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Sunday, 31 August, 2008 11:55 PM

Detroit Jazz Festival continues Monday with a speech by Barack Obama

PHOTO BY BROOKE PASHLEY / ©AMERICAJR.com

The Western Michigan University Jazz Ensemble on the Pyramid Stage. The students in this ensemble compose their own music.

by Brooke Pashley
brookepashley@hotmail.com

 

DETROIT -- With many events going on in Detroit this Labor Day weekend, the Detroit International Jazz Festival celebrates its 29th year and has the best location by far. Set along the Detroit River and Woodward avenue, six stages will boast 100 acts including jazz musicians such as Dianne Reeves, the Western Michigan University Jazz Ensemble, rising star Esperanza Spalding and many others over the course of four days.

Barack Obama will speak during a rally at 11 a.m. on Monday at Hart Plaza. That is just one hour before the entertainment begins at the Detroit Jazz Festival. A special stage will be built for his speech located in the center of Hart Plaza.

The calming sounds of jazz music, smells of delicious foods and the Detroit River draws many visitors experiencing their first Detroit International Jazz Festival but is also the reason many Detroit natives continue to attend this particular festival.

Dominique Street , 49, of Detroit says that he has been coming to the festival since its beginning 29 years ago and says, “the music is the best part.”

The mission of the festival is not only to entertain jazz fans but also to help further the development of jazz music, educate about Detroit ’s important jazz legacy and also draw visitors to downtown Detroit .

The festival is a free event and offers a great opportunity for those of all ages to take in jazz music in a setting that is very relaxed. The festival continues until Sept. 1 in downtown Detroit.

For more information, go to www.detroitjazzfest.com.

 

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