Look forward to Monday evenings this summer with West Michigan Jazz Society's Jazz in the Park. This annual concert series brings talented jazz musicians to the stage set up in
Look forward to Monday evenings this summer with West Michigan Jazz Society’s Jazz in the Park. This annual concert series brings talented jazz musicians to the stage set up in the beautiful outdoors of Ah-Nab-Awen Park with the Grand River serving as the backdrop. Pack a picnic, blankets and some chairs and spend the evening listening to jazz in the park. Alcohol is permitted for ages 21+ with a valid ID.
About Kevin Jones Band: Kevin Jones is a recently transplanted talent to Grand Rapids who relocated from the New York/New Jersey area. Kevin is a veteran of the Jazz and R&B scene who has numerous performance and recording credits. This exciting percussionist has worked with Whitney Houston (1986 to 1990), The Isley Brothers (1979 to 1992) among others. Band leader Kevin Jones will play congas and percussion. His band includes Steve Talaga (Musician of the Year 2008) on piano, Damon Warmack on bass, Rob Mulligan on drums and percussion, Tom Lockwood on saxophones and flute and Michael Doyle on tenor and soprano saxophones.
2017 Jazz in the Park line-up (all 6:30-8:30 pm):
- 6/12 Northview High School Jazz Band
- 6/19 Mark Kahny Group
- 6/26 Noel Webley & His Jazz Friends
- 7/3 The Lakeshore Big Band
- 7/10 Imer Santigo
- 7/17 Kevin Jones Band
- 7/24 Jim Cooper & Organic Vibes
- 7/31 Metro Jazz Voices
- 8/7 Mary Rademacher & the Fred Knapp Quartet
- 8/14 Dr. Robin Connell (WMJS’s 2017 Musician of the Year)
For full schedule, visit wmichjazz.org.
(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
220 Front Avenue NW, Grand Rapids
West Michigan Jazz Society