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Detroit Jazz Fest Closes with Tribute to the Late Teddy Harris Jr.

Dave Brubeck and his jazz quartet successfully closed out the 2005 edition of the Detroit International Jazz Festival this past Labor Day Monday.

Following Brubeck’s closing set on the Detriot Jazz Fest amphitheater’s main stage, a tribute to the late Dr. Teddy Harris Jr.–the 2005’s festival dedicatee–broke out. Harris (pictured) was a Motown and Supremes musical director for 16 years and founder of Detroit’s New Breed Bebop society, which launched the careers of many Detroit jazz greats, including James Carter and Jeri Allen.

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