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Winter Lineup for Monday Night Jazz Gumbo!

January 16th
Tony Reynolds, vocals, Mark Weymouth, drums and Greg Miller, guitar.
Tony Reynolds
February 20th
River Rogues Jazz Band

River Rogues
March 20th
Nick Ayoub and The Family featuring Mike Lutley on saxes & flute< Nick Ayoub
April 17th
Swoosh Kat Jones Quartet
featuring Ian LeVine on drums.

Kat Jones


Due to popular request we are reinstating the Jazz Gumbo Series-complete with Gumbo! The Guest House 634 Stocking Avenue NW, Grand Rapids MI.  Doors open at 5:50 PM for those with accessibility issues, for all others at 6:00. Concert time: 6:30-8:30. Cost is $10.00 for members: $15.00 for non-members.* Laura and crew will be cooking up their famous gumbo accompanied by salad and a roll. A soup or chili will be available for those who prefer a different choice. *A limited number of students with ID will be offered a special entrance for $5.00 which does not include food.

MOY Nominations Wanted


Members are to send in their nominations for MOY. Click here to nominate online.

Or Click here for a PDF form which can be mailed to the address on the form or saved and emailed to Pete Johnson at peter.johnson199179@gmail.com.


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Part of WMJS's mission statement is
to provide music scholarships for deserving
students in pursuit of jazz education.

The 2017 Music scholarships are
ready to receive requests!
PLEASE help us get the word out
and direct worthy candidates here!

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Other Events

Jay & Kai Jazz Trombone TributeMichael Dease
December 14, 20167-10pm

Jazz trombonists, Michael Dease (MSU Professor of Jazz) and Paul Brewer (Aquinas College Dir of Instrumental Music), will perform at H.O.M.E. in The B.O.B., on Wednesday, December 14, 20167-10pm. This is FREE and features exciting arrangements by the renowned jazz duo: Jai & Kai (J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding). Joining them are bassist, Ed FedewaEddie Eicher on drums, and Robin Connell on piano.

Clarinetist-SaxophonistAnat Cohen
Anat Cohen
February 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Cohen will be performing at the Max Colley Jr. Performing Arts Center/ Northview HS. 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids, MI. w/ both the Rockford and Nothview HS Jazz Bands, and The Michigan State Jazz Octets I & II under the leadership of Diego Rivera on February 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Tickets in advance, contact Greg Wells (gwellsnvps.net) or at the door (cash only) $10 adults/ $5 senior citizens & students. Open seating. www.anatcohen.com/about

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