Jim Alfredson

2007 Detroit Jazz Festival

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FRIDAY - AUGUST 31

Chase Stage (Cadillac Square)7:15 p.m. Regina Carter Quintet

8:45 p.m. Herbie Hancock Quartet

Here and Now Stage (Larned)

5:30 p.m. Michigan State University Jazz Band: "What's Going' On?" Tribute to Marvin Gaye

SATURDAY - SEPT 1st

Amphitheatre Stage (Hart Plaza)

1 p.m. Detroit Jazz Fest All Star Youth Ensemble

2:15 p.m. Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

4 p.m. Dave Brubeck Quartet

7 p.m. Marcus Belgrave & the Detroit Experience

8:45 p.m. Poncho Sanchez

Carhartt Pyramid Stage (Hart Plaza)

1:30 p.m. Faruq Z. Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers

3 p.m. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

4:45 p.m. Diego Rivera Quartet Tribute to Johnny Griffin's Blowin' Session

6:45 p.m. Organissimo

7:30 p.m. Gerard Gibbs

8:30 p.m. Gene Ludwig Quartet

Absopure Waterfront Stage (Hart Plaza)

12:15 p.m. Barbara Ware and the Cliff Monear Trio

1:45 p.m. The Brubeck Brothers

4 p.m. Stanley Jordan Trio

7 p.m. Bill Charlap Trio

9 p.m. Kenny Garrett Quartet

Here and Now Stage

1:30 p.m. Western Michigan University Combo

3 p.m. Juilliard Jazz Quintet

4:30 p.m. Chiara Civello

6:30 p.m. Sachal Vasandani

Chase Stage

12:45 p.m. Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones

2:30 p.m. Larry McCray

4:30 p.m. The Miracles

6:45 p.m. Scott Henderson Trio

8:45 p.m. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

Jazz Garden Stage (Campus Martius)

Noon. Troy Boulan Park Middle School

1:45 p.m. Kennedy Middle School

3:45 p.m. Waterford Mott High School

6 p.m. St. Clair Lakeshore High School

SUNDAY - SEPT. 2

Amphitheatre Stage

Noon. IAJE Reading Band

1:15 p.m. MSBOA All Star Big Band

2:45 p.m. Marion Hayden Quintet

4:15 p.m. Charles Tolliver Big Band

6:15 p.m. Kurt Elling and the Wayne State University Big Band

8:30 p.m. Gerald Wilson Big Band

9:30 p.m. Patti Austin and the Gerald Wilson Big Band

Carhartt Pyramid Stage

2 p.m. Eastern Michigan University Combo

3:45 p.m. Kenn Cox & Drum

5:30 p.m. Hayes Greenfield Trio

7:30 p.m. Don Byron Plays Junior Walker

Absopure Waterfront Stage

12:30 p.m. V-Miles Out

2 p.m. Regina Carter and Kenny Barron

4 p.m. Russell Malone Quartet

6:15 p.m. Curtis Fuller Super Band with Randy Brecker, Rene McLean and Louis Hayes

8 p.m. Conrad Herwig's Latin Side of Miles, Trane & Wayne

Here and Now Stage

Noon. Grand Rapids Northview Combo

1 p.m. Arts League of Michigan Jazz Ensemble

3 p.m. Jesse Palter

5 p.m. Dominick Farinacci Quartet

7:15 p.m. Hot Club of Detroit

Chase Stage

4 p.m. Funkilinium's Funk Tribute to Motown

5:45 p.m. Root Doctor

7:40 p.m. Otis Clay

9:45 p.m. Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Jazz Garden Stage

12:30 p.m. DSO Civic Jazz Quintet

1:45 p.m. Grosse Pointe High School

3 p.m. Ferndale High School

5:15 p.m. Northville High School

6:30 p.m. Grand Rapids Northview High School

MONDAY - SEPT. 3

Amphitheatre Stage

1:45 p.m. Henry Ford Community College

3:30 p.m. Maria Muldaur and James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band

6 p.m. Bettye LaVette

8:15 p.m. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra featuring Regina Carter

Carhartt Pyramid Stage

1:15 p.m. Wendell Harrison and the Chicago Exchange

2:45 p.m. Steve Wood's Tribute to Yusef Lateef

4:45 p.m. Jennifer Sanon & Jonathan Batiste

7 p.m. Yusef Lateef

Absopure Waterfront Stage

1:30 p.m. Johnny O'Neal

3 p.m. Ron Blake

5 p.m. Carl Allen-Rodney Whitaker Project

6:45 p.m. Classical Jazz Quartet featuring Stefon Harris, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Lewis Nash

