Weekly Jazz Update for West Michigan

Weekly Jazz Update for West Michigan
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MONDAY, JUNE 27
WMJS AT THE PARK with GREENBROOK, Robert Moore, of Muskegon, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Jazz Jam at the What Not Inn, Fennville, Open Mic, 6-9 pm
John Shea at Republic, 8-11 pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
Jazz Jam at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Robin Connell, at Fennville City Park, Fennville, 7-9 pm
Wally Michaels & Tony Reynolds at Ada Music Series on the Lawn, 6 pm
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Terry Lower Trio at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Entourage at Grand Haven Waterfront, 7-9 pm
Robin Connell Quintet in Baldwin, 7-9 pm
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck, 7-11 pm
Checkers Morton at the Book Nook & Java Shop,
Montague, 7-9 pm
Wally Michaels & Tony Reynolds at Sandy Point Beach House, Holland, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower Trio at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Chantal Chateau Winery, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
FRIDAY, JULY 1
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm free valet parking
Randy Marsh & Marshland Express, happy hour weekly at Waldron Public House, 6-8 pm
West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival in Montague thru July 4th
Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague: 10am -Daniel Solberg (from Atlanta), 5-7pm
Robin Connell & Kathy Lamar; 8 pm -Josh Quinlan (from Colorado)
Laurie Sears & Peter Tolias, at Pine Hill Garden Café, Torch Lake, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck, 7-11pm
SATURDAY, JULY 2
Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague: 10am -Dot Org Organ Trio;
5pm-Matthew Ball, Boogie Woogie Kid , 8 pm-Xavier Davis Trio
Mark Kahny, piano bar at Mangiamo’s! 1033 Lake Dr.SE, GR.7-11pm
SUNDAY, JULY 3
Gene Knific Trio at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, Brunch, 10 am
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, 401 Bridge St., 2-4 pm
GR Jazz Orchestra at Founder’s, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St. Saugatuck, 7-11

Weekly Jazz Happenings in West Michigan

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MONDAY, JUNE 20
 
WMJS at the Park with IN THE TRADITION, at Ah Nab Awen Park, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
 
John Shea at Republic, 8-11 pm
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Open Mic Jazz Jam at the What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm
Chateau Chantal, Traverse City with Randy Marsh, Laurie Sears & Jeff Haas 7-9:30 pm
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
Jazz Jam at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Truth in Jazz Orchestra at 920 Watermark, Muskegon, 7:30-9:30 pm, $5 cover
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
JMM Trio at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, 1642 S. Shore Dr., Holland, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
 
Terry Lower Trio at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
 
Robin Connell & Aquinas Jazz Camp Faculty Recital, with Paul Brewer, Tim Froncek, Chris Lawrence, Bob Nixon, Tom Lockwood, Mike Hyde, & Matt Brewer at 7:30 pm
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THURSDAY, JUNE 23
Mary Rademacher Reed & Mark Kahny on the Grand Lady Riverboat, 6:15-9 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chantal Chateau Winery Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
 
 
Terry Lower & the Jazz All Stars Band with Edye Evans Hyde at Elkhart Jazz Festival
Oak Daniels Trio at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague,
7-9 pm
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
Marshland Express, Happy Hour weekly at Waldron Public House (formerly Mc Fadden’s) 6-8 pm
Terry Lower & the Jazz All Stars Band with Edye Evans Hyde at Elkhart Jazz Festival
Laurie Sears & Peter Tolias, Pine Hill Garden Café, Torch Lake, 6:30-8:30 pm
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Terry Lower & the Jazz All Stars Band with Edye Evans Hyde at Elkhart Jazz Festival
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck, 7-11 pm
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SUNDAY, JUNE 26
Dave Schock, Jeff Beavan & Bill Huyge at New Harmony Hall, 401 Bridge St., 2-4 pm
Terry Lower & the Jazz All Stars Band with Edye Evans Hyde at Elkhart Jazz Festival
Mark Kahny with Edye Evans Hyde at What Not Inn, Fennville,
7-11 pm
John Shea at New Holland Brewing Co, in Holland, 6-9 pm

Jazz in the Park!

June 20 – In the Tradition Jazz
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This African-American jazz hails from Detroit. Whether you have heard them before or not, you don’t want to miss this energetic performance. The nine member band has played locally for Taste of Soul, at the GRandJazzFest and in Muskegon for Black History month.

In the Tradition

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

FREE!

Ah-Nab-Awen-Park
299 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents Jazz in the Park — The Kulture Vulture

June 13 – Mike Frost Mike Frost is a Chicago-born saxophonist, a working musician for 30 plus years. As a fairly recent transplant to Grand Rapids, he already has developed a large following. For 22 years, Mike was the Director of Entertainment for Premier Yachts Inc. providing and creating all of the entertainment for […]

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Weekly Jazz Line Up…West Michigan

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MONDAY, JUNE 13

WMJS MONDAY NIGHT AT THE PARK Presents Mike Frost at Ah Nab Awen Park, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Jazz Jam at the What Not Inn, Fennville, Open Mic, 6-9 pm

John Shea at Republic, 8-11 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 14
Jazz Jam at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed & Mark Kahny on the Grand Lady Riverboat, Happy Hour Cruise, 6-9 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Terry Lower Trio at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
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JMM at SpeakEZ, Monroe NW, GR, 8-11 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Entourage at Bud & Stanley’s on the Patio, 7-10 pm

