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Detroit International Jazz Festival This Weekend

The 29th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival, taking place this weekend (8/29 through 9/1), will include Detroit Lions Pro Football Hall of Famer Lem Barney as guest emcee for the festival’s tribute to the music of Marvin Gaye.

The Philly-Detroit Marvin Gaye tribute on Friday, is being curated and arranged by renowned Philadelphia bassist Christian McBride (pictured) in keeping with festival theme, A Love Supreme: The Philly/Detroit Summit. McBride will present his personalized takes on classic Gaye material with a big band of stellar Detroit-based musicians backing R&B vocalists Lalah Hathaway and Rahsaan Patterson. Joining the two veteran singers in interpreting selections from the Marvin Gaye songbook will be up-and-coming jazz vocalist Jose James.

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