Friday, October 20th, 2017

River City Jazz wants you to know we have been honored to be the featured jazz group for the final performance at the 2016 Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival. This year’s festival runs from Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, 2016. You can hear the River City Jazz Ensemble perform on that Saturday, at […]

This Sunday, April 24, on WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, look for the River City Jazz Ensemble on the the station’s Weekend Morning Show, airing from 9am to 10am. On Monday, April 25, on WOOD-TV, look for River City Jazz Ensemble again – this time on the station’s eightWest show, airing from 11:00am to noon. Both […]

River City Jazz wants you to know we have been honored to be the featured jazz group for the final performance at the 2016 Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival. From the Thornapple Council’s website: Started in 2003, the Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival has grown to be the largest jazz festival of its kind matching […]

Come and enjoy an evening like no other. We are celebrating the 82nd Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition! (we’ll drink to that!) This Saturday, December 5, River City Jazz is providing the music entertainment at the SpeakEZ Lounge located at 600 Monroe Avenue just north of the I 196 viaduct. The fun begins at […]

On Friday, December 11, 2015 – River City Jazz with vocalist Kathy Gibson – will be the music entertainment for the Grand Rapids Ballet Company’s Opening Night Party which follows their 2015 Nutcracker Ballet performance at Devos Hall. Tickets to the party are $45. The party will be held in Amway Grand Hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom […]

Come enjoy a medley of musical performances by River City Jazz Ensemble on YouTube! We now have our own YouTube channel – click to watch!

On June 12, 2015, from 7 pm to 9 pm, River City Jazz will provide entertainment at “The Depot” The Depot is located at 200 S. Main St. Evart, MI, 49631 – and the home to free outdoor concerts in the summer in the historic town of Evart, Michigan. The town is located on US-10, […]

One of River City Jazz’s own long time members, Mike Lutley, has just been awarded “Jazz Musician Of The Year” for 2015, by the West Michigan Jazz Society.  The band is very happy for Mike to receive this recognition. When River City Jazz founder, Hank Swart, invited Mike to play lead alto saxophone about twenty […]

River City Jazz has been active this year with fundraisers in Grand Rapids at 2nd Congregational Church, and Aquinas College, a jazz recital for Cornerstone University, and weddings in Newaygo and Holland. We’re looking forward to seeing you out and about the West Michigan area! We always appreciate referrals and inquiries – please feel free […]

We have some private parties that have River City Jazz celebrating in Big Rapids and Newaygo. Michigan. On March 28, 2014 we are providing entertainment for Ferris State University’s Hospitality Gala On May 10, 2014 we will be playing for a wedding reception held at Camp Newaygo We hope that while you are reading what […]