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Ford Detroit Jazz Fest Announces 2001 Lineup

Detroit Rock City? Detroit Jazz City more like it. The headliners lineup for the 22nd Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, held Labor Day weekend, is now finalized.

Friday, August 31:

-The Jazz Crusaders featuring Wilton Felder & Wayne Henderson

-Tommy Flanagan

-Marlena Shaw

-Christian McBride

-Benny Green

-Russell Malone

-The Brubeck Brothers Band

Saturday, Sept. 1:

-Jimmy Smith

-Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Quartet

-James Carter & his Chasin’ the Gypsy tribute to Django Reinhardt

-Kevin Mahogany

-Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band

-Hilton Ruiz with special guest Antonio Hart

-Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe

Sunday, Sept. 2:

-Nnenna Freelon (pictured left)

-Two Amigos: Herbie Mann & Dave Valentin

-The Wallace Roney Quintet’s Tribute to Miles Davis with special guest Bennie Maupin

-New York Voices

-Monty Alexander

-Andy Narell

-Richard Bona

Monday, Sept. 3:

-James Carter & his Layin’ in the Cut funk project

-Claude “Fiddler” Williams

-Marcus Belgrave & The Detroit All Stars Tribute to Louis Armstrong

-Jane Bunnett & The Spirit of Havana

-Jane Monheit

-Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers

-The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen

Located at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit, the Ford Detroit International Jazz festival is the largest free jazz festival in North America. For more information, log on to

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