Musician of the Year Banquet - Save the Date

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.

April 15

Mary Rademacher Reed, Rick Ruether
with the
Tom Hagen Quartet

Check out Bruce Robey's 360 degree photo of the March 18, 2019 Monday Night Jazz with the Jim Cooper Quintet!

West Michigan Jazz Society presents

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.

Sponsors are more than welcome! If you're interested, click here for a brochure!

Purchase Progressions Series Tickets with Your Credit Card or Paypal!

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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 2019 Music scholarships are ready to receive requests! PLEASE help us get the word out and direct worthy candidates here!

Other Jazz Happenings

Aquinas College Summer Jazz Camp - 2019
Runs from Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21

Plan to immerse yourself in six days of innovative, hands-on sessions led by recognized jazz masters who will educate, challenge and inspire you. For over 30 years, Aquinas College’s Art & Music Center has hosted Jazz Camp for thousands of educators, adult musicians, and students in middle school through college. Offerings throughout the week include combos, big bands, faculty concert, student concert, master class, jazz theory and electives in jazz history, composing and arranging, rhythmic exploration and improvisation.

Camp Instructors are: Camp Director Dr. Paul Brewer, trombone; Benje Daneman, trumpet, Tim Froncek, percussion; Tom Lockwood, saxophones; Mike Hyde, electric & acoustic guitar; Matt Brewer, electric & acoustic bass; Jeff Ingraham, trombone; and Dr. Robin Connell, piano.

Camp Costs:

 $300- Day Camper-which includes all materials, classes, lunches, and camp T-shirt
 $500-Over-Night Camper-which includes all the day camper benefits plus room and board.

Registration closes Friday, May 31, 2019

Questions? Call us at (616) 632-2413 or email us at at [email protected].

To register go to