Grand Rapids Symphony brings classical music with modern twist to ArtPrize

Grand Rapids Symphony brings classical music with modern twist to ArtPrize

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Jazz Concert – “Lush Life” the Music of Billy Strayhorn

Jazz Concert – “Lush Life” the Music of Billy Strayhorn
The Holland Area Arts Council Presents:
“Lush Life” the Music of Billy Strayhorn”
Saturday, October 8, 2016.
Holland Area Arts Council
150 East 8th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
In concert will be the unique jazz duo of local vibraphonist Jim Cooper and Cincinnati pianist Phil Burkhead. The concert will spotlight the music of Billy Strayhorn as well as selections from Dave Brubeck and new, original music. Cooper and Bulkhead teach each summer at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camps. They hit it off both musically and personally–finding a common love for the the music of Billy Strayhorn. The two plan to record a CD in October, recognizing Strayhorn’s centenary.
Billy Strayhorn holds an iconic place in the history of 20th Century jazz. He was a composer, pianist, lyricist and arranger who collaborated with bandleader/composer, Duke Ellington for nearly three decades. He is best known for his compositions, “Take the A Train”, “Chelsea Bridge”, and “Lush Life”.
The concert starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (616) 396-3278.
Spirits will be available at a cash bar.
Concert proceeds will benefit the programs at Holland Area Arts Council.coopstrayhorn

West Michigan Jazz Highlights

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

“Take Three at The Grand” Jazz Jam, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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

JMM Trio at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz Band at 101 S. Washington Sq. in Lansing, 7:30 – 10:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Mary Rad & Mark Kahny on Grand Lady Riverboat, Happy Hour Cruise, 6-9 pm, $15

First Editon Jazz Band at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Dan Jacobs Quintet at East Park Tavern, Charlevoix, 8-11 pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Shock/ Huyge/ Beavan at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2- 4 pm

Randy Marsh at SpeakEZ, with friends 7-10 pm, Open Jam 8:30 – 10 pm

Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm