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Detroit Jazz Festival: A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn
September 5, 2020
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243, USA
'Something to Live For': A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn, will be a part of the 4 day Detroit Jazz Festival lineup.As previously reported by JazzTimes, this year’s festival, presented by Rocket Mortgage, will take place on three large indoor sound stages at the Detroit Marriott hotel inside the Renaissance Center. Each stage will mimic the size, sound, lighting, crew, and gear of traditional Festival stages. All performances will run contiguously and will be closed to onsite audiences. Fans can access the performances for free on the Detroit Jazz Fest Internet channels (Facebook Live, Instagram) and on Channel 22, the city’s new arts and entertainment TV channel; live performances will also be carried by Detroit Public Television, WRCJ 90.9 FM, WEMU 89.1 FM, and WDET 101.9 FM.
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SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR A BILLY STRAYHORN CELEBRATION
September 23, 2020 - October 7, 2020
383 Huron St, Toronto, ON M5S 2G5, Canada
“My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.” — BILLY STRAYHORN
The concert premiers online September 23 and will stay on our YouTube channel for two weeks.