APRIL JAZZ AROUND TOWN 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

JMM Jazz Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Randy Marsh with Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Robin Connell with Jim Cooper at Holland Arts Council, 7:30 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed Trio at The Rendezvous, in the Amway, 7-10 pm

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Neil Gordon Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed Trio at The Rendezvous, in the Amway, 7-10 pm

Bob Van Stee at Red Lotus, Art reception,Muskegon, 5-7 pm

JMM Jazz Band at Baa Black Sheep, Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm

Edye Evans Hyde Trio at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11 pm

Robin Connell Quartet at the Block, 360 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, Upstairs with Paul Brewer, Kris Kjorness and Tim Froncek.

Tickets 231-726-3231or theblockwestmichigan.org

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Sunday Brunch series at JW Marriott with Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, 10 am-1 pm

River North Jazz brunch at the Old Goat, 11-2 pm

River Rogues Jazz Band at New Harmony Hall, 2-4 pm

Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16

WEST MICHIGAN JAZZ SOCIETY with JMM JAZZ BAND,

at New Holland Brewing in the Knickerbocker Lounge, 6:30-8:30 pm,

Free parking at Swift Printing & behind the Brewery with member pass

$5 members, $10 non-members, students with ID $5

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Take Three Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Theatre Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

JMM Jazz Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7:30-9:30 pm

Randy Marsh with Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Mike Frost Trio at The Rendezvous, in the Amway, 7-10 pm

Tim Johnson Duo at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11 pm

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Scott Veenstra Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Mike Frost Trio at The Rendezvous, in the Amway, 8 pm-midnight

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Sunday Brunch series at JW Marriott, 10 am-1 pm

GRJO at Founder’s, 5:30-7:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

PROGRESSIONS JAZZ SERIES WITH Edye Evans Hyde Trio, Mike Hyde &

Mike Frost at New Holland Brewing, in Knickerbocker Lounge, 6:30-8:30 pm,

Free parking at Swift Printing & behind the Brewery with member pass

$5 members, $10 non-members

Take Three Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Theatre Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

JMM Jazz Band at Baa Black Sheep, Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Robin Connell Duo at Thornapple Jazz Festival, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Kathy Lamar at One Trick Pony, 8-11pm

JMM Jazz Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Checkers Morton at Sandy point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9 pm

Randy Marsh with Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Byron center Jazz Ensembles at Van Singel Fine Arts, with Alphonse Horne at 8500 Burlingame SW, Byron Center, tickets M-F, Noon-5pm, 616-878-6800

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Fred Knapp Trio at The Rendezvous, in the Amway, 7-10 pm

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Steve Hilger at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Fred Knapp Trio at The Rendezvous, in the Amway, 7-10 pm

Northview HS Jazz band w/ guest artists “The Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra” under the direction of Dr. Scott Cowan
@ the Max Colley Jr. Performing Arts Center, 4451 Hunsberger NE, GR , 7:30 PM
General admission $5

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 

Sunday Brunch at JW Marriott with Mike Hyde & Mike Frost, 10-1 pm

Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, APRIL 30

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

MAY JAZZ AROUND TOWN

TUESDAY, MAY 1

Take Three Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Theatre Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, 101 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Rare Bird Brewpub, 229 Lake St., Traverse City at 8-11:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, MAY 3

JMM Jazz at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Escaping Pavement Jazz at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7:30-9:30 pm

Randy Marsh with Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, MAY 4

Organissimo at Creston Brewery, at 1504 Plainfield at Quimby NE, at 8-11 pm

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous 8 pm-midnight

Roslan Sirota at East GR Performing Arts, “Jazz Meets Everything Else”, at 7pm; Tickets at https://goo.gl/WKnaiT

 

SATURDAY, MAY 5

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Mike Frost Trio at JW Marriott 7-10 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous 8 pm-midnight

 

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Sunday Brunch series at JW Marriott with Greg Miller, 10 am-1 pm

