Save the Date! Musician of the Year Event!
May 14 at Noto's!
More information will be coming soon.

Monday Night Jazz at Casino Club

WMJS's Monday Night Jazz Gumbo!

Every Third Monday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
Casino Club
3260 Salerno Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI

Monday Night Jazz Gumbo 2019 gumbo concerts are held at the Casino Club located at 3260 Salerno Drive NE, just off the Plainfield exit on I 96.

There is no need for reservations and there is unlimited free parking. The large stage assures that wherever you sit you will have an unobstructed view of the band.

Jennifer Idema will be providing the food! The choices will be gumbo or soup served with salad and bread, or hot dogs and chips. This meal will be cafeteria style and included in the cost of your ticket. The Casino Club will be manning the bar and concert attendees will be offered the Casino Club’s membership prices for drinks.

The entrance fee will be $15.00 for WMJS members, $20.00 for non-members. If you choose not to get a food ticket, the price will be $5.00 less. Times remain the same with doors opening at 6, concert time 6:30-8:30 pm.

February 18

Edye Evans Hyde Group

Vocalist Edye Evans Hyde will be joined by Michael Hyde on jazz guitar and Mike Frost on saxophones. Edye was awarded West Michigan Jazz Society’s 2011 Musician of the Year. This was only the second time this award was given to a vocalist. Twice Edye was the opening act for the legendary Ray Charles, once at DeVos Hall and again for the Muskegon Summer Celebrity series, which captured an audience of 15,000. Her 45-minute “introductory program” at DeVos brought her a standing ovation and the Grand Rapids Press review extolled her dynamic vocal range.

Mike Hyde spreads his talents between playing and teaching music. He teaches private lessons and coaches ensembles at Hope College. Mike has also taught at Grand Rapids Junior College and Aquinas. His past performances have been with Clay Atkins, Kim Richmond, Winston Walls, the Fifth Dimension and the Laurence Welk all-stars.

Mike Frost has been a working musician for 30 plus years. He attended DePaul University where he studied under jazz legend Joe Daley. One of Mike’s groups,  The Mike Frost Project, became nationally recognized, their second CD "Comin' Straight at Ya," made the first-round nomination ballot for the Grammy Awards.

 

Edye Evans Hyde Group

March 18

Jim Cooper
and Gayle Kolb

 

April 15

Mary Rademacher Reed, Rick Ruether
with the
Tom Hagen Quartet

Check out Bruce Robey's 360 degree photo of the February 5, 2019 Membership Drive event!

West Michigan Jazz Society presents

Kick Off on Mardi Gras 2019 March 5th with special music by River Rogues Dixieland Band!

At the Nomad Gallery in Downtown Grand Rapids located at 74 Monroe Center.

This series will begin on March 26th and go through June 26th 2019, the  4th Tuesdays from 7-9 PM with doors open at 6:30 PM.

If you are interested in sponsoring this series, Click Here for a brochure!

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.

We Have Money to Give Away!

Click here for a scholarship app!

Part of WMJS's mission statement is to provide music scholarships for deserving students in pursuit of jazz education.The 2018 Music scholarships are ready to receive requests! PLEASE help us get the word out and direct worthy candidates here!