Current Jazz Events
St. Cecilia Concerts

Weekly on Sundays
The Sunday Solo Set at Six with Owen James, solo guitar,
Facebook Live Jazz and Jazz-inspired music for six strings.
6:00-7:30 PM
Click here to tune in!
Tips - Venmo@James-Owen-38

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

Newsletter Special Edition!

The South Haven Jazz Festival 2020 Online

Friday, September 18
7pm Blue Shoes Jazz Ensemble
8pm Derek Brown
9pm Ivan Akansiima Trio

Saturday, September 19
7 pm Edye Evans Hyde
8 pm Ashley and Benje Daneman
9 pm Jim Cooper Quartet

To access a free live online concert, go to  Click the live broadcast button.

Sunday, September 13 
Jim Cooper Quartet at Harbor Light Brewery
516 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI, 4:00-6:00 pm
4:00-5:00 pm streamed live on Facebook, go to

Note time zone difference - 4:30-5:30 PM PST and 7:30-8:30 EST!

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.

About WMJS and the Coronavirus Pandemic

West Michigan Jazz Society is complying with our Governor's stay at home proclamation. Until further notice we have no public events scheduled. However, check our online schedule for virtual concerts you can tune in to and enjoy by our west Michigan musicians. This is a work in progress so stay tuned. and keep the music playing!!


Photos from the September 22 Jazz in Noto’s Parking Lot

  • Jazz in Noto's Parking Lot - September 22, 2020

Photos 2020 – Mark Kahny and Mary Rademacher

360 Degree Photo of Jazz in Noto’s Parking Lot – September 22 – Courtesy of Bruce Robey

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 2020 Music scholarships are ready to receive requests! PLEASE help us get the word out and direct worthy candidates here!


WMJS Membership



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 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.

Thank you to Noto's Old World Italian Dining for providing a benefit for our members! Present your new membership card when ordering an entree' and receive a free appetizer!

Show your membership card at Forty Pearl and receive free truffle fries or a white fish dip appetizer.

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



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.