The lineup for the 2015 edition of the Detroit Jazz Festival was announced this week. I am always like a kid in a candy shop when news about the Jazz Fest comes out. I have made a point of spending as much time as possible every Labor Day Weekend at the Festival since my first trip in 1986. I have been introduced to new artists, heard music legends play, been sunburned to a crisp, and caught in the vicious thunderstorm that was the only time a set was cancelled in the history of the festival. Rain or shine, I have been there.
This year’s Artist in Residence was announced as Pat Metheny, the jazz guitar legend. He is featured in four different settings over the course of the weekend. I was in attendance in 2012 for the set with the Pat Metheny Unity Band, and I can tell…
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