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West Michigan Jazz Society's Monday Night Jazz SeriesThe BOB

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

There will be table service for food and beverages ordered off of the regular menu as well as exclusive Jazz Night menu specials and $4.00 wine selections.

The parking lot adjacent to the building will be free for our use. Just inform the attendant that you are there for Monday Night Jazz. This lot will hold up to 70 cars and has a barrier free entrance. Parking on the street is free in some places after 5pm and some after 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. 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.

Check below to see the schedule of our first three dates and the great line up of musicians!

*For those of you who are not familiar with the B.O.B., it’s historic charm is worth knowing. The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) islocated 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.

Check out our new area-wide Jazz About Town Calendar

Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown

Coming to
Monday Night at the BOB!

October 27th

Petra van Nuis & The Andy Brown Trio with bassist Joe Policastro & drummer Bob Rummage. Petra sings at all the finest jazz venues in Chicago including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Katerina's, Andy's Jazz Club, Fitzgerald's, the City Winery, the Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Along with six other Chicago jazz artists, she was nominated for the "Best Jazz Entertainer 2013" for the 33rd Annual Chicago Music Awards.www.petrasings.com

November 17th

CHV - Cooper, Hay and VanLente Group
is a West Michigan based jazz trio which formed in 2005 and features the unique sound of Jim Cooper on vibes and marimba, Dave Hay keyboards and Mike Van Lente on drums. Influenced by swing, fusion, latin and world music, CHV has been captivating audiences with their lively versions of jazz standards and original compositions. Their new CD, “Trio Musik” has just been released on Big O Records.

Cooper, Hay, and Van Lente

Jan 19th

Organissimo's unique sound is instantly identifiable yet constantly evolving, infusing elements of funk, gospel, blues, progressive rock, and Latin rhythms into a solid foundation of jazz. Shifting meters, deep grooves, melodic finesse and tight ensemble interplay are hallmarks of the Organissimo sound. Jim Alfredson plays the B-3 organ, Randy Marsh, drums, and Larry Barris, guitar.

Feb 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

Mar 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

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