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2018 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit

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2018 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit featuring Tony Monaco, Gerard Gibbs, and Dr. Lonnie Smith
Hope College
Holland, Michigan
March 9-11, 2018

Back in the fall of 2016, a small liberal arts college on the banks of Lake Michigan decided to serve as the epicenter of activity aimed at gaining more ...

Organissimo: B3tles: A Soulful Tribute To The Fab Four

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When one thinks of jazz cities responsible for contributing some of the music's most important artists, Detroit is always a name that pops up at the top of the list. A short list of icons who hail from the city would have to include Ron Carter, the Jones Brothers, James Carter, Pepper Adams, Louis Hayes, and ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Early Years of Sonny Stitt in Saginaw, Michigan

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As one of most recorded saxophonists of his generation, Sonny Stitt made more than 100 albums under his own name. He also performed as a sideman with the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. Despite the breadth of recorded work he left behind, Sonny Stitt's upbringing in Saginaw, Michigan is less well-documented. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2016 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit

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Jazz Organ Summit
Hope College
Holland, Michigan
September 9-10, 2016

Located in Western Michigan along the banks of Lakes Michigan and Macatawa, the small college town of Holland is not the type of place you might imagine for a gathering of musicians, students and jazz organ aficionados. Nonetheless, this quaint spot ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - 2015 Summer Tour & New CD! June 10 - August 17

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - 2015 Summer Tour & New CD!  June 10 - August 17

New CD Release: July 7th A Fine Romance" featuring Alia Shawkat—Get It Now On Indiegogo On June 10th the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys left the Big Easy for their tour of the U.S. and Europe. During the tour, the band will be releasing an album recorded earlier this year with actress Alia Shawkat. The new release—A Fine ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Prog Ensemble Theo Featuring Renowned Keyboardist Jim Alfredson Release Debut CD "The Game Of Ouroboros"

Prog Ensemble Theo Featuring Renowned Keyboardist Jim Alfredson Release Debut CD "The Game Of Ouroboros"

Lansing, MI – Jim Alfredson is best known for his work with acclaimed jazz trio organissimo and is considered among the best Hammond organists working today. His newest project is a solo album known under the name THEO that originated as a rediscovery of Alfredson's affection towards the classic era of progressive rock. Inspired by classic bands like Yes, ELP, King ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Help Us Strike A Blow For Artistic Expression And Recreate Michigan's Economy

Help Us Strike A Blow For Artistic Expression And Recreate Michigan's Economy

The Michigan film industry is a real and viable alternative to the demise of Michigan's industrial base. It is a positive path to recreate Michigan's economy and help redefine who we are as a state. Help us create a film/music festival here in south-central Michigan and help support Michigan's film and music industries. Back Story In 2008 departing ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Jazz Alliance of Mid Michigan

The Jazz Alliance of Mid Michigan or “JAMM" preserves and promotes the tradition of live jazz music in Mid-Michigan. We are performers, listeners promoters and educators who all love jazz! 313-444-JAMM We are performers, listeners, promoters, and educators with a common interest—we love jazz! Our mission is simple: preserve and promote the tradition of live jazz across the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Music at Mumbai in East Lansing

Jazz provides the background to some spectacular Indian cuisine here at Mumbai. Once a week, we feature some of the best musicians in the area. We mix the flavors and spices of India with western cooking techniques and seasonal, local ingredients. Our focus is on superior taste and health, offering low-fat dishes made with high quality ingredients. More ...

NEWS: EVENT

Big Barn Jazz: Michigan

We love jazz and want to hear more of it, not just from a CD or an earbud, from living people! If all goes well, this will be a monthly show year 'round. Pull up a sofa and enjoy great jazz inside the Vineyard Café, Okemos, MI corner Jolly and Hagadorn (the big red barn, can't be ...