Phil Denny CD Release Concert August 27, 2015

Saxophonist Phil Denny returns with more tasty lyricism, sultry flow and stylish grooves on the diverse and well-balanced sophomore release “Upswing,” following a stellar “Crossover” debut which garnered three Billboard charting singles. A spiraling discussion surrounding the latest release was prompted by the blazing summer single “Soak It Up” currently receiving national and international attention. Denny’s just released 11-track album infuses elements of rhythm and blues, urban vibe, uptempo pop and funk, and demonstrates a clear ability to raise the bar while displaying growth in artistry.

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8 p.m.

H.O.M.E. @ the BOB

20 Monroe Avenue

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Weekly West Michigan Jazz Calendar

Weekly West Michigan Jazz Calendar

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

JAZZ AT THE PARK, JIMMY LEACH QUINTET, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

John Shea at the Republic, 8-11 pm

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An Evening with Diana Krall
7:30 PM / FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS AMPHITHEATER

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By any standard this five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and vocalist is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today.By any standard this five-time Grammy® Award winning jazz pianist and vocalist is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world. Respected as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Diana Krallremains a true musical force. At any given moment she could be producing Barbra Streisand’s new album, serving as musical director and arranger for Paul McCartney or hitting the road for a good cause with Neil Young, all while managing her own career. Along the way Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years,


Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Jazz Jam at The Grand, 22 Washington St., Grand Haven,
7:30-10:30 pm

Wally Michaels w/ Tony Reynolds at Salt & Pepper, 11539 E. Lakeshore Blvd. 6-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny w/ Laura Bennett at Bar Divani, Torchlight Tuesdays 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Randy Marsh w/ Jeff Haas Trio at Cambria Suites, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Wally Michaels w/ Tony Reynolds at Sandy Point Beach House, 7-10 pm
Mary Rademacher Reed & The Rad Pack, Greenville, Rhythm on the River, 7:30-9 pm

Robin Connell & Paul Brewer at Lelu Café, Northport, 7-9 pm

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Steve Talaga & Groupo Aye at the GRAM, 6 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant in Saugatuck, 6-10 pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Jim Cooper Quintet at 2015 Old Town Lansing Jazz Festival, North Stage 8:30-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, Saugatuck, 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Edye Evans Hyde, Mark Kahny & Bob Thompson at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Randy Marsh Jazz Jam at Speak EZ, 7:30-10:30 pm

Sunday Jazz at EZ
John Shea at Holland Brewing, in Holland, 6-9 pm
Mark Kahny Duo at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents Jimmy Leach in Concert August 3, 2015

Jimmy Leach performs in many genres of music including classical, jazz, and early music. As a classical trumpeter, he has performed in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings with such groups as the Boston Symphony Brass and Percussion, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, and most recently with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony in North Dakota.

As a jazz singer and trumpeter, Jimmy has performed at Disney World, Opryland, and around the world on Holland American Line ships. Jimmy’s jazz combo recently played for the West Michigan Jazz Society concert series. (See reviews below.) Jimmy also plays jazz piano.

This past summer, Jimmy’s early music studies led him to the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, where he studied Baroque trumpet with Ed Tarr and Jean-François Madeuf, cornetto with Bruce Dickey, and voice with Evelyn Tubb. Jimmy plays Baroque trumpet with Grand Valley Baroque, and has performed with the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco as well as with the Bach Collegium in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jimmy is also on the sub list for the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston.

FREE!!!

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6:30 pm

Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

299 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504