West Michigan Weekly Jazz Round Up

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MONDAY, AUGUST 21
John Shea at Rockwell/Republic, 8-11 pm
 
Mark Kahny Trio, Hackley Public Library 316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, 6 pm, free!
 
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand Theatre Bar,
Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
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
 
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
 
Terry Lower & Friends 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, AUGUST 24
Kathy Lamar Trio at JD Reardon’s, 6:30-9 pm
 
Boogie Woogie Babies, Douglas Walker Park, 84th St
Byron Center, 4-5:30 pm
 
First Edition Jazz Band at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
 
Checkers Morton at Sandy Point Beach House,
West Olive, 7-9 pm
 
Terry Lower & Friends at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek,
6-10 pm
 
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
 
Muskegon’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing
tickets at Startickets.com
 
Alexander Zonjic Trio at the Block, Muskegon,
Tkts – 231-726-3231
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
 
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
 
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, Saugatuck,
piano & vocals
7-11 pm
 
Terry Lower & Friends at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek,
6-10 pm
 
Muskegon’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing, tickets at Startickets.com
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
 
Noel Webley Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
 
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, Saugatuck, piano & vocals 7-11 pm
 
Jeff Haas Quintet at Spice World Café, Northport,
7-10 pm, No cover
 
Muskegon’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing
tickets at Startickets.com
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
Sunday Brunch Series with Mike Frost & Mike Hyde
at JW Marriott, 10 am -1 pm
 
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
 
Mark Kahny w/ Randy Marsh at Cedar Springs Brewery, 12-2pm
 
Hugye, Bevan, Schock Trio at New Harmony Hall, 2-4 pm
 
Brad Fritcher Trio at Derby Station, Gaslight Village,
East GR, 4-6 pm
 
Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm
(open Jam 8:30-10 pm)
 
Mark Kahny Trio at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm
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A Drag Queen Christmas

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Murray & Peter Present A Drag Queen Christmas “The Naughty Tour” hosted by Trinity Taylor on Sunday, November 19th at 8:00PM at DeVos Performance Hall. The performance will star Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, Aja, Latrice Royale, Farrah Moan, Chi Chi DeVayne & Eureka O’Hara.

Murray & Peter proudly present a must see holiday spectacular with your favorite contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1). It’s an evening of holiday songs and outstanding drag performances with your favorite queens. All ages welcome.

 

“Panov’s Dream” a one act opera

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“Panov’s Dream” is a new one act opera that will receive its world premiere on Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Muskegon. The work is a collaboration between librettist Foley Schuler of Blue Lake Public Radio and composer Floyd Farmer. The text is based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy about an old Russian shoemaker, Papa Panov, who dreams on Christmas Eve that Jesus will be coming to visit him on Christmas day. He is told to wait by his window so that he doesn’t miss the visitor when he arrives. Papa watches all of Chrismas Day, with many people passing by, but never sees Jesus. Or does he? The opera calls for six principal singers, a chorus, and small instrumental ensemble. 

Michael Match, a former member of the world acclaimed vocal ensemble “Chanticleer” will sing the title role of Papa Panov and Tom Clark will return to Muskegon to sing the role of Jesus. Other principal singers are contralto Camille DeBoer in the role of Panov’s wife, tenor William Potts as the aging street sweeper, soprano Jessica Coe as the young mother, and tenor Joel Dulyea as the village priest.

This first performance will be presented in its unstaged version and without an intermission. It is approximately one hour in length and is similar in style to “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Menotti. “Panov’s Dream” was conceived when the composer heard the presiding clergyman at London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church deliver the Tolstoy short story as a sermon on the Sunday following Christmas a few years ago. Farmer and Schuler have worked on other projects together, most notably their “Three Summer Sonnets” on original poems by Foley, but this is their first foray into a venture of this length. Over a period of years they have worked on the project intermittently until recently when they decided it was time to complete the opera and breathe life into the characters.

Thanks to the generosity of underwriters for the orchestra and chorus, and to a grant from the Professional Singers Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, there will be no admission charge for this premiere performance. The opera is in English and the complete libretto will be printed in the program so that the audience will more easily be able to follow the story line.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm
First Congregational Church U.C.C.

1201 Jefferson St, Muskegon, Michigan 49441
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ESME (Eclectic String Music Ensemble)

Sunday, November 12,

2 – 3 pm

ESME (Eclectic String Music Ensemble)

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Every Sunday during fall and winter, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Concerts are free with admission and free for members.

About ESME
Based in West Michigan, ESME is an acoustic string band that excels in blending classical music training with popular music to create a live performance experience. Accessible to music lovers of different ages and varied tastes—you’ll hear favorites by Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Eminem, and more this Sunday at GRAM.

Grand Rapids Art Museum,
101 Monroe Center St NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Adam Rudolph’s Sextet: Moving Pictures

Adam Rudolph’s Sextet “Moving Pictures,” an ensemble including Adam Rudolph: handrumset; Alexis Marcelo: Fender Rhodes, electric keyboards, Hammond B3; Damon Banks: electric bass; Hamid Drake: drumset, percussion; Kenny Wessel: electric guitar, electronics; and Ralph M. Jones: c flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones, husli, bamboo flutes. Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures just released its first new album in over five years, “Glare of the Tiger,” a perfect example of creative music looking to the future while expressing the sound of now.

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Adam Rudolph back to LaFontsee Gallery on Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Where: LaFontsee Gallery

833 Lake Drive SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

http://www.adventuremusic.org/ticket-booth/adam-rudolphs-sextet/

 

Music Around Town, West Michigan

THURSDAY, OCT 12

MARY RAD’S HIP HAPPY HOURS

w/ Mark Kahny on keys, Bob Thompson on drums.

6:30-9pm  no cover

JD REARDON’S AT THE BOARDWALK

940 Monroe Ave NW

www.jdreardons.com

Think Rat Pack, Krall, Ms. Divine and Bacharach. 

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Connell-Cooper Jazz Trio at One Trick Pony this Thursday Oct 12, 8-11pm, no cover charge.

Jim Cooper vibes, Robin Connell, keys, Jeff Shoup, drums

 

FRIDAY, OCT 13

MARY RAD TRIO

JAZZ @ THE RENDEZVOUS LOUNGE in the Amway Grand

w/ Mike Hyde on guitar, Jim Hayward on saxes/flute

7-11pm

Newly remodeled upscale lobby lounge.

http://amwaygrand.com/dining/rendezvous

 

 

SATURDAY, OCT 14

MARY RAD TRIO 

JAZZ @ THE RENDEZVOUS LOUNGE (in the Amway Grand)

w/ Mark Kahny on keys, Bob Thompson on drums

7-11pm

Newly remodeled upscale lobby lounge.

http://amwaygrand.com/dining/rendezvous

 

 

THURSDAY, OCT 19

BOOGIE WOOGIE BABIES @ ONE TRICK PONY

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

8-11PM

Barbara Wisse, Mary Rademacher & Carol Black

w/ Mark Kahny on keys.

Come enjoy girl group music throughout pop history, including The Andrews Sister, McGuire Sisters, Broadway, The Shirelles, Chiffons and more!

reservations encouraged! 616.235.7669

www.onetrick.biz

 

 

 

TH/FRI/SAT OCT 19, 20, 21

REFORMATION: THE MUSICAL

Wealthy Theatre 7:30PM

Reformation” is a full-length musical based on the life of Martin Luther, a monk whose struggle to please God divides a church, a nation and the movement he never intended to create. This event is part of the observation of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Written & musically direction by Gary Sironen, directed by Randy Burghart, movement by Mary Rademacher.

TICKETS: https://grcmc.org/node/31008/reformation—a-musical

https://www.experiencegr.com/event/reformation-a-musical/53068/

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTDfwMj6sX4

 

 

TUESDAY, OCT 24

BOBBY SOX & BEEHIVES – A MUSICAL REVUE

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center 1pm
An Afternoon Concert Featuring Hits from the 1950s and 1960s

Be hip, not square, cool cats! Fire up, floor it, and gas it flat out to fat city, where everyone’s hanging out at the soda shop.Mary Rademacher, Tom Hagen, Cherie Lynn and Brian Adams

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Tickets for adults and senior citizens are $10 in advance (by Monday, October 23 at 4 p.m.), or $15 at the door (cash/check only on the day of show). Register in advance at enjoylearning.com or call Forest Hills Community Services at (616) 493-8950.

sponsored by Porter Hills   http://www.fhfineartscenter.com/performances.html#barrage8


SATURDAY, OCT 28
MARY RAD TRIO @ JW MARRIOTT
7-10 in the Mixology Lounge

jazz and easy listening.
www.ilovethejw.com

Food and Beverage available at this lovely lounge overlooking the beautiful Grand River.

Free parking – Valet or Ramp with receipt stamped.

John Shea Trio Schedule:
JW Marriott: Every Friday @ 6-10pm
Noto’s: Every Saturday @ 7-10pm.

Grand Rapids African American Art & Music Festival

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Calder Plaza

300 Ottawa Ave NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 

A cultural event celebrating African-American culture, art, food and music.  The African American Art and Music Celebration is a three-day festival that will immerse the community in activities reflecting the many aspects of our diverse community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Friday, September 22, 2017

6:00pm- 6:30 pm               African Drum Tribute: W. Michigan Jewels of Africa

6:30- 7:00 pm                   Spoken Word: Sara Brooks

7:00pm- 8:00 pm               Candy Laprie

8:00pm- 9:00 pm               Ballroom Lessons:  Andre Posey

9:00pm- 10:00 pm             Ol’ Skool Open Dance Party: Dj Dre

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

11:00am- 12(noon)           Fitness on the Calder: Soulful Motion with Amber Mayfield

12(noon) – 12:30 pm         Hot Sauce Express-R&B

12:30pm- 1:00 pm             Al Hight & M6 West-R&B

1:00pm- 2:00 pm               AZZ-IZZ-NeoSoul Funk

2:00pm- 3:00 pm               Sean Jackson-Jazz

3:00pm- 4:00 pm               Glenda Williams- Contemporary Soul

4:00pm- 5:00 pm               Lokhead Crux & Jayfro

5:00pm- 6:00 pm               The Mel V’s

6:00pm- 6:30 pm               Jeri Wade- Soul Singer

6:30pm- 7:30 pm               Catlindt Landrum & Friends- Jazz

7:30pm- 8:30 pm               Avalon Cutts-Jones Music

8:30pm- 10:00 pm             ZAPP

Sunday, September 24, 2017

10:00am- 11:00am           Chosen ft. Danny Richardson

11:00am- 12(noon)            Mish Banks- Gospel

12(noon)- 1:00 pm           Fredrick Landy- Gospel

1:00pm- 1:30 pm               Special Touch- Gospel

1:30pm- 2:00 pm               Friends of Sinners- Christian Rap

2:00pm- 3:00 pm               IMANI Singers of Grand Rapids- Gospel

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Alexander Zonjic’s 4th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival

Alexander Zonjic’s 4th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival
Heritage Landing
7th Street and Shoreline Drive1050 7th St.
Muskegon, MI 49440
 
Saturday August 26th
1:00pm – 1:45pm Organissimo
2:15pm – 3:15PM Joey Sommerville
3:45pm – 5:15pm Alexander Zonjic with Special guests Jeff Lorber & Steve Cole
5:45pm – 7:00pm Keiko Matsui
7:30pm – 9:00pm Boney James
 
Sunday August 27th
1:00pm – 2:00pm John Gist
2:30pm – 3:30pm Yancyy
4:00pm – 5:15pm Alex Bugnon
5:45pm – 7:00pm Gerald Albright
7:30pm – 9:00pm Peabo Bryson