WMJS's Monday Night Jazz Gumbo!
Every Third Monday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
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.
and Gayle Kolb
Mary Rademacher Reed, Rick Ruether
with the Tom Hagen Quartet
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!
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!
Grand Rapids-born jazz pianist Xavier Davis will return for the Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 Jazz in the Sanctuary concert at Fountain Street Church. This series pairs the spontaneous wonder of jazz with the acoustic and architectural beauty of the century-old, neo-Romanesque sanctuary in downtown Grand Rapids.
Davis earned his fame after vocalist Betty Carter invited him to play in New York in 1994. Shortly after he began teaching jazz piano at the Julliard School of Music and has since performed or recorded with dozens of industry legends like Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Christian McBride, Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis, Don Byron, Nat Adderley, Nicholas Payton, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Steve Turre, Al Foster, and Jeremy Pelt. Today, he is one of the most accomplished working jazz pianists in the world and serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at Michigan State University.
General admission to each Jazz in the Sanctuary concert is $15 online or at the door. College students may show ID for $5 admission. Tickets and additional information are available at fountainstreet.org/jazz or contact Conor Bardallis, Events Manager, at [email protected] or 616-459-8386 ext. 221.