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Detroit Jazz Festival Changes Final Day Schedule Amid Weather Delays

Weather has not been kind to the Detroit Jazz Festival this weekend

September 03, 2018 - 2:38 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Weather has not been kind to the Detroit Jazz Festival this weekend, as event organizers announced another delay Monday.

As storms moved through Detroit Monday afternoon, outdoor events were put on hold for the second time this weekend. Saturday night's storms called for a delay, and ultimately a cancelation of many events.

As weather cleared up, event organizers released an updated schedule of events. Due to the length of the weather delay, organizers had to significantly change the schedule, shortening some acts, relocating some, and canceling some of them altogether.

JPMorgan Chase Main Stage

  • Resident Ensemble 5-6:15 p.m. (as originally scheduled): Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding – Tribute to Geri Allen “Flying Toward the Sound,” with Leo Genovese, Kassa Overall and Farah Jasmine Griffin

Carhartt Amphitheater Stage

  • Cancelled: The Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • 9-10:15 p.m. 2018 Artist-in-Residence: Chick Corea with the Detroit Jazz Festival Symphony Orchestra and conductor, Steven Mercurio

Absopure Water Front Stage

  • Cancelled: Michael Jellick Sextet
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m. Joey DeFrancesco: Project Freedom
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.: The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (originally scheduled on the JPMorgan Chase Main Stage from 3-4:15 p.m.)

Wayne State University Pyramid Stage

  • Interrupted and will not resume: Duffy King
  • Cancelled: Tenth World featuring Kevin Jones and Kelvin Sholar
  • 5-6 p.m. Leonard Bernstein 100th Anniversary Tribute, featuring Alvin Waddles
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Christian Sands Trio (originally scheduled for 4-5:15 p.m. on the Absopure Water Front Stage)

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