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Lansing JazzFest

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1210 Turner Rd

Lansing, MI 48906

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The 24th annual Lansing JazzFest will take place Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2018 in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City’s art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Its stages will offer outstanding talent, from local favorites to regional and national acts, including many appearing for the first time in Lansing.

Friday – August 3, 2018

Turnaround Lounge Stage

Mike Daniels Trio

MAIN STAGE (1200 block of Turner Street)

6:00-7:00 Sencalar / Glassman Quintet

7:30-9:00 Elden Kelly

9:30-11:00 Aguankó featuring Alberto Nacif

11:00-1:00am Afterglow at UrbanBeat
496 West


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Turnaround Lounge Stage

Tony Viviano Trio

MAIN STAGE (1200 block of Turner Street)

3:00-4:00 LCC Jazz Band

4:30-5:30 JAMM Scholarship Group

6:00-7:00 Jeff Kressler Quartet

7:30-9:00 Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger

9:30-11:00 Roger Jones and Higher Calling

11:00-1:00am Afterglow at UrbanBeat
Kevin Jones and 10th World

KidzBeat : (UrbanBeat 1213 Turner)

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

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

Workshops : MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner Street

Performers and schedule are subject to change.


Since its inception, JazzFest has welcomed such renowned artists as TS Monk, Stanley Jordan, Hot Club of Detroit, Tim Cunningham, Johnny O’Neal, Rayse Biggs, Mose Allison, Michael Kaeshammer, the Professors of Jazz at MSU (Derrick Gardner, Randy Gelispie, Diego Rivera, Rick Roe, Rodney Whitaker, Sunny Wilkinson), Terell Stafford, Marcus Belgrave, Dr. E, Nicole Mitchell, John Douglas, Francis Kofi, Betty Joplin, Tyrone Johnson, Straight Ahead, Orrick Ewing, and numerous regional and local acts.

To view lists of performers from the years 2002 through 2017, CLICK HERE. Recent years offer band bios by clicking on their name.

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