Alexander Zonjic’s 4th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival

Alexander Zonjic’s 4th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival
Heritage Landing
7th Street and Shoreline Drive1050 7th St.
Muskegon, MI 49440
 
Saturday August 26th
1:00pm – 1:45pm Organissimo
2:15pm – 3:15PM Joey Sommerville
3:45pm – 5:15pm Alexander Zonjic with Special guests Jeff Lorber & Steve Cole
5:45pm – 7:00pm Keiko Matsui
7:30pm – 9:00pm Boney James
 
Sunday August 27th
1:00pm – 2:00pm John Gist
2:30pm – 3:30pm Yancyy
4:00pm – 5:15pm Alex Bugnon
5:45pm – 7:00pm Gerald Albright
7:30pm – 9:00pm Peabo Bryson
 
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West Michigan Weekly Jazz Round Up

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MONDAY, AUGUST 21
John Shea at Rockwell/Republic, 8-11 pm
 
Mark Kahny Trio, Hackley Public Library 316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, 6 pm, free!
 
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand Theatre Bar,
Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
 
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap,
Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
 
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
 
Terry Lower & Friends at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek,
6-10 pm
 
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
Kathy Lamar Trio at JD Reardon’s, 6:30-9 pm
 
Boogie Woogie Babies, Douglas Walker Park, 84th St
Byron Center, 4-5:30 pm
 
First Edition Jazz Band at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
 
Checkers Morton at Sandy Point Beach House,
West Olive, 7-9 pm
 
Terry Lower & Friends at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek,
6-10 pm
 
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
 
Muskegon’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing
tickets at Startickets.com
 
Alexander Zonjic Trio at the Block, Muskegon,
Tkts – 231-726-3231
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
 
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
 
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, Saugatuck,
piano & vocals
7-11 pm
 
Terry Lower & Friends at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek,
6-10 pm
 
Muskegon’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing, tickets at Startickets.com
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
 
Noel Webley Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
 
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, Saugatuck, piano & vocals 7-11 pm
 
Jeff Haas Quintet at Spice World Café, Northport,
7-10 pm, No cover
 
Muskegon’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing
tickets at Startickets.com
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
Sunday Brunch Series with Mike Frost & Mike Hyde
at JW Marriott, 10 am -1 pm
 
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
 
Mark Kahny w/ Randy Marsh at Cedar Springs Brewery, 12-2pm
 
Hugye, Bevan, Schock Trio at New Harmony Hall, 2-4 pm
 
Brad Fritcher Trio at Derby Station, Gaslight Village,
East GR, 4-6 pm
 
Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm
(open Jam 8:30-10 pm)
 
Mark Kahny Trio at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

August 2017 Library Events! Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Harlem Hellfighters: A Jazz Retrospective
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
Main Library –

111 Library St NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The great intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois implored African Americans to close ranks and join the fight to end the Great War. Although Black troops had to fight in segregated units in World War I, Du Bois understood that, historically, Black participation in the military produced advancements in civil rights. He noted that Black men would fight on two fronts, abroad in the war and back home for their civil rights. Join GVSU African American Studies Professor Louis Moore in a discussion about the Harlem Hellfighters. Following his presentation, the Steve Somers and Friends jazz band will perform while photos and rare film footage of the Hellfighters screens in the background.

Raising Strong Black Women Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Main Library –

111 Library St NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Black women are surrounded by stereotypes about their hair, their education, and their attitudes. Join us for a community discussion about raising the next generation of Black women. Topics will include counteracting negative stereotypes, empowerment, bullying, and the balance of protecting our daughters without sheltering them too much. Community leaders Nadia Brigham, Rebecca Diffin, Kristian Grant, and Darlene O’Neil will lead the discussion and share their insights and wisdom.

FORD AFTER FIVE

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Jazz lovers unite, this Ford After Five is for you. Hear the beats of the John Shea Trio. There is no cover for this event. No reservations required.

