Special airs Thursday September 1st at 8:00PM on KIOS.
KIOS will air a 2-hour special of highlights from the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival on Thursday September 1st at 8:00PM. Performers include Mulgrew Miller & Kenny Barron, Danilo Perez, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Manhattan Transfer and more. The festival was subtitled "Flame Keepers: Carrying the Torch
for Modern Jazz" and paid homage to six trailblazers of modern jazz: Art Blakey,
Ray Brown, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Betty Carter and Gil Evans.
The Detroit International Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day tradition for over thirty years and has the largest attendance of any jazz fesival in North America. The special is hosted in the first hour by Ed Love of WDET and in the second half by Linda Yohn of WEMU.