to perform at the ...

Take Five with Aruan Ortiz

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Meet Aruan Ortiz: Named “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States" by BET Jazz, this classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba, considers himself “a curious person who loves music," and portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, Michigan
August 31- September 3, 2012
They don't call it the largest free jazz festival in North America for no reason. Every Labor Day weekend in Detroit, jazz fans try to wrap their brains around the diverse and generous offerings of one of the country's most successful jazz festivals, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Detroit Jazz Festival: Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2011

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32nd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, MI
September 2-5, 2011
As chance would have it, over the past 20 years or so attending the Labor Day festivities at the Detroit Jazz Festival, there have only been a handful of weekends marked by less than optimum weather conditions. On average, the gods have largely smiled down ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Detroit Jazz Festival: Music On All Cylinders

Detroit Jazz Festival: Music On All Cylinders

Detroit Jazz Fest Goes Global Today, organizers of the Detroit International Jazz Festival (DJF) unveiled a unique concept to share the 2010 festival with the world on DJF's Jazz Planet tv—an interactive web experience that will stream via the internet live and taped performances, news flashes, interviews and behind-the-scenes commentary throughout Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3rd. The mission ...