Detroit Jazz Festival Director Chris Collins on why the event is more than just entertainment

Posted at 1:56 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 13:56:01-04

This time next week, Detroit will be buzzing with the sounds of the annual Detroit Jazz Festival.  Music fans from around the world, will enjoy the professional skills and creativity of dozens of jazz musicians and singers. But for a host of up and coming artists it will be a weekend of learning about a great American art form that this year you will be able to download to your mobile device from anywhere in the nation through a new festival app.

I recently talked to Jazz Festival President and Artistic Director Chris Collins about what to expect at the 2016 downtown Detroit musical marathon.  You can see my entire interview with him on Sunday, August 28 at 10 o’clock in the morning on WXYZ-TV/Channel 7’s Spotlight on the News program.