Chris Collins

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Jazz From the Cellar
Detroit Jazz Prof's: Wayne State University Jazz Faculty Nonet
Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 18 Feb 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PMClick here to view associated files. YouTube FaceBook Live
Jazz Chat Live
Art & Social Transformation
ZoomFri 18 Feb 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PMBe prepared for an intriguing discussion on the power of jazz and other art forms on social change and cultural impact. Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President and Artistic Director Chris Collins hosts the chat with renowned jazz artists Keyon Harrold, Marion Hayden, Sean Dobbins and Marcus Elliot. Also, special guests include Dr. Anna Gersh, founder of the One Love Symposium, Ann Arbor Film Festival Director Leslie Raymond, and Liz and Curtis Sullivan, owners/operators of Vault of Midnight Comic Book Shops. This forum is in collaboration with the One Love Symposium, an innovative model for the collection and consideration of public opinion. For more information, go to www.onelovesymposium.com
Jazz Chat Live ZoomTue 17 May 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMX: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X – A CONVERSATION WITH COMPOSER ANTHONY DAVIS Join Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President and Artistic Director Chris Collins as he hosts an in-depth conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer Anthony Davis on his distinctly American opera focused on the life of one of the most misunderstood men in history, Malcolm X. The new production of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, now showing at the Detroit Opera House and featuring a jazz ensemble incorporated into the orchestra, is a “powerful, moving exploration of how one man’s fight to define his life on his own terms became the battle cry for justice of an entire people.”
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 3 Jun 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 10 Jun 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 24 Jun 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 1 Jul 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live WDET 101.9 FM
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 8 Jul 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live WDET 101.9 FM
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 22 Jul 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live WDET 101.9 FM
Detroit Jazz Festival After Hours Jam Session Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 29 Jul 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live WDET 101.9 FM
Jazz From the Cellar Detroit Jazz Festival LIVE!Fri 15 Jul 2022 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM YouTube FaceBook Live WDET 101.9 FM



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Christopher Collins Jazz Artist Prof./Valade Endowed Chair in Jazz, Wayne State Univ. President and Artistic Director, Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Born in Detroit, Christopher Collins is cited as holding a singular place in the Detroit culture and jazz scene. He is President and Artistic Director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, Professor/Valade Endowed Chair in Jazz at Wayne State University, and an active jazz artist. Collins is an internationally recognized jazz artist who has toured throughout Asia, South Africa, Europe and North America as the leader of his own ensembles and as a featured soloist. He has held numerous residencies, published recordings, compositions, articles, and book chapters, and presented as lecturer and panelist around the world. Collins has performed at jazz festivals including: Cork, Ireland, Montreux-Switzerland, Panama, Pori, Nice, North Sea, and Glasgow — And won numerous awards, including the first American to receive the Brusoni Award in Italy. As the President and Artistic Director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation (now in its 41st year-the largest free jazz festival in the world) Collins has focused on creating unique international and regional programming, powerful educational initiatives, long term financial stability, creative technology, global collaborations, and a joyous festival environment that annually welcomes more than 325,000 jazz lovers from around the world resulting in tens of millions in economic impact--exploring the Detroit Culture and supporting the economic revitalization of the region. His leadership has broadened the outreach of this art form while maintaining the highest standards of artistic excellence and celebrating the communicative nature and jubilant character of true jazz. “Jazz touches the heart, mind, and soul equally. It is a craft, a conversation, a feeling, a dance, a lifestyle for some and memorable moments for others. It invites us all!”-C.Collins