Annual WMJS Membership



Annual membership renewals are due on January 1st, 2021.

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



Current Jazz Events

WMJS COVID-19 Response

WMJS will be complying with the new guidelines from the new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services “Pause to Save Lives” COVID-19 order. We will not be hosting any in person events in the near future. Our board of directors will be evaluating when it is safe to resume hosting live events. This includes our Noto's events and the jam session at Sandy Point Beach House.

We also would like to remind you that all membership renewals are due on January 1st, 2021. WMJS relies on members like you to continue to support live jazz in West Michigan. We are excited to provide more virtual content this year.

Thank you for your continued support of live jazz throughout the pandemic!


Don't miss our Wednesday evening "Speaking of Jazz"

... live-stream series! These will now be broadcast to the WMJS Facebook page, the WMJS members only Facebook group, and our brand new YouTube channel (Be sure to subscribe to the Youtube channel!).

Join John Shea
Every Friday on Facebook
7:00 - 9:30 PM

With Fred Knapp and Denis Shebukhov and EVERY Wednesday with Rob Hartman.

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

Tune in to Mike and Edye Hyde

on their Facebook page EVERY SUNDAY at 7:00 PM.

2020 and 2021’s increase in anti-Asian racism has hit hard with PARMA artist Jordan VanHemert. While anti-Asian racism in the United States is not new, the recent escalation of hate-related instances must be stopped. The nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate reports that there were roughly 3,800 reported Asian-American hate incidents this past year during the pandemic, and then on March 16, a racially-motivated massacre occurred in which six of the eight victims were Asian women. This concert is presented as a means to raise awareness and make concrete changes through music.

All of VanHemert’s proceeds will be donated to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. To donate visit:

Make a difference this holiday. Shop for gifts at to generate donations for West Michigan Jazz Society and check out our AmazonSmile Charity Lists to donate items we need most.

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.

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

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

Part of WMJS's mission statement is to provide music scholarships for deserving students in pursuit of jazz education.The 2021 Music scholarships are ready to receive requests! PLEASE help us get the word out and direct worthy candidates here!

If you prefer to print and mail an application, please click 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.

Click above for more info!