Fresh Folk Series ends with a bang!

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SETH & MAY

Michigan has, for some time now, been a deep resource for songwriters and roots musicians.Seth Bernard and “Daisy” May Erlwine are just two favorites. They are in constant demand at folk festivals countrywide and at venerable folk institutions such as the Ark in Ann Arbor and Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
      “This music not only swings, rocks and grooves – it matters. It’s the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.”
– Bill McKibben, author, educator, environmentalist

FAUXGRASS QUARTET

According to Northern Express, if you think that the band name is a deliberate twist on a classic, you’d be right. The Traverse City/Grand Rapids band chose the name to convey their approach to their music – bringing as many musical styles and genres together as possible.
   “Fauxgrass was formed in early 2011, with the idea of creating a band that could utilize the traditional acoustic instrumentation of bluegrass while playing music that would purposefully branch into other styles of music,” the band’s Tim McKay explains. “We also apply ideas and methods not usually found in bluegrass music in new, experimental ways. Essentially nothing is off the table with what we do.”  Listen HERE.

Thursday, March 28th at St. Cecilia!

Tuesday’s just got hotter! Grand Rapids, Michigan

Every Tuesday starting around 7 PM, Bar Divani will be featuring some of the finest female jazz singers in the area. Come in, relax and enjoy the cool sound of these Divas. They will be featuring new singers every Tuesday.

This week, Tuesday, March 19th, they are pleased to present Edye Evans Hyde, 2011 West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year. Edye has been singing jazz, blues and pop music for over 30 years in West Michigan, Los Angeles, Asia and Europe. Over the years, Edye shared the stage with world-renowned blues singer Linda Hopkins, pop singer Michael Bolton, vocalist Maria Muldaur, actress Connie Stevens, the late Ray Charles, and Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval.

Jazz Double Header Tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan- March 18, 2013.

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TONIGHT, The WMJS hosts their 2013 Monday Night Jazz series at the B.O.B. 20 Monroe NW, in downtown Grand Rapids. Bobarinos, located on the second floor, is the exclusive space for our Monday night concerts! There will be table service for food and beverages, and there will be a special Jazz Night menu along with wine specials. 

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Saxophonist Chris Bickley will reunite the group “The Maiden Voyage” with classic jazz selections from Herbie Hancock to John Coltrane: Tim Froncek, drums, Terry Lower, piano, Jeff Bevan, bass, and Rob Smith, trumpet.
 

Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Open seating. $5.00 for students and members, $10.00 for non-members.

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Then…if you crave more jazz, head over to Republic to catch the John Shea Trio

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

NO COVER….(wine, 40% off bottles)  The Food is Awesome also.

Grand Rapids Art Museum…new iPad APP

Grand Rapids Art Museum…new iPad APP

The Grand Rapids Art Museum brings the world’s art to West Michigan, and the museum is giving it back with an iPad app. The museum’s “The Jansma Print Collection” iPad app gives users a look at works on paper by artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Albrecht Dürer and Édouard Manet in the art museum’s collection.