Here and Now Stage

1 p.m. Nadir/Distorted Soul

2:30 p.m. Bobby Streng Saxomble

4:30 p.m. Grace Kelly

6:30 p.m. Steve Richko Tribute to Oscar Peterson

8 p.m. Tia Fuller Quintet

Chase Stage

12:30 p.m. Second Ebenezer Church Choir

1:15 p.m. Sean Jones Quartet featuring Kim Burrell

2:30 p.m. Mavis Staples

5:45 p.m. Alexander Zonjic & Friends with the Motor City Horns and Thornetta Davis

Jazz Garden Stage

3:45 p.m. Fraser High School

4:45 p.m. Cousino High School

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An embarrassment of riches! It's not even possible to see everyone I want to see. :rfr

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FRIDAY - AUGUST 31

Chase Stage (Cadillac Square)7:15 p.m. Regina Carter Quintet

8:45 p.m. Herbie Hancock Quartet

Here and Now Stage (Larned)

5:30 p.m. Michigan State University Jazz Band: "What's Going' On?" Tribute to Marvin Gaye

SATURDAY - SEPT 1st

Amphitheatre Stage (Hart Plaza)

1 p.m. Detroit Jazz Fest All Star Youth Ensemble

2:15 p.m. Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

4 p.m. Dave Brubeck Quartet

7 p.m. Marcus Belgrave & the Detroit Experience

8:45 p.m. Poncho Sanchez

Carhartt Pyramid Stage (Hart Plaza)

1:30 p.m. Faruq Z. Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers

3 p.m. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

4:45 p.m. Diego Rivera Quartet Tribute to Johnny Griffin's Blowin' Session

6:45 p.m. Organissimo

7:30 p.m. Gerard Gibbs

8:30 p.m. Gene Ludwig Quartet

Absopure Waterfront Stage (Hart Plaza)

12:15 p.m. Barbara Ware and the Cliff Monear Trio

1:45 p.m. The Brubeck Brothers

4 p.m. Stanley Jordan Trio

7 p.m. Bill Charlap Trio

9 p.m. Kenny Garrett Quartet

Here and Now Stage

1:30 p.m. Western Michigan University Combo

3 p.m. Juilliard Jazz Quintet

4:30 p.m. Chiara Civello

6:30 p.m. Sachal Vasandani

Chase Stage

12:45 p.m. Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones

2:30 p.m. Larry McCray

4:30 p.m. The Miracles

6:45 p.m. Scott Henderson Trio

8:45 p.m. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

Jazz Garden Stage (Campus Martius)

Noon. Troy Boulan Park Middle School

1:45 p.m. Kennedy Middle School

3:45 p.m. Waterford Mott High School

6 p.m. St. Clair Lakeshore High School

SUNDAY - SEPT. 2

Amphitheatre Stage

Noon. IAJE Reading Band

1:15 p.m. MSBOA All Star Big Band

2:45 p.m. Marion Hayden Quintet

4:15 p.m. Charles Tolliver Big Band

6:15 p.m. Kurt Elling and the Wayne State University Big Band

8:30 p.m. Gerald Wilson Big Band

9:30 p.m. Patti Austin and the Gerald Wilson Big Band

Carhartt Pyramid Stage

2 p.m. Eastern Michigan University Combo

3:45 p.m. Kenn Cox & Drum

5:30 p.m. Hayes Greenfield Trio

7:30 p.m. Don Byron Plays Junior Walker

Absopure Waterfront Stage

12:30 p.m. V-Miles Out

2 p.m. Regina Carter and Kenny Barron

4 p.m. Russell Malone Quartet

6:15 p.m. Curtis Fuller Super Band with Randy Brecker, Rene McLean and Louis Hayes

8 p.m. Conrad Herwig's Latin Side of Miles, Trane & Wayne

Here and Now Stage

Noon. Grand Rapids Northview Combo

1 p.m. Arts League of Michigan Jazz Ensemble

3 p.m. Jesse Palter

5 p.m. Dominick Farinacci Quartet

7:15 p.m. Hot Club of Detroit

Chase Stage

4 p.m. Funkilinium's Funk Tribute to Motown

5:45 p.m. Root Doctor

7:40 p.m. Otis Clay

9:45 p.m. Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Jazz Garden Stage

12:30 p.m. DSO Civic Jazz Quintet

1:45 p.m. Grosse Pointe High School

3 p.m. Ferndale High School

5:15 p.m. Northville High School

6:30 p.m. Grand Rapids Northview High School

MONDAY - SEPT. 3

Amphitheatre Stage

1:45 p.m. Henry Ford Community College

3:30 p.m. Maria Muldaur and James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band

6 p.m. Bettye LaVette

8:15 p.m. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra featuring Regina Carter

