Monday Jazz in the Park with Ivan Akanslima
Jazz musician and scholar from Uganda East Africa, Ivan Akansiima has performed in over 40 countries. He graduated from Hope College in 2017 and is currently pursuing his masters in Jazz studies at Western Michigan University. His music stems from Ugandan folk music traditions into Jazz, Gospel, classical, and Afro fusion. He will be joined by sax player Dr. Jordon VenHemert, bassist Ian Thompson, and drummer Zach Snoek.
Monday night Jazz in the Park is back for a new season of outdoor concerts that continue to draw record crowds to Grand Rapids!
In its 18th year, The West Michigan Jazz Society has been producing jazz concerts that are a tradition on the summer events calendar and one of the most popular events in the city.
Downtown Grand Rapids at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. WMJS has secured a total of 10 event dates where the community and visitors alike, can come together and listen to the classic sounds of America’s original genre of music….Jazz!