Musician of the Year Event – January 21, 2023

Jazz Gumbo Series

Casino Club
3260 Salerno Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(just off Plainfield exit on I-96)

Doors open at 6:00pm

(This is a private social club. It is not a casino, and there is no gambling at this club. No slots, no tables.)

We have some fantastic talent being featured this year in our Jazz Gumbo concert series. We would love to have a successful season and fill the place this year. Coney Girl will be bringing us the gumbo and hot dogs again. Yum!

Please watch for out for the events on Facebook. Like and share them! Bring your friends!

Due to limited attendance, WMJS will not be hosting Jazz Gumbo concerts in January or February 2023.

Final Gumbos event for this winter/spring!
April 17, 2023 -
Patty Gayle Quartet

No need for reservations. The parking is free and there is open seating. The Jennifer Idema Family (Coney Girl) will again be preparing the food choices, gumbo or hot dogs served with salad and bread. The meal will be cafeteria style and included in the cost of your ticket. The Casino Club bartenders will offer concert attendees the Casino Club’s member drink prices!

Jazz Gumbos

Due to rising costs, we are increasing our prices by $2.00 a ticket. The new rates will be the following:

Member with Food  $17.00
Member without Food  $12.00
Non-Member with Food  $22.00
Non-Member without Food  $17.00
Student with Food  $17.00
Student without Food $12.00

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Bring your friends and spread the word!

Looking Ahead to Summer!

We aren't announcing the lineup of bands quite yet, but our Jazz in the Park dates are:

June 12, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31 ; August 7, 14, 21 with one rain date on the 28th!

The concerts will be at Millennium Park as in previous years.



Annual WMJS Membership



Annual membership renewals are due on January 1st, 2023.

Payment can be made by mailing in a check or by clicking here or on the link below to pay through PayPal. We will get your new annual membership card sent out right away after payment. If you received our mailing in error, please just disregard. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

West Michigan Jazz Society   PO Box 150307 Grand Rapids, MI   49515



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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the West Michigan Jazz Society is to advance, uphold, and sustain live jazz in West Michigan through promotion, performance and education.

Part of WMJS's mission statement is to provide music scholarships for deserving students in pursuit of jazz education.The 2023 Music scholarships are ready to receive requests! PLEASE help us get the word out and direct worthy candidates here!

WMJS Board Meeting Minutes
Now Available Online

The minutes of the WMJS Board Meeting from this past August are now available on this site under the "More" tab above or HERE. Minutes will be added and archived in the months ahead on this page.