Promoters of the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival have released the names of some of the major artists playing this year. Guitarist Pat Metheny.
Tenor saxophone great Sonny Rollins.
Trumpeter and traditionalist Wynton Marsalis.
Pianist Chick Corea, who willperform with vibraphonist Gary Burton and strings.
Tenor and soprano saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
Trumpeter Dave Douglas.
Tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano.
Flutist and tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin.
Trumpeter Randy Brecker.
Also scheduled arepianist Fred Hersch; alto saxophonist Charles McPherson; tenor saxophonist (and Dearborn native) Rick Margitza; Latin jazz bandleader/conga player Poncho Sanchez; Bird with Strings Revisited with Steve Wilson; pianist Arturo O'Farrill; and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Charlie Gabriel.
Special events include "A Tribute to Art Blakey" with native Detroiter/bebop trombonist Curtis Fuller and various alumni of the Blakey band.