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The Monday Night Jazz series is slated to begin September 15th, 2014!The BOB

WMJS is pleased to be able to host their Monday Night Jazz series for another season at Bobarinos, located on the second floor in the B.O.B., 20 Monroe NW, in downtown Grand Rapids.

There will be table service for food and beverages ordered off of the regular menu as well as exclusive Jazz Night menu specials and $4.00 wine selections.

The parking lot adjacent to the building will be free for our use. Just inform the attendant that you are there for Monday Night Jazz. This lot will hold up to 70 cars and has a barrier free entrance. Parking on the street is free in some places after 5pm and some after 6pm. Read the meters! 

The B.O.B. has a front entrance on Monroe that is barrier-free and there is an elevator up to the 2nd floor. Across Monroe, as well as across Lyon,  there are covered parking garages.

The times and entry prices remain the same as last year - 6:30- 8:30 pm and only $5.00 for members and students and $10.00 for non-members. Receive a special gift if you join or renew your membership while at the B.O.B., while quantities last.

Check below to see the schedule of our first three dates and the great line up of musicians!

*For those of you who are not familiar with the B.O.B., it’s historic charm is worth knowing. The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) islocated in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000 square foot, four story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson’s grocery warehouse. For decades it stood empty before the Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition.

Dick ReynoldsComing to Monday Night at the BOB!

September 15

Dick Reynolds, pianist, composer and WMJS's Musician Of The Year 2009. While living in Chicago, Reynolds was the house pianist at Mr. Kelly’s the world-famous Rush Street jazz haven, and has accompanied such iconic vocalists as Mel Torme and Carmen McRae.  Vocalist Gayle Kolb will join Reynolds. She began her singing career in Los Angeles and is now based in Chicago www.gaylekolbmusic.com,www.allmusic.com/artist/dick-reynolds.
Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown

October 27

Petra van Nuis & The Andy Brown Trio with bassist Joe Policastro & drummer Bob Rummage. Petra sings at all the finest jazz venues in Chicago including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Katerina's, Andy's Jazz Club, Fitzgerald's, the City Winery, the Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Along with six other Chicago jazz artists, she was nominated for the "Best Jazz Entertainer 2013" for the 33rd Annual Chicago Music Awards.www.petrasings.com

Cooper, Hay, and Van Lente

November 17

Cooper, Hay and VanLente Group
is a West Michigan based jazz trio which formed in 2005 and features the unique sound of Jim Cooper on vibes and marimba, Dave Hay keyboards and Mike Van Lente on drums. Influenced by swing, fusion, latin and world music, CHV has been captivating audiences with their lively versions of jazz standards and original compositions. Their new CD, “Trio Musik” has just been released on Big O Records. rosewander.com/Cooper__Hay__VanLente.html

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