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Get in the Mood for 2020 Detroit Jazz Fest With This Playlist

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The Detroit Jazz Festival goes virtual this Labor Day weekend. 101.9 WDET will be broadcasting the festival uninterrupted.

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Labor Day in Detroit is synonymous with the Detroit Jazz Festival, the annual celebration of jazz music that draws people from all walks of life downtown for four days of live performances from some of the best artists in the game.

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is putting the kibosh on crowds, but that won’t stop the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Live performances from artists including Pharoah Sanders and Robert Glasper will be broadcast live on WDET, which will provide a wall-to-wall, uninterrupted broadcast of more than 40 hours of festival performances over Labor Day weekend Sept. 4 to 7.

To tide you over until then, get in the mood for a weekend full of free jazz with a playlist featuring Detroit Jazz Fest performers, jazz musicians from Detroit everyone should know, and WDET staff favorites:


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Meta Stange , Digital Producer

Meta Stange is the Digital Producer for 101.9 WDET, running the station’s social channels and creating digital editorial content. She enjoys reading, making bad jokes, and hanging out with her dog, Salmon.

Meta.Stange@wdet.org Follow @METASTIC

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