[JPL] Detroit Jazz Fest wins $100K online boost

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Fri Nov 12 21:08:21 EST 2010

        Posted: 4:03 p.m. Nov. 10, 2010

  Detroit Jazz Fest wins $100K online boost

Free Press Staff Writer 

The Detroit International Jazz Festival 
has received a $100,000 grant from Miami-based John S. and James L. 
Knight Foundation to expand the festival's online presence and broaden 
its reach to audiences beyond Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.

The money is earmarked for DJF's Jazz Planet, a streaming news magazine 
and music channel that made its debut during this year's festival. With 
the grant, the festival will be able to supply year-round content for 
the channel, showcasing festival performances, interviews, commentary, 
master-classes and other content focused on southeastern Michigan 
musicians and events.

Festival leaders say the DJF's Jazz Planet reached 700,000 viewers in 
157 countries during the 2010 festival. A link to the channel can be 
found at detroitjazzfest.com <http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/>.

The channel will remain active until Nov. 25, when it will be taken down 
for upgrading and then re-launched with new content early next year.

Entering its 32nd year, the festival is the country's largest free jazz 

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