TIJO will be meeting in August to discuss the frequency of our regular gigs in Muskegon. We should have things worked out toward the end of August, with a target to start a regular schedule again in September.
Stay tuned for updates...here and on our Facebook page.
We had a great time playing over in Lakeview, MI on July 2. The community was celebrating 20 years of concerts at Lakeside Park, and dedicated the new band enclosure. We put it to good use, as it was about 62°F with a steady drizzle. But the crowd stuck it out! We were honored to play for Lena Meijer, who was presented with an award from the community (she is from Lakeview, and met Fred working at the Greenville Meijer store).
This year the Spring Lake HS 8th Annual Jazz Night is on May 15th, 2014. This year we’re bringing in the Truth in Jazz Orchestra…a full big band! They’re based out of Muskegon and feature some of the best jazz musicians in the state – including some familiar faces!
Our only public performance until September! Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 seniors and students and FREE for all Spring Lake students and children under 12 years old.
Tickets can be purchased from any jazz band member or at either the MS or HS office. Tickets will also be available at the door or can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Fronted by West Michigan's legendary drummer, Tim Froncek, this group of 16 of the area's top musicians plays charts from the classic era of the big bands, up to today's best charts from the hottest writers. The band was organized by Dave Collee, Ed Spier, and Matt Lintula, who wanted a group able to play pro-level big band literature, and have fun doing it! We have assembled a great bunch of area musicians who enjoy the challenge of playing great charts in a large ensemble.
Playing a mixture of classic jazz big band pieces from the Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and other big band libraries, plus some VERY recent charts from Gordon Goodwin and others.