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Reunion-Themed Lineup Announced for Detroit Jazz Festival

Several past artists-in-residence set to take the stage

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

The 40th annual Detroit Jazz Festival is going to be a homecoming of sorts, as organizers prepare to welcome back several prominent artists to the festival’s stage.

Set for Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, the world’s largest free (of charge) jazz festival features bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke as the 2019 Artist-in-Residence. Clarke had been scheduled to perform in 2014 and 2017, but those sets were canceled due to weather.

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