Carhartt Pyramid Stage

1:15 p.m. Wendell Harrison and the Chicago Exchange

2:45 p.m. Steve Wood's Tribute to Yusef Lateef

4:45 p.m. Jennifer Sanon & Jonathan Batiste

7 p.m. Yusef Lateef

Absopure Waterfront Stage

1:30 p.m. Johnny O'Neal

3 p.m. Ron Blake

5 p.m. Carl Allen-Rodney Whitaker Project

6:45 p.m. Classical Jazz Quartet featuring Stefon Harris, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Lewis Nash

Here and Now Stage

1 p.m. Nadir/Distorted Soul

2:30 p.m. Bobby Streng Saxomble

4:30 p.m. Grace Kelly

6:30 p.m. Steve Richko Tribute to Oscar Peterson

8 p.m. Tia Fuller Quintet

Chase Stage

12:30 p.m. Second Ebenezer Church Choir

1:15 p.m. Sean Jones Quartet featuring Kim Burrell

2:30 p.m. Mavis Staples

5:45 p.m. Alexander Zonjic & Friends with the Motor City Horns and Thornetta Davis

Jazz Garden Stage

3:45 p.m. Fraser High School

4:45 p.m. Cousino High School

Detroit again blows away Chicago's line up! After doing both festivals last year my impression was that though Chicago's line up paled in comparison to Detroit's you could take a break from the festival and safely walk the Chicago streets nearby where there are plenty of great restaurants, pubs, and shops. I and many others took advantage of this perk after walking out on Charlie Hunter's monotonous set last year deciding instead to get a bite and a beer, and you just can't do that in Detroit.. The line up of talent at Detroit's festival however is so killin' no one really wants to leave Hart Plaza...

Edited by randissimo

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Have a great show, guys! I wish I could come down and check it out, but with packing and everything else there's no way I can make it.

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Break a leg!

I hope your stage is near the porta-johns. When I went to the 1990 New Orleans Jazzfest, an unknown blues singer/guitarist named Kenny Neal was performing on a very small stage next to the johns. He had a small audience, plus everyone in the long lines waiting to use the johns (including me). Over the course of the set, his audience kept growing until it became quite sizeable. Everyone (including me) who had been waiting in line stuck around for the remainder of the set.

The next year he was featured on a bigger stage. He has gone on to have a good career. And I think it all started with his captive audience! :lol:

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Damn good line up! And Gene Ludwig is on the same stage later in the day!

Good luck. And have a good time.

MG

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That is a great lineup! Much better than Chicago's. Good luck with your shows!

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I wish they weren't directly competing with Chicago. It didn't used to be this way in the past. When did this switch over? Well, I wouldn't be able to go to Detroit this year anyway, but maybe in the near future ...

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Jazz Talk Tent Events

The ultimate jazz hang. Daily gatherings to meet artists, talk music, and remember when...

Hosted by Detroit jazz historians James Gallert and Lars Bjorn.

6:30 — 7:45pm: Blues Towns: Detroit / Chicago – PANEL DISCUSSION

Bob Porter, Bob Koester, Larry McCray, Robert Jones

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I wish they weren't directly competing with Chicago. It didn't used to be this way in the past. When did this switch over? Well, I wouldn't be able to go to Detroit this year anyway, but maybe in the near future ...

Actually, it has always been this way. The Detroit festival has been held on Labor Day weekend ever since 1980. Chicagoans may correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Chicago festival started a year earlier in 1979; I'm assuming it was centered around Labor Day weekend right from the start too. In any case, if people are now more aware of the conflict, it may be because the Detroit festival has become much more widely publicized in recent years and has become a much bigger event than in the past.

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That is a great lineup! Much better than Chicago's. Good luck with your shows!

Chicago certainly has the aesthetic appeal. Grant Park is beautiful and you can safely walk around downtown, but again, the lineup typically pales in comparison to Detroit, where you don't want to walk the streets off Hart Plaza..

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Where you moving to?

We bought a house in Dexter. We have a lot of packing/purging to do!

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Anybody catch our set yesterday?

Heading out in a few to play with Root Doctor today at 5:45pm.

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I take it from the lack of responses that nobody on the board came to the show. You're all fired. Or banned. Or whatever.

Here are some quick shots from the B3 Summit. We had a blast. You missed it. You suck. :)

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Photos by Pattye Ludwig © 2007

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Extremely cool pictures. Wish I could have been there! Please don't ban me! ;):)

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I take it from the lack of responses that nobody on the board came to the show. You're all fired. Or banned. Or whatever.

Here are some quick shots from the B3 Summit. We had a blast. You missed it. You suck. :)

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Great shots! I caught some of Brubeck's set knowing it would probably be the last chance to see him live and they were swingin'! I then hurried back to the Pyramid stage just in time to catch Jim & Gerard manning the organ.. That was indeed a kodak moment!

Edited by randissimo

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gene ludwig's a motherfucker.

i'm so very glad that the first organ jazz record i ever hears, back when i was in seventh grade and had no clue what i just bought, was Organ Out Loud!

good god how did i miss this?

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