Wally Michaels & Tony Reynolds at Sandy Point Beach House, Holland, 7-10 pm

Jeff Haas Trio with Randy Marsh at West Bay Beach, Holiday Inn, Traverse City,

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Terry Lower Trio with Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed with Mark Kahny & Tim Johnson, Rhythm on the River, Greenville, 7-9 pm

Evan Heath at the Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 17
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm free valet parkingshae

Entourage at the Melting Pot, Celebration Cinema/North, 6-9 pm

Marshland Express, with Randy Marsh, Steve Talaga, Warren Jones, Caleb Elzinga – Happy Hour weekly at Waldron Public House (formerly Mc Fadden’s) 6-8 pm

Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, Saugatuck, 7-11 pm

Terry Lower Trio at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm

Lansing Jazz Festival, at the Wharton Center, Lansing, GR Jazz Orchestra with Edye Evans Hyde at 6-7 pm, FREE

Laurie Sears on sax & flute & Peter Tolias, guitar at Pine Hill Garden Café, Torch Lake, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wally Michaels & Tony Reynolds at Porto Bello, Grand Haven, 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Mark Kahny at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-11 pm

Entourage at Garden Court Lounge, in Amway Grand Hotel 7-11 pm

East Lansing Jazz Festival, at the Wharton Center, Lansing, FREE

Wally Michaels & Tony Reynolds at Porto Bello, Grand Haven, 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 19
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, 401 Bridge St., 2-4 pm

Entourage at Garden Court Lounge, in Amway Grand Hotel 7-11 pm

Wally Michaels & Tony Reynolds at Bostwick Lake Inn, 5-9 pm

East Lansing Jazz Festival, at the Wharton Center, Lansing, FREE

West Michigan Jazz Society Presents Jazz in the Park

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June 13 – Mike Frost
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Mike Frost is a Chicago-born saxophonist, a working musician for 30 plus years. As a fairly recent transplant to Grand Rapids, he already has developed a large following. For 22 years, Mike was the Director of Entertainment for Premier Yachts Inc. providing and creating all of the entertainment for their dinner cruise ships at Navy Pier in Chicago and the sister ships in Boston, Washington D.C. and New York.

Mike Frost

June 20 – In the Tradition Jazz
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This African-American jazz hails from Detroit. Whether you have heard them before or not, you don’t want to miss this energetic performance. The nine member band has played locally for Taste of Soul, at the GRandJazzFest and in Muskegon for Black History month.

In the Tradition

June 27 – Greenbrook
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Led by saxist Robert Moore from Muskegon, this is smooth jazz a la Grover Washington and George Benson. Greenbrook has been in existence for 30 years and this group of musicians has been together for over 20 years. They have been the opening act for Muskegon’s Summer Celebration for several years. (Members areTerry Kimura, trombone, Davy Lazar, trumpet, Carl Cafagna, reeds/vocals, John Hammer, piano, Bill Bolle, bass, and Bob Pinterich, drums).

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July 11 – Terry Lower
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West Michigan Jazz Society’s 2016 Musician of the Year! Pianist Lower plays with passion and expertise. He enjoys playing standards, straight ahead and swing jazz. Terry puts his own twist and arrangements in the music and shares the fun with audiences. On stage with Terry will be jazz vocal stylist, and 2011 Musician of the Year recipient, Edye Evans Hyde, sax man Jim Hayward, and drummer Larry Ochiltree.

Terry Lower

July 18 – Mack Avenue Jazz Band
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A traditional jazz ensemble based in the Detroit Eastside.  Known to locals as “the Marge’s Bar band” (in reference to the venue of their steady gig), the group is most often associated by Dixieland jazz fans with the legendary cornetist Tom Saunders.  Saunders passed away in 2010 having fronted the band for many years. Now celebrating its 46th anniversary, the Mack Avenue Jazz Band continues to deliver the early jazz style pioneered by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Bix Beiderbecke.  Members are Terry Kimura(trombone), Davy Lazar (trumpet), Carl Cafagna (reeds/vocals), John Hammer (piano), Bill Bolle (bass), and Bob Pinterich (drums).

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July 25 – Gustavo Cortiñas
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Cortiñas has a strong foundation in jazz which began at age 10 with the musical traditions of his native Mexico.His playing has been described as having a new and fresh sound. Gustavo is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and in 2013 he received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He and his group have been performing regularly in Chicago, and touring throughout the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Gustavo is also a composer and educator.

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August 1 – Mary Rademacher Reed Swoosh

 

Mary is a long time local favorite. She always pleases the audience with her singing and dancing, but her many talents also include acting and choreography. She works with many school play groups and with Civic Theater where she is working on “Cats” this season. Mary is an important part of the nationally touring performance group, the Boogie Woogie Babies. Mary was voted Jazz Musician of the year 2006.

Mary Rademacher Reed

August 8 – Checkers Morton
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Described as a “venerable band of brothers,” this group has been playing music together for over forty years. They are a regular hit at the Book Nook in Montague MI.  and will present their original work and free music.(Dave Collee, bass, Dan Giacobassi,saxes and flute, Jim Beegletrumpet, flute and congas, Bob VanSteekeys, and 2004 WMJS Musician of the Year, more recently added to the group, Tim Froncek, drums).

Checkers Morton

August 15 – Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra Swoosh

 

Back by popular demand, they will close out our 2016 Jazz in the Park series! GRJO was founded in 1977 by the late Bruce Early; this premier jazz ensemble has been featuring some of the area’s finest musicians for more than 35 years. Led by Bob Nixon, they play swinging original compositions and arrangements as well as traditional favorites.

All concerts are FREE!

6:30 pm – 8:30 p.m.

Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

299 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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