FEBRUARY JAZZ AROUND WEST MICHIGAN


FRIDAY, FEB 21


John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10pm


SATURDAY, FEB 22


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


SUNDAY, FEB 23


Jazz brunch at JW Marriott, 10am-1pm


Fred Knapp and Friends at the Old Goat, 11am-2pm


Diego Rivera, saxophonist, at LaFontsee Galleries, 3pm, tickets 451-9820 or www.adventuremusic.org, 833 Lake Dr., SE, wheelchair accessible


Randy Marsh and Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, jam 8-10pm


Dean Allrick at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-10pm


Owen James jazz guitarist at Beard’s Brewery, 215 E Lake St, Petoskey, 6-9pm


MONDAY, FEB 24


John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10pm


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


TUESDAY, FEB 25


Walt Gutowski and the Bridge Street Trio at Fratelli’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30-8:30pm, open jam 2nd set


The New Standard at the Dee-lite Restaurant & Bar, Grand Haven, open jam 7-10pm


Jazz at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10pm


In the Blue Jazz Band at Broad Leaf Local Beer in Kentwood, 6-8pm


WEDNESDAY, FEB 26


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9pm


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


In the Blue Ensemble at Broad Leaf Local Beer, Kentwood, 8pm


THURSDAY, FEB 27


Mary Rademacher Reed and Friends at Ganders at the Hilton, Happy Hour Jazz, 5:30-7:30pm


Scheer Bliss with Ed Dublis and Greg Scheer at Euro Bistro, 6080 29th St., 7-10pm


In the Blue Ensemble at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9pm


Starry Night Jazz Trio at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9pm, $5 cover


Kazuki Takemura at Union Cabaret and Grille, Kalamazoo, 7-10pm


FRIDAY, FEB 28


John Shea at Rendezvous in Amway Grand Hotel, 8pm-12am


SATURDAY, FEB 29


In the Blue Ensemble at Waypost Brewing Co, 1630 Blue Star Highway, Fennville, 4-7pm


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


MARCH JAZZ AROUND WEST MICHIGAN

SUNDAY, MAR 1


Jazz brunch at JW Marriott, 10am-1pm


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 11am-2pm


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


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


Randy Marsh and Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, jam 8-10pm


Dean Allrick at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-10pm


MONDAY, MAR 2


John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10pm


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


TUESDAY, MAR 3


Walt Gutowski and the Bridge Street Trio at Fratelli’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30-8:30pm, open jam 2nd set


The New Standard at the Dee-lite Restaurant & Bar, Grand Haven, open jam 7-10pm


Jazz at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10pm


WEDNESDAY, MAR 4


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9pm


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


THURSDAY, MAR 5


Mary Rademacher Reed and Friends at Ganders at the Hilton, Happy Hour Jazz, 5:30-7:30pm


Ninth Coast at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9:30pm, $5 cover


FRIDAY, MAR 6


John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10pm


In the Blue Ensemble at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11pm


SATURDAY, MAR 7


Robin Connell Trio and Mary Rademacher at the Listening Room, 123 Ottawa, 7:30pm, (tickets/info at www.listeningroomgr.com)


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


The New Standard at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11pm


SUNDAY, MAR 8


Jazz brunch at JW Marriott, 10am-1pm


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz brunch, the Old Goat, 11am-2pm


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


Randy Marsh and Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, jam 8-10pm


Steve Talaga and Steve Hilger at Gun Lake Casino, 1123 129th Ave., Wayland, 2-6pm


Dean Allrick at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-10pm


Owen James jazz guitarist at Beard’s Brewery, 215 E Lake St, Petoskey, 6-9pm


MONDAY, MAR 9


John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10pm


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


TUESDAY, MAR 10


Walt Gutowski and the Bridge Street Trio at Fratelli’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30-8:30pm, open jam 2nd set


The New Standard at the Dee-lite Restaurant & Bar, Grand Haven, open jam 7-10pm


Jazz at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10pm


WEDNESDAY, MAR 11


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9pm


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


THURSDAY, MAR 12


Mary Rademacher Reed and Friends at Ganders at the Hilton, Happy Hour Jazz, 5:30-7:30pm


Scheer Bliss with Ed Dublis and Greg Scheer at Euro Bistro, 6080 29th St., 7-10pm


Aedan McCauley and Friends at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9:30pm, $5 cover


WMU Jazz Combo Night at Union Cabaret and Grille, Kalamazoo, 7-10pm, Free


FRIDAY, MAR 13


John Shea at Rendezvous in Amway Grand Hotel, 8pm-12am


SATURDAY, MAR 14


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


SUNDAY, MAR 15


Jazz brunch at JW Marriott, 10am-1pm


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz brunch, the Old Goat, 11am-2pm


