James Sawyer

Check out the Local Spins article about MOY!

Musician of the Year Event – January 21, 2023

Jazz in the Park

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

Looking Ahead to Summer!

Our Jazz in the Park dates and artists are ready for release!

West Ottawa HS Jazz I - June 12

Houston Patton Quartet - Juneteenth Celebration - June 19

Andrew Rathbun Quartet - June 26

Big Band Nouveau - July 10

Third Coast Swing - July 17

Jordan Anderson Trio -  July 24

Steve Talaga Trio - July 31

Mary Rademacher Group - August 7

Emma Wilburn Quartet - August 14

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra - August 21

Mark Kahny



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



Blue Lake Public Radio

features Jazz From Blue Lake every Monday through Friday starting at 10 p.m. and the 5 hour broadcasts are also available the following day on demand by clicking the Jazz From Blue Lake links at www.bluelake.org/ondemand.

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.