WMJS proudly presents Josh Groban’s Grammy award winning pianist, RUSLAN SIROTA, in concert for one night only! Ruslan has toured with Chick Corea, Seal, Eric Benet, and actively tours with both Stanley Clarke and Josh Groban. This busy musical genius has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and performed with Eric Benet for the Dalai Lama.
This concert will be held Wege Theater at 321 Ellsworth SW at 7 pm.
“Ruslan Sirota in full flight can stop a conversation cold. You'll just sit there, listening. That kind of brilliance is not heard every day - LA Weekly 21/04/2011
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WMJS holds our Fall/Winter/Spring 2013-2014 Concert series at the B.O.B., 20 Monroe NW, downtown Grand Rapids.
Monday, April 21st will end this season of Monday Night Jazz with the fabulous Jeff Haas Quintet. Traverse City based pianist Jeff Haas has assembled Laurie Sears on saxes and flute, Chris Lawrence on trumpet, Jack Dryden on bass, and Randy Marsh on drums.
The Detroit Free Press called Haas' music, "extending backward to his familial and religious roots and extended forward to his burgeoning career as a jazz musician, his blend of Jewish music and jazz offers a path lit with originality." The Dallas Morning News described Jeff's music as "swinging Hebrew folk jazz and you don't have to be Jewish to dig it!" Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck said, "In combining these great musical traditions, [Haas] has created a soulful music that transcends ethnic barriers. I congratulate him and his colleagues for their fine playing."
Jeff also co-produces and hosts a syndicated public radio series called The New Jazz Archive which can be heard every Sunday at 6 pm on WGVU in Grand Rapids.