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13TH ANNUAL MILLER LITE MONTREUX DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP AND UNVEILS POSTER

 13TH ANNUAL MILLER LITE MONTREUX DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL
 ANNOUNCES LINEUP AND UNVEILS POSTER
 DETROIT, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Renaissance Foundation President, Robert E. McCabe, today announced the jazz lineup and performance schedule for the 13th Annual Miller Lite Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, Sept. 3-7. McCabe made the announcement at the Detroit Press Club located in the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
 Miller Lite is in the fourth year of its title sponsorship for the Festival, which last year saw an attendance of 650,0000 -- the second largest crowd in the event's history.
 "The Festival is successful because of the tremendous quality of musical talent that performs here. This year's lineup will be no different," McCabe said. "Each year we make an effort to showcase national artists from a broad spectrum of jazz areas so that people walk away entertained and knowledgeable about the many sounds of jazz."
 The Festival will open on Thursday, Sept. 3 with smooth trumpet sounds of jazz veteran Freddie Hubbard. This marks Hubbard's second appearance at the Festival. On Friday, Sept. 4, saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera and his Quintet will showcase their unique hot, Afro-Cuban rhythmic jazz. Earlier in the evening, Canadian Rob McConnell of Boss Brass fame will perform with the United States Air Force Band, Night Flight.
 On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Festival will present a special "Young Lions" evening with 22-year old trumpeter Roy Hargrove's Quintet and later that evening The Harper Brothers Sextet. Both groups represent a new generation of talented young musicians re-igniting the bebop flame.
 On Sunday, Sept. 6, Ameritech Pages Plus will present pianist Ramsey Lewis and his quintet.
 Legendary Detroit jazz vocalist Betty Carter will headline a Festival finale, "Salute to Women in Jazz." An all-star cast of Detroit's finest women-led jazz ensembles will precede Carter. They include: Alma Smith, Bess Bonnier, Naima Shamborguer and Straight Ahead.
 In addition to national and local talents, including regional ensembles, outstanding Michigan high school and college jazz bands will be featured. Jam sessions by the New RAPA House Band at the TOP of the Pontch will also return, along with the annual Jazz Academy clinics and workshops. Rob McConnell, Betty Carter and Paquito D'Rivera will be conduct the Jazz Academy Sessions.
 McCabe was joined by Dennis Boese, manager National Fairs & Festivals, Miller Brewing Company and Center for Creative Studies Senior Christopher J. Gorski, to unveil the Festival poster. Gorski's poster stylistically captures the classic Montreux Detroit panorama: a smooth, hip sax man gloriously blowing the sights, sounds and colors of the season's hippest jazz scene. A bold spectrum of rainbow colors offset a chalk-style illustration with the urban beauty of Hart Plaza prominently displayed.
 "My design is an outgrowth of the unfair negative portrayal that Hart Plaza and the city of Detroit received during the fireworks," Gorski said. "My poster captures the fun, exciting and positive elements of Detroit, its people and neighborhoods, which is really the essence of the Jazz Festival. I consider Detroit my cultural hub."
 Gorski, a Dearborn Heights resident, receives $1,500 from Miller Brewing Company. Kari Payment and Tan Chaun Da designed the two runner- up posters and each will receive $500 for their designs.
 Robert Scott, vice president-governmental affairs, WTVS-TV 56, previewed the station's exciting special, "All That Jazz: Montreux Detroit," which will premier on Thursday, March 19 at 10 p.m. on Channel 56. The slice-of-life special visually showcases the inside scenes of the Festival with detailed interviews with jazz artists and a significant amount of concert footage. The show will be repeated the following morning, Friday, March 20 at 3 a.m.
 The 13th Annual Miller Lite Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival is Sept. 3-7, with more than 100 free open-air concerts on three downtown Detroit Hart Plaza stages, Jazz Academy workshops and late-night jam sessions. For more information call 313-259-6400.
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 /CONTACT: Keith Kaminski of Detroit Renaissance Foundation, 313-259-5400/ CO: Detroit Renaissance Foundation ST: Michigan IN: SU:


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