The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra is West Michigan's premier Big Band Jazz Ensemble and has recently featured some of the world's top Jazz Musicians such as Phil Woods and Randy Brecker as guest artists.
Several of the members have been voted "Jazz Musician of the Year" in the Western Michigan area, including legendary drummer, Tim Froncek and the intrepid pianist, Steve Talaga. Featured soloists is internationally recognized trumpeter, Dan Jacobs;
Also included are solos by Greg Marsden, tenor; Bob Nixon, alto; Chris Lawrence, trumpet; Bob Taylor, tb; Mike Michewicz, tenor; Tom Stansell, alto; Joel Klamer, alto; Tom Lockwood, bs; Dr. Paul Brewer, tb; Mike Lutley, tenor; Mike McLeod, tb; Paul Keen, tb.
Recorded live at Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI, 2009
Music Director: Tim Froncek
Band Manager: Bob Nixon (616-307-7761)
For more information see: http://www.grjo.com