 

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Jazz in the Park – July 2017

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park
220 Front Ave. NW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

July 10 – Edwin IMER SANTIGO

Imer Santigo has spent years performing in Nashville, TenImer Santigon. A town not widely known as a jazz town and the history of jazz in Nashville has been largely hidden. But with the release of trumpeter Imer Santiago’s debut CD, Hidden Journey, the vibrancy of the Tennessee city’s current jazz scene comes into shining focus. Santiago steps out of the shadows as a trumpet stylist and composer to be reckoned with in the jazz world at large, and provides additional evidence of the exciting new jazz movement that’s emerging in the country music capital.

 

July 17 – KEVIN JONES BAND

Kevin Jones is a recently transplanted talent to Grand Rapids who relocated from the New York/New Jersey area. Kevin is a veteran of the Jazz and R&B scene who has numerous performance and recording credits. This exciting percussionist has worked with Whitney Houston (1986 to 1990), The Isley Brothers (1979 to 1992) among others. Band leader Kevin Jones will play congas and percussion. His band includes Steve Talaga (Musician of the Year 2008) on piano, Damon Warmack on bass, Rob Mulligan on drums and percussion, Tom Lockwood on  saxophones and flute and Michael Doyle on tenor and soprano saxophones.

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July 24 – JIM COOPER & ORGANIC VIBES

Organic Vibes features Jim Cooper on vibraphone, Jim Alfredson on Hammond Organ and Jeff Shoup on drums.  The inception of Organic Vibes started when Alfredson asked Cooper to record on his CD, Dirty Fingers, A Tribute to Big John Patton.  They later added Jeff Shoup on drums and have performed in concerts, clubs, and fundraisers all around Michigan including the Lansing Jazz Festival. Their includes the quirky, soulful and groovy music of jazz organist Big John Patton, music from Grant Green’s Blue Note recordings and original music from Cooper.  For more information on Jim Cooper and Organic Vibes, visit www.jimcooper.net

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July 31- METRO JAZZ VOICES

Metro Jazz Voices has been called “Detroit’s answer to Manhattan Transfer,” and are, according to allmusic.com, “one of Michigan’s best and most ambitious Vocal ensembles.”  Having spent much of 2014-15 recording, “Wingin’ It,” MJV is poised to take the world of 4-part harmony singing by storm. The Voices are Meri Slaven (soprano/alto), Trish Shandor (soprano/alto), Carl Cafagna (tenor) and Jordan Schug (baritone); Cafagna also plays saxophone and flute, and Schug sometimes adds cello.  www.metrojazzvoices.com

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A Night of Jazz featuring Rachelle Ferrell, Bob Baldwin and Avery Sunshine

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Rachelle Ferrell began singing at age six, and developed a six octave range by adultImage result for Rachelle Ferrellhood. Her range also includes the ability to sing in the whistle register. Ferrell’s highest notes in “It Only Took A Minute” (1992) have been described as “Minnie Riperton-like wailing.” She received classical training in violin and the piano at an early age and was performing professionally on both instruments and as a vocalist as a teenager. After enrolling in the Berklee College of Music, and graduating a year later, having learned arrangement and developing her abilities in singing and songwriting, she secured a position teaching music for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts alongside Dizzy Gillespie.
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Bob Baldwin is one of the most universal and ingenious chameleons of contemporary jazz. Baldwin is a jazz artist, composer, keyboardist, producer, arranger, radio host and author. Influenced by Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, Earth Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder and more Baldwin has released twenty albums across his career. One of his finest projects ever was MelloWonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie – an unprecedented one from the heart albums that took over two years to compose.
Image result for Avery SunshineAvery Sunshine is a mercurial singer and composer who merges the sounds of soul, gospel, jazz and R&B in a signature mix. Sunshine is known for her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content. A Philly native playing feel-good tunes featuring a portfolio with accolades including a turn as choral director for Dream Girls and sharing a stage with Kem, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell and the legendary B.B. King among others. Sunshine’s videos “All in My Head,” and “Ugly” landed heavy rotation on Music Choice, VH1 Soul and Centric and her single “Ugly Part of Me” graved the Top 15 on the Urban Adult Chart via Media Base.
 
Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place box offices or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
 
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 8:00 PM
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DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503