Images of Detroit ’17

2017 artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington and more

Dontae Winslow performs with Kamasi Washington at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Leo Genovese, 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington (from left)
Photo of Wayne Shorter at the Detroit Jazz Festival
Wayne Shorter, the Detroit festival's 2017 artist-in-residence, performs in a quartet with Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington
Rodney Whitaker leads his quintet at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Violinist Regina Carter leads her Simply Ella project at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Regina Carter leads her Simply Ella project at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Orrin Evans performs in the Sean Jones Quintet at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Kyle Eastwood at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Kamasi Washington at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Benny Golson performs at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Saxophonist Benny Golson, along with trumpeter Eddie Henderson, performs at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Gil Goldstein pays tribute to Michael Brecker at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Esperanza Spalding performs at Detroit '17, in a special quartet featuring Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington and Leo Genovese
Esperanza Spalding performs at Detroit '17
Pianist Cameron Graves and bassist Miles Mosley at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival
Gil Goldstein, Donny McCaslin, John Patitucci and Brian Blade (from left) pay homage to Michael Brecker at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival, with the festival's orchestra
Benny Golson guests in the world premiere of "Hank's Symphony," a tribute to Hank Mobley with lyrics by George V. Johnson Jr., at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival

What a bummer: Inclement weather prevented the second half of the final day of the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival from taking place. Sets including the Vijay Iyer Sextet, Stanley Clarke (his second weather-related cancellation at the Detroit fest in recent years), a tribute to Elvin Jones featuring Dave Liebman, Karriem Riggins with Esperanza Spalding, and Wayne Shorter’s performance of his “Emanon” with the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra just weren’t meant to be. Still, fours days of fantastic music did go down as planned. Enjoy these images, by Marek Lazarski, of Sunday and Monday’s performances, and check out photos from Friday and Saturday as well.