Welcome to GRJO.com home of the GRAND RAPIDS JAZZ ORCHESTRA!
If you’d like to help support the band during this difficult time while we can’t perform live you can “Buy the Band a Beer” through the Venmo.com app to @GRJazz or via Paypal at paypal.me/grjazz
Check out our newest CD, “Behind the Mask”!
Enjoy our video versions of Bebop.com and Eavesdroppin’ both featured on our new CD “Behind the Mask”:
For over 40 years, The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra has been one of Michigan’s premier jazz ensembles, featuring some of the finest musicians in the area playing swinging original compositions and arrangements as well as traditional favorites.
The musicians that create the live sounds are some of the area’s best soloists, sidemen, and educators available. Many have jazz projects of their own, yet dedicate time to fostering the performance of live big band jazz.
The band was founded in 1976 by the late Bruce Early, and has performed with many famous artists such as Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Phil Woods, Pearl Bailey, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Allen Vizutti, Phil Wilson, Bobby Shew, and has been enjoyed by thousands of people at concerts, dances, and festivals throughout the region.
The GRJO performs for shows, concerts and private events and can be heard at Founder’s Brewery the 1st Sunday of every month.