River North Jazz brunch at the Old Goat, 11-2 pm

GR Jazz Orchestra at Founder’s, 5:30-7:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, MAY 7

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

TUESDAY, MAY 8

Robin Connell with Bruce Robey Quintet at Park Church, 12 Noon

Take Three Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Theatre Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, 101 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Rare Bird Brewpub, Traverse City at 8-11:30 pm

JMM Jazz at Baa Black Sheep, Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, MAY 10

JMM Jazz at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

My Thin Place at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9 pm

Green on Blue at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm

 

FRIDAY, MAY 11

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed at Rendezvous, 8 pm – midnight

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed at Rendezvous, 8 pm – midnight

Neil Gordon at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13

Sunday Brunch series with Mike Frost & Mike Hyde Duo at 10 am-1 pm

River North Jazz brunch at the Old Goat, 11-2 pm

Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, MAY 14

WMJS MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD BANQUET HONORING BOB NIXON at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6 pm, dinner, $45 members, $50 non-members, advance ONLY.  For music only tickets, $5 members, $10 for non-members, admittance at 8:00 pm.  Tickets at wmichjazz.org.

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

TUESDAY MAY 15

Take Three Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Theatre Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, 101 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Rare Bird Brewpub, Traverse City at 8-11:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm

JMM Jazz at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Dutcher Snedeker at Red Lotus, Art Reception, Muskegon, 6-8 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11 pm

Mike Frost Trio at Rendezvous, 8 pm – midnight

John Pizzarelli  at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe – 7 PM – Tickets available at Ticketweb.com and Bell’s General Store

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Mike Frost Trio at Rendezvous, 8 pm – midnight

Randy Marsh Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed at 18th Amendment, 350 W. Western Ave, Muskegon, 8-11 pm

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Sunday Brunch series at JW Marriott with Greg Miller, 10 am-1 pm

River North Jazz brunch at the Old Goat, 11-2 pm

River Rogues Jazz Band at New Harmony Hall, 2-4 pm

Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, MAY 21

WEST MICHIGAN JAZZ SOCIETY WITH  

at New Holland Brewing in the Knickerbocker Lounge, 6:30-8:30 pm,

Free parking at Swift Printing & behind the Brewery with member pass

$5 members, $10 non-members, students with ID $5

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

TUESDAY, MAY 22

Robin Connell with Jeff Shoup Trio at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, 101 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Rare Bird Brewpub, Traverse City at 8-11:30 pm

JMM Jazz at Baa Black Sheep, Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, MAY 24

In the Blue Jazz Quintet at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm

JMM Jazz at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Mary Rademacher Trio at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Scott Veenstra Trio at Rendezvous, 8 pm – midnight

Andy Frisinger Trio at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11 pm

Organissimo at Urban Beat Event Ctr, Lansing,

 

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Kathy Lamar Trio at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

John Shea Trio at Noto’s Old World Italian, 7-10 pm

Scott Veenstra Trio at Rendezvous, 8 pm – midnight

Mary Rademacher Reed at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, MAY 27

Sunday Brunch series with mike Frost & Mike Hyde Duo, 10am-1pm

Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Chantal Chateau Vineyards in Traverse City,

25th anniversary release concert, at 7-9:30 pm

SpeakEZ with friends 7-10 pm (Jazz Jam 8:30-10)

 

MONDAY, MAY 28

John Shea Trio at The Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Take Three Jazz Ensemble at the Grand Theatre Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

Tavern House Jazz at Tavern & Tap, 101 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm

Randy Marsh & Jeff Haas Trio at Rare Bird Brewpub, Traverse City at 8-11:30 pm

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Kathy Lamar Quartet at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

Blue Monk at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm

JMM Jazz at Noto’s Old World Italian, 6:30-9:30 pm

 

AS ALWAYS BE SURE TO CHECK www.wmichjazz.org AND THE MUSICIANS’ WEBSITES FOR UPDATES AND CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULES!