The Jazz Alliance of Mid Michigan or JAMM" preserves and promotes the tradition of live jazz music in Mid-Michigan. We are performers, listeners promoters and educators who all love jazz!
We are performers, listeners, promoters, and educators with a common interestwe love jazz! Our mission is simple: preserve and promote the tradition of live jazz across the Mid-Michigan area.
Whether you are looking for jazz performances in the area or want to become a member, you are in the right place. To become a member, please click on the Membership" link above and read more.
To be added to our email list for updates on jazz events, without becoming a member, you may write to: [email protected]
There is also now a fanpage on Facebook for those of you who use that forum. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/jazzjamm
. The local events box there is updated weekly so it's a good way to stay in touch. The JAMM email newsletter come out twice a month as well, so lots of ways to know where the great jazz is around Lansing area and other cities in Mid-Michigan.
If you know of events that are not listed, we welcome input so stay in touch. If you're a player or group with performance dates you want us to post, get in touch by calling 313-444-JAMM, or email [email protected]
Here's just a sampling of newer jazz shows and venues around town:
Jazz Tuesdays at Gone Wired
An open jam with a different featured artist each week!
Gone Wired Cafe 2021 E Michigan Ave Lansing, MI
Music at Mumbai 340 Albert St East Lansing, MI
Enjoy world-class Indian cuisine along with great jazz groups.
On Thursdays, for now (day of the week could change so stay in touch), 7-10pmAbout JAMM
The first JAMM (The Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan) meeting was held on Monday, September 29, 2009 at the home of Lois Mummaw and Gregg Hill. Lois and Gregg gathered together a number of fellow jazz lovers to explore possibilities for live jazz in Mid-Michigan. Many of these interested folks were musicians, patrons, promoters, business owners, and some just curious friends. The Michigan economy was spiraling downward and venues for jazz in the area were rapidly disappearing. After just two months of organizing, JAMM held its first major event on January 24, 2010 with a tribute to pianist Sandy Izerson at Perspective2 in Old Town Lansing.
JAMM now has over 100 founding members, a growing mailing list of over 2000 people and has already had a noticeable impact on the enthusiasm toward live jazz in this region.