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West Michigan Jazz Society's Monday Night Jazz Series

The last two installments of the Monday Night Jazz series at Bobarinos, 20 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, will take place 6:30- 8:30 pm on March 16th and April 20th. Cost is $5.00 for members and students & $10.00 for non-members. $4.00 wine selections, the jazzy burger and pizza special will be available, as well as regular menu items.

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Coming to

Monday Night at the BOB!

April 20th

Tony Reynolds Trio
Tony has "the voice"! His smooth four-octave range, and his classy style adds  elegance to his performance. He was on the road for seven years with Sir Tom Jones and had the privilege of singing back up with Sir Elton John at John’s London home. Tony's gifted speaking voice propelled him to be a popular voice over artist in Las Vegas. He will be joined by Mark Kahny on keyboards and Mark Weymouth on drums.

Tony Reynolds

West  Michigan Jazz Society announces 2015 dates for

Jazz in the Park

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – March 16, 2015 – Jazz in the Park presented by the West Michigan Jazz Society debuts this summer at a new location, Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

For 14 years, The West Michigan Jazz Society (WMJS) has been producing free jazz concerts at John Ball Zoo that have become a tradition on the summer event calendar and one of the most popular events in the city.

WMJS is honored to bring this 15th year of concerts to downtown Grand Rapids in Ah-Nab-Awen Park. WMJS has secured a total of ten event dates where the community and visitors alike, can come together and listen to the classic sounds of America’s original genre of music….Jazz!

The 2015 Jazz in the Park Concert Series will run from June 8th through August 10th.

• June 8 - West Ottawa HS Jazz Band
• June 15 - Planet D Nonet
• June 22 - Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet
• June 29 - Mike Lutley’s West Coast Trio
• July 6 - Truth in Jazz Orchestra
• July 13 - Tumbao Bravo
• July 20 - Mary Rademacher
• July 27th - Steve Sandner Quintet
• August 3 - Jimmy Leach Quintet
• August 10 - Big Band Nouveau

The Monday evening concert series will again be free thanks to support from the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring individuals. “Grand Rapids has a great tradition of supporting Jazz,” WMJS Board President Pete Proli said. “The community has been very supportive of the concert series at the zoo and we are excited to be producing our 15th concert series downtown in a scenic location on the Grand River.”

Grand Rapids city commissioners approved Jazz in the Park as one of several events that it will co-sponsor in 2015, a distinction only given to events that have proven to be successful and adds to the quality of life in the community.

Sponsorships are available! Please contact WMJS about these opportunities.

Member of Year Banquet

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Scholarship Applications

Each year, the West Michigan Jazz Society awards scholarships to deserving students to help with their continuing education in the field of jazz. We are currently taking applications for these scholarships. Our only requirement is that the student will be going to an accredited school or university and is pursuing a study of jazz music.   All applications must be received by April 15.

Click here to download the application. The form may be filled out on your computer or by hand. After printing and completing the form, please mail it to:

West Michigan Jazz Society
P.O. Box 150307
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Att: Scholarship Committee

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