Summer Concert Series - Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

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Summer Concert Series - Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:00pm-8:30pm
Kentwood City Hall lawn (4900 Breton SE)

Join us on the lawn at Kentwood City Hall on Thursday, July 28 for a performance by the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra.  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.

Food trucks include El Jalapeno, Kool Breze and Mapocho Fresh Sanwishes – Food Trailer.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and join us on the lawn behind Kentwood City Hall. Come early and check out the Kentwood Farmers Market which takes place next door in front of the Kentwood Library from 4:30-7:30pm. Concertgoers are also welcomed to bring their own beer or wine to the show.

Concerts will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home at: https://www.wktv.org/live25.html
Missed the concert?  Watch it here at WKTV On Demand.

WHERE TO PARK
The concerts take place on the lawn behind Kentwood City Hall at 4900 Breton SE. Parking will be limited at both City Hall and the Library. However, additional parking is available at the Kentwood Justice Center (4740 Walma SE), Kentwood Public Works (5068 Breton SE), Kentwood Baptist Church (2875 52nd St), and there is street parking in nearby neighborhoods. Click on the button below for a map with details.

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