JUNE JAZZ AROUND TOWN- West Michigan

JUNE JAZZ AROUND TOWN- West Michigan

THURSDAY, JUNE 1
Big Band Nouveau at H.O.M.E. at the B.O.B., 8-10 pm
Third Coast Ensemble at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 2
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 3
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Mike Frost Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 4
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2-4 pm
GR Jazz Orchestra at Founders, 5:30-7:30 pm
Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm, open Jam 8:30-10 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny Trio at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 5
John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 8-11 pm
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 6
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm 269-384-6756 info/directions
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 8
Blue on Green Jazz Quartet at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
My Thin Place at Sandy Point Beach House, 7175 Lakeshore Dr. West Olive, 6-9 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny & Mary Rademacher Reed on the Grand Lady, 825 Taylor St. Jenison, 6-9 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Neil Gordon Trio at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Kathy Lamar at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
First Edition Jazz Band at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 10 am, $5 cover
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 11
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
Hugye, Beavan, Schock Trio at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge NW, 2-4 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 12
JAZZ IN THE PARK, NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND, Awesome multi-award winning band led by Greg Wells, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, downtown GR 6:30-8:30 pm
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
Truth in Jazz at 920 Watermark, 920 Division, in Muskegon, 7:30-9:30 pm, $5 cover

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa in Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 15
Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City,7-9:30 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 16
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Noel Webley Trio at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Kathy Lamar at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 18
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2-4 pm
Randy Marsh, Mark Kahny, Carlos Melendez at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, open Jam 8:30-10 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 19
JAZZ IN THE PARK THE MARK KAHNY GROUP, pianist, and vocalist Mark Kahny; Eddie Eicher, drums; Mike Hyde, guitar; James Sawyer, trumpet & Charlie Hoats, bass. Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Downtown GR 6:30-8:30 pm

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Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 20
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
Boogie Woogie Babies & Mark Kahny at Royal Park, Zeeland, 7-9:15 pm
Truth in Jazz Orchestra at 920 Watermark, 920 Division, Muskegon, $5 cover, 7-9 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 22
Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City,7-9:30 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 23
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
River Rogues Jazz Band at Riverbank Music Series, 100 E. Main St, Middleville, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 24
Jim Cooper Trio with Robin Connell & Elgin Vines at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Jeff Haas Quintet at Spice World Café, Northport, 7-10 pm, no cover

SUNDAY, JUNE 25
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2-4 pm
Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, open Jam 8:30-10 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 26
JAZZ IN THE PARK, NOEL WEBLEY & HIS JAZZ FRIENDS, Noel Webley, bass; “JR” Simmons, keys; Rick Hicks, guitar; John Gist, sax; Paul B. Smith, drums and vocalist Rashaunda “Shug” Davis, vocalist Ah-Nab-Awen Park, downtown GR, 6:30-8:30
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

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TUESDAY, JUNE 27
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa in Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Boogie Woogie Babies & Mark Kahny at Baldwin, 7- 9:15 pm
Paul Keller’s Sundown Quintet at Gull Landing, Pentwater, 7-11 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 29
Walt Gutowski & Bridge St. Band at Bostwick Lake Inn, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
JMM at Coppercraft Distillery, Holland, 8 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, M22, Traverse City,7-9:30 pm
WEST MICHIGAN WINE FESTIVAL with Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, $5 cover

FRIDAY, JUNE 30
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

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Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
JMM at Riverbank Music Series, Stagecoach Park, downtown Middleville, 6:30 pm

WEST MICHIGAN WINE FESTIVAL with Blue on Green at 10 am, Wine tasting w/ Matthew Ball Boogie Woogie at 6 pm, Gene Knific Trio at 8 pm at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague

Every Child is a Star to be Cherished

antwonefisherMichigan CASA is pleased to announce that Antwone Fisher will be the keynote speaker for the May 23rd Fundraiser being held in Grand Rapids, MI at the Downtown Market. The 2002 movie Antwone Fisher was written by Fisher and directed by and starred Denzel Washington.

The 2002 movie Antwone Fisher was written by Fisher and directed by and starred Denzel Washington. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone was placed into foster care, where he remained for most of his childhood. During these years, Antowne was abused physically, verbally, and sexually. The film highlights Fisher coming to terms with the aftermath of the system after joining the United States Navy, with the help of a Naval Therapist played by Denzel Washington.

Today, Antwone Fisher is an American screenwriter, poet, lecturer, best-selling author, and advocate. His advocacy work includes book-writing, public speaking, play writing, and even testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on behalf of Child Welfare. The work he has done is invaluable, and his words are not to be missed.

Join us on May 23rd for cocktails, dinner and conversation.
Contact Rachel@MichiganCASA.org if you are interested in attending the event.

GRAM on the Green 2017 Lineup

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to announce the lineup for its ninth annual GRAM on the Green free outdoor summer concert series.
 
Running for six weeks throughout July and August, the concert series features some of the best local and regional talent Grand Rapids has to offer. Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the Museum’s outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, dancing, food trucks, art-making activities, and a cash bar.
Visit the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday nights and see the city landscape come to life as a dynamic and inclusive gathering space.
 
From Latin alternative and Jazz to Hip-hop and Folk rock, GRAM on the Green’s 2017 lineup offers a diverse array of performers.
 
The festivities don’t stop outside—admission to the Museum is free during GRAM on the Green evenings from 5 pm – 9 pm, as it coincides with Meijer Free Thursday Nights.
 
Concert guests are invited inside the galleries to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months: The Art of Rube Goldberg, Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta, Off-Shore and On The Beach, and the Permanent Collection on Level 3 of the Museum.
 
2017 Lineup:
Cabildo, Latin alternative
July 6, 6 – 9 pm
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The Crane Wives, Folk rock
July 13, 6 – 9 pm
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The Great Ones (Lady Ace Boogie + JROB) feat. Orlando of BedRock and
DJ Dean Martian, Hip-hop
July 20, 6 – 9 pm
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COMPLETE VII and SuperDre
(Ages 21+), Electronic/House
July 27, 9 pm – Midnight
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The Accidentals, Indie folk rock
August 3, 6 – 9 pm
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Walter White, Jazz
August 10, 6 – 9 pm
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Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Randy Marsh Band with Special Guest Don Julin

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Randy Marsh Band with Special Guest Don Julin

Don Julin has developed a reputation for being one of the most eclectic mandolin players on the scene today. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Don has been playing, teaching, and writing music with the mandolin for over 30 years.  Randy Marsh is known throughout the state of Michigan as the drummer of choice. Indeed, he is at the peak of his playing, bringing fire and intensity as well as his trademark sense of humor.

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One Trick Pony 
Grill & Taproom 
136 E. Fulton 
Grand Rapids, MI
616-235-PONY (7669)

This day in American History

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.
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A Night of Jazz featuring Rachelle Ferrell, Bob Baldwin and Avery Sunshine

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Rachelle Ferrell began singing at age six, and developed a six octave range by adultImage result for Rachelle Ferrellhood. Her range also includes the ability to sing in the whistle register. Ferrell’s highest notes in “It Only Took A Minute” (1992) have been described as “Minnie Riperton-like wailing.” She received classical training in violin and the piano at an early age and was performing professionally on both instruments and as a vocalist as a teenager. After enrolling in the Berklee College of Music, and graduating a year later, having learned arrangement and developing her abilities in singing and songwriting, she secured a position teaching music for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts alongside Dizzy Gillespie.
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Bob Baldwin is one of the most universal and ingenious chameleons of contemporary jazz. Baldwin is a jazz artist, composer, keyboardist, producer, arranger, radio host and author. Influenced by Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, Earth Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder and more Baldwin has released twenty albums across his career. One of his finest projects ever was MelloWonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie – an unprecedented one from the heart albums that took over two years to compose.
Image result for Avery SunshineAvery Sunshine is a mercurial singer and composer who merges the sounds of soul, gospel, jazz and R&B in a signature mix. Sunshine is known for her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content. A Philly native playing feel-good tunes featuring a portfolio with accolades including a turn as choral director for Dream Girls and sharing a stage with Kem, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell and the legendary B.B. King among others. Sunshine’s videos “All in My Head,” and “Ugly” landed heavy rotation on Music Choice, VH1 Soul and Centric and her single “Ugly Part of Me” graved the Top 15 on the Urban Adult Chart via Media Base.
 
Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place box offices or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
 
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 8:00 PM
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DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kathy Lamar @ One Trick Pony

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Kathy Lamar grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and in 1980, moved to Las Vegas to sing with her friend, pianist Tex Richardson. During her 30-year career in Las Vegas, she sang backup and duos with musicians Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Lola Falana, and Robert Guillaume.

Lamar’s beautiful voice has been heard around the world. Since the early 1990s, she’s performed for months at a time in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore.

She now lives in Grand Rapids where she performs with various local musicians as part of a duo, trio, and quartet.

 

Vocalist Kathy Lamar says her shows are like a blind date –– because you never know what you’re going to get. She sings a diverse blend of jazz, R&B, soul, and pop hits pulled from many decades. One minute, you might hear a Sting or Bob Marley tune, and the next, an Ella Fitzgerald or Billy Holiday song. Her powerful voice and infectious laugh keeps audiences coming back for more.

Thursday, March 30th

All One Trick Pony shows run from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Reservations are accepted. (NO COVER)

One Trick Pony
Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
616-235-PONY (7669)

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