Lansing JazzFest Schedule – 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:45    Tavern House Jazz Band
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15      Ron Brooks Trio +2
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Obed Succari’s PanaMO
North Stage

9:30 – 11:00   Organissimo
MICA (South) Stage

11:00 – 1:00am Ritmo Project
UrbanBeat 1213 Turner

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00 – 3:00     JAMM Scholarship Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00 – 4:15     Down River
North Stage

4:15 – 5:30     Beer City Saxes
MICA (South) Stage

5:30 – 6:45     Paul Keller At Sundown Quintet
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15    Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson
North Stage

9:30 -11:00    Bill Heid Trio
MICA (South) Stage

KidzBeat :: (North end of Turner Street across from Dodge River Drive.)

1:00-5:00    Bob Wilson – Electric guitar mentor
1:00-5:00    Joshua Wilson – Electric bass mentor
1:00-5:00    MSU Community Music School – Petting zoo — Woodwinds/brass

New location: North of the North Stage on the East side of the road.

For more information on mentoring artists and other KidzBeat activities, click here.

Workshops :: MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner Street

2:30-3:20pm – Latin Percussion Workshop with PanaMO’s Obed Succari
Learn about Latin percussion instruments and rhythms with Panamanian master percussionist Obed Succari.

3:30-4:20 pm – Jazz Education Workshop with Paul Keller
The great Ann Arbor bassist and educator Paul Keller will hold a workshop coaching the Jazz Alliance of Mid Michigan Scholarship Quintet, also open to the public!

4:30-5:20 pm – Jazz Keyboard Workshop with Bill Heid
Legendary pianist and organist Bill Heid shares performance secrets and road stories from a career that has spanned 5 decades and multiple continents.

Performers and schedule are subject to change.

To view lists of performers from the years 2002 through 2016, CLICK HERE. Recent years offer band bios by clicking on their names.