Hot Club of Detroit, Muruga Booker and his Rainforest Band and saxophonist David McMurray are among the 14 metro area acts chosen to perform at this year's Detroit International Jazz Festival, which takes place during Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.
Hot Club recently released "It's About That Time," its third album for Harper Woods-based Mack Avenue Records, while McMurray will be fresh off three shows at the DTE Energy Music Theatre as part of Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band. Booker will be feature Perry Robinson and Badal Roy in his group that weekend.
The other local artists chosen for the festival are LLZ, Nadir, the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, the Dennis Tini Trio, the Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus, the Chris Canas Band, the Ellen Rowe Quartet, Ron Kischuk and the Masters of Music Trombones and Carl Cafagna & North Star Jazz. The Second Ebenezer Majestic Voices and the Triumph Mass Choir will be part of the festival's Sunday morning gospel showcase.
The Detroit-based performers join headliners such as Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, the Yellowjackets, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tower of Power, Allen Toussaint and 2010 Artist in Residence Mulgrew Miller. For information and schedules, visit www.detroitjazzfest.com.
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