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Lansing is ready for the smooth sounds of jazz

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 17:13:27-04

LANSING, Mich. — The streets of Old Town will be lined with music and food, crafts and beverages, and fans of jazz this weekend.

The 25th annual Lansing JazzFest kicks off on Thursday August 1 and continues through Saturday.

The organizers are promising a great variety of music from local favs to regional and national acts.

Besides the music, there are activities for fans of all ages.

Lansing JazzFest Schedule – 2019

Thursday – August 1, 2019
7:00-8:30 UrbanBeat Brazilian Bossa Duo

9:00-10:30 UrbanBeat Emma Aboukasm

Friday – August 2, 2019
Turnaround Lounge :: 6:00 – 6:30 Nate Borton Quartet
7:45 – 8:15 Set 2
9:30 – 10:00 Set 3

UrbanBeat (1213 Turner St. ) :: 6:00 – 10:00 Brazilian Bossa Duo

(Afterglow Party) 10:45 – 1:30 am The Mighty Funhouse

South Turner Street Stage ::

6:30-7:45 Diego Rivera Quartet

8:15-9:30 Planet D Nonet

10:00-11:00 Atomic Boogaloo

10:45-1:30am Afterglow at UrbanBeat

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Turnaround Lounge :: 4:00-4:30 Botala
5:30-6:00 Set 2
7:30-8:00 Set 3
9:30-10:00 Set 4

UrbanBeat (1213 Turner St. ) :: 2:30 – 3:30 HappenStance with Tony Viviano
5:30 – 6:30 Margherita Fava Euro Trio
7:30 – 8:30 Brazilian Bossa Duo
9:00 – 10:00 Margherita Fava Euro Trio
(Afterglow Party) 10:45 – 1:30 am Lawrence ‘Lo’ Leathers Tribute Jam

South Turner Street Stage ::

3:00-3:45 JAMM Scholarship Band (Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan)

4:30-5:30 Moonduck

6:00-7:30 Andrew Speight

8:00-9:30 Gayelynn McKinney

10:00-11:00 Tenth World

10:45-1:30am Afterglow at UrbanBeat

KidzBeat:

Friday Night from 6:00 – 8:00 for Middle School youth 6th-9th grade see Workshops below.

Saturday from 12:00 – 5:00 pm see KidzBeat page for events and times.

Many Dance groups and Bob Wilson – Electric guitar mentor, Joshua Wilson – Electric bass mentor and MSU Community Music School providing an Instrument Petting Zoo — Woodwinds/brass.

Workshops :: (Dance)
North Turner Street on the street (North of Tent)

Friday, August 2
6:00-7:00 Capital Flow Faction – Hooping Demo + Workshop

7:00-8:00 All The Above Hip Hop – Demo + Workshop

8:00-9:00 Soloist, Frederick Isaac

Saturday, August 3
12:00-5:00 Dance Groups – see KidzBeat page for times

4:00 – 5:00 Melissa Sigh – Ukulele

5:00-9:00 Kanin Elizabeth with Ricky Nalett

Performers and schedule are subject to change.

For more information on JazzFest, click here.

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