Downtown Hastings – April 26, 27, 28 2018
Started in 2003, the Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival has grown to be the largest jazz festival of its kind matching more student groups and performers to professional jazz musicians through its clinician program than any other festival in the United States. This non-competitive festival puts education and jazz promotion and appreciation at its core. The festival draws over 10,000 people and provides a weekend of free jazz performance to the public and the chance for student groups to come in from around the state to work with professional musicians.
Thursday 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church
Thornapple Jazz Orchestra WSG Edye Evans Hyde
Friday 7:00 PM Central Auditorium
Western Michigan University Gold Company
Saturday 3:00 PM Thornapple Plaza (rain venue: Central Auditorium)
Michigan Jazz Trails Big Band with performances by the Middle and High School All Star Bands