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West Michigan Jazz Society's Monday Night Jazz SeriesThe BOB

WMJS is pleased to host the Monday Night Jazz series this season at Bobarinos, located on the second floor in the B.O.B., 20 Monroe NW, in downtown Grand Rapids. 

There is table service for food and beverages off of the regular menu and exclusive Jazz Night menu specials and $4.00 wine selections.

The parking lot adjacent to the building is free for our use. The lot holds up to 70 cars and has a barrier free entrance. Parking on the street is free in some places after 5pm or 6pm. Read the meters!  

The B.O.B. has a front entrance on Monroe that is barrier-free and there is an elevator up to the 2nd floor. Valet parking is available for $5.00. Across Monroe, as well as across Lyon, there are covered parking garages. 

The times and entry prices remain the same as last year - 6:30- 8:30 pm and only $5.00 for members and students and $10.00 for non-members. Receive a special gift if you join or renew your membership while at the B.O.B., while quantities last. 

*For those of you who are not familiar with the B.O.B., its historic charm is worth knowing. The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000 square foot, four story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson’s grocery warehouse. For decades it stood empty before the Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition.

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Coming to

Monday Night at the BOB!

January 19th

Marshland Trio
Drummer and WMJS's 2013 Musician of the Year Randy Marsh will be joined by piano virtuoso Terry Lower on keyboard and Traverse City's Jack Dryden on upright bass for our first Monday Night Jazz at the BOB of 2015.

February 16th

Tom Hagen Trio
With Rick Reuther, Tom Hagen has spent his life immersed in music, performing, recording, teaching, arranging and enjoying it all. He has played with Steve Allen, Buddy De Franco, the Grand Rapids Symphony, The Lennon Bros., and much much more. This group is popular year after year! The husband and wife team of Tom (keys along with a wealth of other instruments) and Cherie Hagen (drums, vocals), will be joined by the smooth croonings of vocalist Rick Reuther and Mike Lutley (saxes and flute).
Tom Hagen Trio

My Thin Place

March 16th

My Thin Place
A self described jazz consort, the band performs original works as well as the music of other artists.  Their passion lies with musical with structure, improvisation, open space and new sounds.  The members include Ric Troll on drums, guitar and percussion; Dave Martin on vibraphone and percussion, Mike Dodge on guitar and Dave DeVos on bass.

April 20th

Tony Reynolds Trio
Tony has "the voice"! His smooth four-octave range, and his classy style adds  elegance to his performance. He was on the road for seven years with Sir Tom Jones and had the privilege of singing back up with Sir Elton John at John’s London home. Tony's gifted speaking voice propelled him to be a popular voice over artist in Las Vegas. He will be joined by Mark Kahny on keyboards and Mark Weymouth on drums.
Tony Reynolds

November 2014 Newsletter

Scholarship Applications

Each year, the West Michigan Jazz Society awards scholarships to deserving students to help with their continuing education in the field of jazz. We are currently taking applications for these scholarships. Our only requirement is that the student will be going to an accredited school or university and is pursuing a study of jazz music.   All applications must be received by April 15.

Click here to download the application. The form may be filled out on your computer or by hand. After printing and completing the form, please mail it to:

West Michigan Jazz Society
P.O. Box 150307
Grand Rapids, MI 49515
Att: Scholarship Committee

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