Monday, February 19th, 2018

River City Jazz Ensemble also appeared on EightWest on Monday – you can enjoy the performance below:

Here’s a clip from our performance on WZZM-13 this past week to promote the upcoming Thornapple Arts Council 2016 Jazz Festival! The band starts playing at the 3:08 mark…

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 […]

We post this news with disappointment – as our concert at Canadian Lakes’ Ken Reuther Pavilion has been cancelled for the Sunday, September 6, 2015 performance. There had been a shortfall in sponsor funding which resulted in the early summer concerts being successful, but the end of the season facing some cancellations. Thank you for […]

Besides playing for many public functions in the coming months, River City Jazz will also be performing at several private functions. They include a wedding in Muskegon on July 31, a conference at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on September 12, and a party in Grand Haven on October 3. If ever you want a […]

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 […]

We’re on board with all of you who enjoy using social media – RCJE just created a Facebook Page for all of our fans!  Please head on over and “Like” us to stay in touch with news about upcoming events, fun photos and more.

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 […]

Welcome to our new website, which currently under development. We will be adding venue information, upcoming events, sound clips and more shortly! Meanwhile – you can still visit us on MySpace at: