July 27 - Louivilles' Juggernaut Jug Band
Not only jazz, but blues, ragtime, swing, and original music - Jazzy guitar, trumpet, washboard, washtub bass, kazoos and jugs. "Taking their music and fun seriously."
Sounds from the Forest 2002
Concert Series
Wenger Pavilion                           Downtown Baldwin, Michigan
June 15 - Rodney Whitaker Quartet featuring Diago Rivera
Writer, arranger, phenomenal string bassist known
& respected the world over includes Rick Roe, piano, incomparable drummer Tim Froncek & saxophonist Rivera.
Free      Saturday           Variety Concert Series         7-8:30pm         Free
June 22 - General Assembly Big Band
Big band music....Put on your dancing shoes.
June 29 - Marcus Belgrave's Detroit Jazz Alliance
Former soloist w/ Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles & The Four Tops & Charles Mingus...
A captivating jazz showman.
July 6 - Claudia Schmidt w/ The Naturals Quartet
Hip and swinging acoustic jazz...unplugged, refreshing mix of instrumentation mandolin, classical guitar, sting bass, harmonica, drums...Extraordinary vocals.
July 13 - West Michigan Jazz Masters
Features the areas favorite veteran group leaders and soloists. Fronted by "West Michigan's Dean of jazz," Curt Purnell. Classic jazz with lots of surprises.
July 20
Randy Marsh & Organissimo w/ vocalist Harvey Thompson
Funky & soulful' jazz organ jams with the emphasis on collective composition and improvisation. Featuring internationally recognized jazz vocalist.
Aug 3 - Edgar Struble's West Coast Jazz Reflections
From LA the original music director for the Nashville Network and Kenny Rogers performs his own mixture of jazz and pop.
Aug 10 - Rick Hicks/Chris Moberley/Donnie Rodgers Association
Longtime hot rhythm & blues, groove, rock and funk flavored jazz guitars and organ team.....At its finest.
AugAug 17 - Mark Kahny Band w/ Edye Evans-Hyde
Standards, show tunes, cabaret favorites, pop
& R&B classics..led by the tasteful funky-blues styling of instrumental vocalist Kahny.
Aug 24 - Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet
Sophisticated arrangements and extraordinary trombone lead collaborating with classic piano and hip, hearfelt vocals.