Detroit International Jazz Festival takes place every year during the Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. Held at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park, this free festival is one of the world's largest jazz events, spanning two million square feet of non-stop music. Since 1980, the festival has celebrated Detroit’s heritage and history of jazz, showcasing the best jazz musicians of modern times. In addition to year-round concerts, the festival offers educational programming and supporting aspiring musicians
Detroit International Jazz Festival features four days of music on six stages. The lineup includes the world's best jazz, blues, and soul performers. The festival's stage hosted Chick Corea, Regina Carter, Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, the Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, T Pat Metheny, Mulgrew Miller, Paquito d'Rivera, and Sonny Rollins. Chucho Valdés.The Yoruban Orchestra. The Soul Rebels, Dr. Valade's Brass Band, and Creation Big Band also performed at the festival.
Founded by Robert McCabe and Detroit Renaissance, Detroit International Jazz Festival attracts about 300, 000 attendees annually. In the 1980s, the Festival partnered with the authoritative Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, bringing world-class entertainment to the largest city in Michigan.