DECEMBER JAZZ AROUND WEST MICHIGAN

SATURDAY, DEC 1

Mike Frost Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Neil Gordon Trio at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8-12 midnight

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, DEC 2

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

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

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

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

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

 

MONDAY, DEC 3

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz Ensemble at Long Road Distillers, 8-11 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

TUESDAY, DEC 4

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 5

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, DEC 6

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

Robin Connell Trio at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

Ninth Coast Ensemble at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

Hope College Jazz Students at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9 pm

FRIDAY, DEC 7

Jim Cooper/Robin Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, Bridge/Stocking, 5-8 pm

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

Mike Frost, Mike Hyde and Edye Evans Hyde at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday Night Jam at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille on 44th Street 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

 

SATURDAY, DEC 8

Neil Gordon Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

Mike Frost, Mike Hyde and Edye Evans Hyde at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

 

SUNDAY, DEC 9

Mike Frost and Mike Hyde with Sunday brunch series at JW Marriott 10am -1pm

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

Robin Connell and Jim Cooper Duo at Harmony Hall, Stocking/Bridge, 2-4 pm

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

MONDAY, DEC 10

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz at Long Road Distillers, 8-11 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, DEC 11

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar,

Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, Sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 12

WEST MICHIGAN JAZZ SOCIETY Holiday Party at Watermark Country Club,

 5500 Cascade SE, doors open at 6 pm, social hour and cash bar, dinner at 7 pm

 John Shea Trio, reservations and payments can be made at wmichjazz.org

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, DEC 13

Walt Gutkowski and the Bridge St. Band at Bridge St. Library, 6 pm

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

Barb, Kevin and Bobby Trio at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

Green on Blue at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

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

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, DEC 14

Jim Cooper/Robin Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, Bridge/Stocking, 5-8 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed Trio at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8-12 midnight

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday Night Jam at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille on 44th Street, 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

 

SATURDAY, DEC 15

Robin Connell Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8-12 pm midnight

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, DEC 16

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

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

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

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

 

MONDAY, DEC 17

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz Ensemble at Long Road Distillers, 8-11 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, DEC 18

Truth in Jazz Orchestra, Watermark 920, 920 Division, Muskegon, $5 cover, 7:30-9:30 pm

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, Sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 19

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, DEC 20

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

Mike Frost Trio at Linear Restaurant, 1001 Monroe NW, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed Christmas show at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

Steve Talaga Trio at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9 pm

Checkers Morton at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, DEC 21

Jim Cooper/Robin Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, Bridge/Stocking, 5-8 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday Night Jam at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille on 44th Street 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

 

SATURDAY, DEC 22

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Mary Rademacher Reed Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, DEC 23

Mike Frost and Mike Hyde with Sunday brunch series at JW Marriott 10am -1pm

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

Jim Cooper/Robin Connell Jazz Duo at Harmony Hall, Bridge/Stocking, 5-8 pm

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

 

MONDAY, DEC 24

Mike and Noelle Frost’s Christmas Eve Show at JW Marriott, 6-9 pm

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, DEC 25 CHRISTMAS DAY

Mike Frost Trio Christmas Brunch at JW Marriott, 9-3 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 26

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, DEC 27

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

Aedan McCauley Trio at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Checkers Morton at Sandy Point, West Olive, 6-9 pm

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, DEC 28

Cooper/Connell Trio with Chris Bickley at Harmony Hall, 5-8 pm

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday Night Jam at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille on 44th Street 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

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

Edye Evans Hyde at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

 

SATURDAY, DEC 29

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

The New Standard at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Kevin Jones Band at One Trick Pony, 8-11 pm

Edye Evans Hyde at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz at Castle Brewing Co, Greenville, 7-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, DEC 30

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

Robin Connell and Jim Cooper Duo at Harmony Hall, Stocking and Bridge, 2-4 pm

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

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

 

MONDAY, DEC 31 - New Year’s Eve

John Shea at JW Marriott, 8pm-12 midnight

Entourage at Rendezvous in the Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

JANUARY JAZZ AROUND WEST MICHIGAN

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

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

Ninth Coast Ensemble at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

Hope College Jazz Students at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

Cooper/Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, 5-8 pm

Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz Ensemble, at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille, 8-11pm, (Jam session 9:30-11pm)

Entourage at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Mike Frost Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

Mike Frost and Mike Hyde with Sunday brunch series at JW Marriott 10am-1pm

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

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

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

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

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, Sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

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

Green on Blue at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

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

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

Cooper/Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, 5-8 pm

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz Ensemble, at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille, 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

Mary Rademacher Reed Trio at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-midnight

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Neil Gordon Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-midnight

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

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

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

Robin Connell and Jim Cooper Duo at Harmony Hall, Stocking and Bridge, 2-4 pm

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

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar, Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, Sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

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

Mike Frost Trio at Linear Restaurant, 1001 Monroe NW, 7-10 pm

Checkers Morton at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Steve Talaga Trio at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9 pm

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

Cooper/Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, 5-8 pm

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday Night Jam at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille on 44th Street 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

Entourage at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Randy Marsh Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Entourage at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-12 midnight

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

In the Blue Jazz at 18th Amendment Spirits Co., Western Ave, Muskegon, 8-11 pm

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

Mike Frost and Mike Hyde Sunday brunch series at JW Marriott 10 am -1 pm

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

Robin Connell and Jim Cooper at Harmony Hall, Stocking and Bridge, 2-4 pm

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

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

West Michigan Jazz Society Jazz Gumbo at Casino Club, 3260 Salerno Dr. NE, Off Plainfield exit/I96 members $15, non-members $20, 6:30-8:30 pm

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar,

Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, Sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

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

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

Jack Bradfield Trio at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

Cooper/Connell Jazz Trio at Harmony Hall, 5-8 pm

John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm

“All That Jazz”, with Byron Stripling, De Vos Hall, 8 pm Get Tickets

In The Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday Night Jam at Village Inn Pizza Sports Bar and Grille on 44th Street 8-11pm, Jam session 9:30-11pm

Edye Evans Hyde at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-midnight

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

Scott Veenstra Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm

Edye Evans Hyde at Rendezvous in Amway Hotel, 8pm-midnight

River City Jazz Ensemble at 2nd Congregational Church, 625 Cheshire NE,

Annual Church Music Benefit concert, free will offering, 7:30-8:45 pm

Dean Allrick Jazz Piano at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

Greg Miller Sunday brunch series at JW Marriott 10 am -1 pm

“All That Jazz” with Byron Stripling, De Vos Hall, 3 pm Get Tickets

River North Jazz brunch at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern Ave. SE, 11-2 pm

Robin Connell and Jim Cooper Duo at Harmony Hall, Stocking and Bridge, 2-4 pm

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

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10 pm

Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Michael Drost and Jordan Finn, The New Standard at The Grand Oyster Bar,

Grand Haven, 7-10 pm, Sit-ins welcome

Jazz at Moriarity’s, Lansing, no cover 7-10 pm, Jam at 8:30 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

River North Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9 pm

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

Ivan Akansiima at Mizu Sushi, 8th St. Holland, 6:30-8:30 pm

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

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

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

Aedan McCauley Trio at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover

Randy Marsh and Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 6-8:30 pm

Sandy point Beach House, band TBD, West Olive, 6-9 pm


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