West Michigan Weekly Jazz Round Up

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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
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand Theatre Bar,
Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
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
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
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
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 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

Grand Rapids African American Art & Music Festival


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

August 2017 Library Events! Grand Rapids, Michigan


Harlem Hellfighters: A Jazz Retrospective
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
Main Library –

111 Library St NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The great intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois implored African Americans to close ranks and join the fight to end the Great War. Although Black troops had to fight in segregated units in World War I, Du Bois understood that, historically, Black participation in the military produced advancements in civil rights. He noted that Black men would fight on two fronts, abroad in the war and back home for their civil rights. Join GVSU African American Studies Professor Louis Moore in a discussion about the Harlem Hellfighters. Following his presentation, the Steve Somers and Friends jazz band will perform while photos and rare film footage of the Hellfighters screens in the background.

Raising Strong Black Women Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Main Library –

111 Library St NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Black women are surrounded by stereotypes about their hair, their education, and their attitudes. Join us for a community discussion about raising the next generation of Black women. Topics will include counteracting negative stereotypes, empowerment, bullying, and the balance of protecting our daughters without sheltering them too much. Community leaders Nadia Brigham, Rebecca Diffin, Kristian Grant, and Darlene O’Neil will lead the discussion and share their insights and wisdom.


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Jazz lovers unite, this Ford After Five is for you. Hear the beats of the John Shea Trio. There is no cover for this event. No reservations required.


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CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans brings the “Let Them Fall In Love Tour” presented by Medi-Share to DeVos Performance Hall. Magic 104.9 is proud to present this concert in celebration of their 1 year anniversary.

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career.

Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like “Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like ‘7th Heaven’ and ‘Doc.’

Tickets are on sale at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.