“Line for Lyons”

Billy Taylor and Jimmy Owens play an inspiring
version of Gerry Mulligan’s tune “Line for Lyons”. Jimmy, who is known for his trumpet playing can also play a mean flugelhorn, as he demonstrated here.
International Jazz Day Tribute!

Root Doctor at Billy’s Lounge

May 3, 2013

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Blues, R & B, Motown, soul, funk and jazz all done right! Root Doctor is a must-see concert. Vocalist Freddie Cunningham has been compared to Otis Redding & Bobby Bland, among others, and he is complemented by a cohesive band with amazing harmonies & enthusiasm. The blues never felt so good!

MOLLY BOUWSMA, AKA Blue Molly LIVE MUSIC TUESDAYS @ Bar Divani

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.
Tonight…MOLLY BOUWSMA, AKA Blue Molly

Founded in 2007 from a collaboration of four church musicians, Blue Molly has a rich, layered sound that has mastered the love of blues & soul and tied it together with Motown favorites, raspy jazz and classic gospel. Described as “Smoldering Blues and Classic Rock”…Blue Molly is Grand Rapids up and coming blues band.

Bee’Kaé Harris at SpeakEZ Lounge

 

SpeakEZ is so happy the wonderful Bee’Kaé Harris back on our stage this time bringing an acoustic flair with with Bryan Mathison. Bee’Kaé sings a variety of jazz standards as well as a mix of contemporary selections. His vocal ability stretches from smooth classical vocal Jazz to up-tempo scat-cat and pop belting. Every time he is in the house the people come out to play, so we encourage early attendance for this to get a seat! It is a Wednesday so you can also sip your $2.00 Well drinks as you tap your toes!

Opera Grand Rapids-“La Traviata”

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Opera Grand Rapids

Parisian courtesan Violetta lives a life of grandeur, filled with parties and high society thrills. That is until she falls for Alfredo and leaves the city for a quiet romance in the countryside. Alas, heartbreak lurks on the horizon for Violetta and Alfredo in this tragic Verdi classic.

What: “La Traviata”
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May, 3-4, 2013
Where: DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW
Tickets: $21-$98; Tickets half price for students the day of the show
CallTicketmaster at 800-982-2787
More infoOpera Grand Rapids at 616-451-2741

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