Best of the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival in Photographs

The 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival was the best weekend of jazz ever for me. The quality of music was superb, the weather was perfect, and the crowds were great. I enjoyed meeting artists, taking in the performances, and watching the crowds react to the music. The city of Detroit was at its best.

There really is no other family like a jazz family. These are the friendliest and most diverse crowds you will ever see. The fans are here for the music and the musicians know it.

I could not be at every performance and it’s not practical to post every photo, but these are some of my favorites from the weekend.

Thank you to the Detroit Jazz Festival, all of the sponsors, and the volunteers for making this festival the best jazz festival in the world. Please consider becoming a sponsor to help keep the festival free. This was my first year as a Guardian of Jazz and it was an incredible experience. If you love jazz, I encourage you to take it to the next level by visiting www.detroitjazzfest.com

George Benson

Ron Carter

Opening Night in Detroit

George Benson and Ron Carter

Carhartt Amphitheater

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio - Henry Cole

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

Hakeui Kim Trisonique

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Hakeui Kim

Atiya Whitehead

Jack Williams III

Randy Weston, Chris Collins, WSU Big Band

Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath

Daniel Meinecke Big Band

Daniel Meinecke Big Band

Daniel Meinecke Big Band

Cole Davis Group

Cole Davis Group

Cole Davis Group

Cole Davis Group

Ron Carter watching the Cole Davis Group

Cyrille Aimee

Cyrille Aimee

Cyrille Aimee

Cyrille Aimee

Cyrille Aimee

Rod Arroyo and Cyrille Aimee

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Michael Malis Trio

Ron Brooks Remembers Kenn Cox

Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours

Billy Harper with the Stanley Cowell Quintet

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Charles Tolliver with the Stanley Cowell Quintet

RH Factor with Roy Hargrove

RH Factor with Roy Hargrove

RH Factor with Roy Hargrove

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