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GRAND RAPIDS JAZZ ORCHESTRA!

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6/23/24    5:30 to 7:30PM The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra returns to the Golden Age Room @ Creston Brewery (1504 Plainfield, NE), Sunday, June 23, 2024. (Doors open at 5 pm) Music starts at 5:30 pm! Cost is $5 at the door (cash only). Enjoy outstanding big band jazz performed by West Michigan’s Premier Jazz Ensemble.

We heard our patrons and have added back in mixed seating with tables! Creston Brewery’s late-night happy hour menu now features $4 pours of beers and wines for guests to beat the heat wave!

The Taproom kitchen closes at 3pm on Sundays. No taproom food menu discount. Limited snacks will be available for purchase during the show. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

If you are planning to come please let us know on our event page so we can make sure to have enough seating for everyone: https://fb.me/e/4wxhdAGaJ 

7/8/24    6:30 to 8:30pm  Outdoor Concert on the green outside the Byron Center Post Office (behind the Walgreens at the corner of 84th St and Byron Center Ave) Free show: The concert supports NO MORE SIDELINES of Kent County, a non-profit organization that benefits special needs children and adults. Several local vendors will be on hand with goodies, and there will be plenty of music and fun for the entire family! Here is a link to their website http://www.nmskentcounty.org  

Check out our newest CD, “Behind the Mask”!

Read the review on Local Spins!

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.