Pioneering bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke will serve as the artist-in-residence during the 40th annual Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans, which is scheduled to run from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.
As the artist-in-residence, Clarke will support educational clinics for students across the region throughout the year and lead multiple performances during Labor Day weekend. Clarke will also be featured during an April 2 preview luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club. At the luncheon, Clarke will unveil the festival’s 2019 full lineup; and perform at a fundraiser at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe that same night. Previously, his scheduled sets during the 2014 and 2017 festivals were cancelled due to inclement weather.