Monday, February 19th, 2018



We’re West Michigan’s high society dance band, playing the standard swing tunes from the 1920’s to the 50’s!

Venues include:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Conventions
  • Dance Clubs
  • Music Festivals
  • Special Occasions

We put bounce in the step of everyone who attends your event! Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Our music style has been influenced by:

  • Glen Miller
  • Benny Goodman
  • Duke Ellington
  • Count Basie
  • The Dorsey Brothers
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Frank Sinatra

Our musicians come from a broad spectrum of the community – from school teachers and pharmacists to church musicians and businessmen.  Entertaining through music has been a personal part of every band member’s life.

Playing for a variety of functions has kept us busy for many years. We have played at receptions honoring Presidents Bush, Ford, and Reagan, and for Governor Engler’s Inaugural Ball.  Company parties, wedding receptions, and country club events have also been a part of our schedule.

The band consists of 10 musicians and a female vocalist if needed. Come meet some of the band members!

To learn more about the River City Jazz Ensemble, contact:

David L. Wells – Leader
4321 Northgate NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

or – please use our online Contact Form.