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Jazz festival in Grand Rapids this summer has something for everyone

by (GRandJazzFest)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Say “jazz” to someone who’s more into country or hip-hop and they might think “elevator music.” But jazz – known as the Great American Art Form because it was born in New Orleans – is an eclectic genre with...

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GRandJazzFest announces 2017 dates

by (GRandJazzFest)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

One of Michigan’s most popular free jazz festivals returns this summer for a sixth year to downtown Grand Rapids. GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation takes to the Rosa Parks Circle stage in the heart of downtown this Aug. 19 and...

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SFJAZZ Collective

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

Super group San Francisco Jazz Collective appears at SCMC featuring Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone; David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Sean Jones, trumpet; Robin Eubank, trombone; Warren Wolf, vibraphone; Edward Simon, piano, Matt Penman, bass and Obed...

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GVSU Jazz Concert

by (GVSUmtd)

Submitted 11-10-2016 under

The GVSU Large and Small Jazz Ensembles perform at the Louis Armstrong Theatre. Free Admission.  Open to the Public.  For more information, please call the Office of Music & Dance: (616) 331-3484.    

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Cécile McClorin Salvant

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under

Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French - her native language, as...

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Fifth annual jazz festival coming to Rosa Parks Circle

by (GRandJazzFest)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Jazz has been called “the art of expression set to music” and “the great American art form.” Experience the art of jazz in all its forms and genres this weekend, August 20 and 21, at the fifth annual GRandJazzFest presented...

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Underground Concert Series: Matt Ulery's Loom

by (Megan Dupuy)

Submitted 02-10-2016 under

Matt Ulery presents an all star edition of “Loom” on Sunday March 20th, 3pm at LaFontsee Galleries Grand Rapids location. Loom’s instrumentation and personnel is flexible. The edition performing Sunday, March 20th at 3 p.m....

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Randissimo’s Sunday Jazz Jam

by (Suydamsa)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under

Every Sunday evening from 7pm-10pm the SpeakEZ stage is home to the best standing jazz gig between Chicago and New York!  Hosted by Randy “Randissimo” Marsh, recipient of the West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year...

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GRJazzFest returns to downtown Grand Rapids

by (Jkaufman17)

Submitted 08-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On August 15 and 16, the GRJazzFest will make its fourth annual run at Rosa Parks Circle. West Michigan’s only free weekend-long jazz festival provides an authentic jazz experience while pulling together disparate corners of the community....

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Summer jazz series brings free music to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION

On a recent Monday night, a crowd of Grand Rapids neighbors listened to the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Van Morrison and more at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The Steve Sandner Quintet performed their tunes for the 15th season of the West...

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