Michigan Jazz Festival Highlights

The 2018 Michigan Jazz Festival on July 15 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia was one of the best in memory. An expanded lineup and supercomfortable facilities were some of the attractions this year. Here are some of the highlights as captured in snapshots from the many stages.

Bob Seeley delighting the SRO crowd in the Solo Piano Room

Al McKenzie directed the New Breed Bebop Society in the DiPonio Room.

Bill Meyer Quintet in Lower Waterman (from left: Meyer, Ibrahim Jones, Butter Hawkins, Trunino Love, Jeff Trent)

Drummer Sean Dobbins and his Modern Jazz Messengers (Brendan Rose, Anthony Stanco, Marcus Elliot)

photographs by Lars Bjorn