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


Randy Marsh and Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, jam 8-10pm


Dean Allrick at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-10pm


MONDAY, MAR 16


John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10pm


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


TUESDAY, MAR 17


Walt Gutowski and the Bridge Street Trio at Fratelli’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30-8:30pm, open jam 2nd set


Truth in Jazz Orchestra at 920 Watermark, Muskegon, 7:30-9:30pm, $5 cover, $2 students


The New Standard at the Dee-lite Restaurant & Bar, Grand Haven, open jam 7-10pm


Jazz at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10pm


WEDNESDAY, MAR 18


Fred Knapp and Friends


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


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


THURSDAY, MAR 19


Mary Rademacher Reed and Friends at Ganders at the Hilton, Happy Hour Jazz, 5:30-7:30pm


In the Blue Ensemble at Sandy Point Beach House - Grand Rapids, 6-9pm


Checkers Morton at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9:30pm $5 cover


WMU Jazz Orchestra at Union Cabaret and Grille, Kalamazoo, 7-10pm, FREE


FRIDAY, MAR 20


John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10pm


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


40th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival at Dalton Ctr. Recital Hall, Kalamazoo, featuring Elliot Mason, trombone, with the Western Jazz Collective, ticketed show, 8pm


Swing Operation at 18th Amendment Spirits Co., 350 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440; 8:00pm to 11:00pm


SATURDAY, MAR 21


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


40th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival at Dalton Ctr. Recital Hall, Kalamazoo, featuring Elliot Mason, trombone, with the University Jazz Orchestra, ticketed show, 8pm


SUNDAY, MAR 22


Jazz brunch at JW Marriott, 10am-1pm


Fred Knapp and Friends at the Old Goat, 11am-2pm


Randy Marsh and Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, jam 8-10pm


Dean Allrick at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-10pm


Owen James jazz guitarist at Beard’s Brewery, 215 E Lake St, Petoskey, 6-9pm


MONDAY, MAR 23


WMJS Jazz Gumbo with Doug Horn Trio, at Casino club, 3260 Salerno Dr.NE, includes Gumbo or soup and salad, $15 members,$20 non-members, 6:30-8:30pm


John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10pm (winter hours)


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


TUESDAY, MAR 24


Walt Gutowski and the Bridge Street Trio at Fratelli’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30-8:30pm, open jam 2nd set


The New Standard at the Dee-lite Restaurant & Bar, Grand Haven, open jam 7-10pm


Jazz at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10pm


WEDNESDAY, MAR 25


Fred Knapp and Friends Jazz at Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 6-9pm


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


THURSDAY, MAR 26


Scheer Bliss with Ed Dublis and Greg Scheer at Euro Bistro, 6080 29th St., 7-10pm


In the Blue Ensemble at Sandy Point Beach House, West Olive, 6-9pm


Third Coast Gypsy Jazz at Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague, 7-9:30pm $5 cover


Gordon Sooy at Union Cabaret and Grille, Kalamazoo, 7-10pm FREE


FRIDAY, MAR 27


John Shea at Rendezvous in Amway Grand Hotel, 8pm-12am


The New Standard at 18th Amendment, Muskegon, 8-11pm


40th Annual Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational, at Dalton Recital Hall, ticketed show, 8pm


SATURDAY, MAR 28


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


40th Annual Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational, at Dalton Recital Hall, ticketed show, 8pm


Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra at First Reformed Church of Holland, 630 State St., Holland, MI 49423.  Time is 12:00pm - 6:00pm tentative depending on registrations. Visit www.hollandcjo.org/apply for more information. Event is open to the public.


SUNDAY, MAR 29


Jazz brunch at JW Marriott, 10am-1pm


Fred Knapp and Friends at the Old Goat, 11am-2pm


Scott Robinson with Jack Mouse, Chicago-area drummer educator at LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Dr., SE, tickets 451-9820 or www.adventuremusic.org, wheelchair accessible, 3pm


Randy Marsh and Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, jam 8-10pm


Dean Allrick at What Not Inn, Fennville, 7-10pm


MONDAY, MAR 30


John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 7-10pm


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


TUESDAY, MAR 31


Walt Gutowski and the Bridge Street Trio at Fratelli’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30-8:30pm, open jam 2nd set


The New Standard at the Dee-lite Restaurant & Bar, Grand Haven, open jam 7-10pm


Jazz at Moriarty’s in Lansing, 7-10pm


University Lab Band at Dalton Ctr. Recital Hall, Kalamazoo, Free, 7:30pm


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