July 2014 newsletter

The scoop on the exciting stuff happening at this year’s GRandJazzFest! Read the newsletter here.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the Lansing JazzFest on Aug. 1 and 2, 2014! Performers include Glenn Brown & Intergalactic Spiral, Randy Gelispie Quartet with special guest Fareed Haque, RYZ featuring Perry Hughes and Gerard Gibbs, and Dirty Fingers – A Tribute to Big John Patton, by Jim Alfredson.

Read more on the performers page, or check the schedule.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – July 8, 2014 – GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is pleased to announce the official festival schedule for Aug. 16 and 17 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

3rd Annual GRandJazzFest Schedule:

 Click here to view the schedule as a jpeg.

Saturday-August 16


12:30-1:30 PM

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra with Edye Evans Hyde


2:00-3:00 PM

Cooper Hay Van Lente Group


3:30-4:30 PM

Grupo Ayé


5:00-6:00 PM

In The Tradition


6:30-7:30 PM

Matt Marshak


8:00-9:30 PM

Rick Braun


Sunday, August 17


12:00-1:00 PM

Jazz Student Jam Session


1:30-2:30 PM



3:00-4:00 PM

Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors


4:30-5:30 PM

The Robert Hurst Quintet


6:00-7:30 PM

Alexander Zonjic


More information on GRandJazzFest can be found at http://www.grandjazzfest.org and at the festival’s Facebook and Twitter sites – http://www.facebook.com/grandjazzfest and http://www.twitter.com/grandjazzfest.




About GRandJazzFest

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is a community event of the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization “GR and Jazz” founded in 2012, with the purpose of promoting and bringing awareness of jazz and related arts to new and diverse audiences through educational programs and community events. GRandJazzFest 2014 is a FREE weekend-long event that runs Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon until 10 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring jazz artists who are primarily Michigan-based. GRandJazzFest brings together notable jazz performers as well as highlights up-and-coming artists for diverse audiences. GRandJazzFest is being held at Rosa Parks Circle, a central location in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, where attendees can enjoy music, support local businesses and visit other Grand Rapids attractions. The festival is FREE. More information at www.grandjazzfest.org.

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