DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation proudly presents Stanley Clarke as its artist-in-residence for the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans.
Clarke’s much anticipated return and performances will be a highlight at the festival, now celebrating its 40th year.
As the 2019 artist-in-residence, Clarke will support educational clinics for students across the region throughout the year and lead multiple performances during Labor Day Weekend. Clarke will also be featured during an April 2 preview luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club to unveil the festival’s 2019 full lineup; and perform at a fundraiser at the Dirty Dogg Jazz Cafe that same night.
Previously, his scheduled sets during the 2014 and 2017 festivals were canceled due to inclement weather.
“Stanley Clarke is the perfect ambassador for our festivals during this banner year. His musical accomplishments, perennial career and commitment to the perseverance of jazz have unequivocally positioned him as a ‘living legend’,” said Chris Collins, president and artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival. “We’re fortunate to bring him back as the 2019 Artist-in-Residence for what will be an exceptional 40th year jazz celebration.”