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  • Our Cup Runneth Over

    September 4, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Fireworks are scheduled for the second evening of the 2009 Detroit Jazz Festival, but every five minutes at the Campus Martius Square, this water fountain does a magical show that, to my eyes, is very reminiscent of fireworks.

  • Jazz Lives in Detroit

    September 4, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Whether you're here in Detroit or joining us virtually, it's easier then ever to share your love of live jazz. The Jazz Lives campaign - brainchild of writer and producer Howard Mandel - encourages anyone to share their experience with live jazz. We've got an interview with Howard on WBGO's new show, The Checkout. And follow along  - and join in with your tweets - with the Jazz Lives tweets right here on the blog (find it in the right column).

    And while we're on the Facebook-Twitter-iPhone-web2.0-social media thing, the fine folks at the Detroit Jazz Festival have made it easy to find your way around the 5 stages of music with none other than an iPhone app. It has a complete listing of concerts, maps, directions and more. Find out more about it here.

  • Detroit Architecture at the Detroit Jazz Festival

    September 4, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    Our introduction to Detroit, travelling from the airport into the heart of the city, was what one might expect: driving past an eight-story tire, talk with our hosts of favorite cars ("I'm a Ford girl..."  "I'm a Pontiac guy, well, I was...") and sports. But as we we neared Downtown, we were taken in by the architecture. The Guardian building, in particular, stands out among several beautiful buildings. And since the building is at the edge of the Detroit Jazz Festival grounds, we walked over for a peek. Check out photos of The Guardian as well as the nearby Penobscot building (where we were treated, thanks to a generous security guard, to rooftop views) below:

    We'll continue posting photos from the Detroit Jazz Festival all weekend long, so follow along with us here at the blog and at our flickr page.