Media Credential Request

Welcome to the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s media page. For your convenience, we’ve uploaded our most recent press releases to this page.

Thank you for your interest in covering the 40th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans, taking place Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019. To receive media and/or photo credentials to the world’s largest free jazz festival, we require that all applicants be working journalists that cover the non-profit, business, community and/or entertainment beats for publicly circulated news outlets including newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, or websites. Bloggers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, to be considered each journalist is required to:

  • Fill out and submit the form by clicking the button below.
  • Upload a letter of assignment from their editor (on company letterhead) explaining the intent of using the credentials
  • Provide links to recently published work, including past Festival coverage if applicable

All requests for media credentials must be received by Aug. 9, 2019. No requests after this date will be considered. The Festival reserves the right to deny or revoke credentials for any reason. Submission of the media request does not guarantee credentialing. Similarly, journalists that have been granted credentials in the past are still required to fill out the application and are not guaranteed media access to this year’s event.

Our team will do its best to respond to your request within two weeks from the date of your submission. However, due to the high volume of media credential requests, responses may be delayed at times.

Important Note:

  • Photo credentials are limited and give photographers access to a photo pit for a short timeframe at the beginning of each performance. For journalists granted media vs. photo credentials, the Festival team will be happy to provide promotional photos for publication.
  • The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation reserves the right to reprint or rebroadcast, free of charge, any coverage of the Festival by journalists they credential.
  • Once approved, credentials will not be mailed and must be picked up in the official Media Center during Festival weekend. Pickup times and location details will be emailed to those credentialed.
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Press Releases

Summertime Jazz Concert Series Headed to Beacon Park

Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans Announces Reunion Lineup for 40th Year Celebration

Stanley Clarke Returns to the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans

Pioneer Bass Virtuoso to serve as 2019 Artist-in-Residence

Jazz Festival Recognized as Detroit’s Greenest Outdoor Event

Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans Features Remarkable Lineup of Hometown Artists

Submissions Now Being Accepted for Detroit Jazz Festival’s 2018 National Jazz Instrumental Competition

Diverse, Powerful Lineup Announced for 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans

Detroit Jazz Festival Proudly Announces Renowned Pianist-Composer Chick Corea as 2018 Artist-in-Residence

Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Announces Special 25th Anniversary Reunion of Beloved Hometown Artists, Straight Ahead

Quicken Loans Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival

Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Awarded $40,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts

Detroit Jazz Festival Boasts Impressive Lineup of Hometown Artists

2017 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist Lineup Delivers Iconic Musicians, Special Collaborations

Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Wayne Shorter as 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans Calls the City its Stage for the 37th Year

Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation and DTE Energy Foundation Partner to Take Care of Environment over Labor Day Weekend

Quicken Loans Signs on as 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival Presenting Sponsor

National Jazz Artists Help J.C. Heard [email protected] Program Celebrate 10 Years

Detroit Jazz Festival Will be Streaming Live Across North America This Labor Day Weekend

Detroit Jazz Festival Announces World-Class Lineup for 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Event

Legendary Bassist Ron Carter Comes Home as Detroit Jazz Festival’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence