BIG BAND JAZZ at FIRST PRES

Featuring the Otsego Jazz Ensemble

Free and Open to the Public

Donations to benefit the First Presbyterian Church Performing Arts Fund

The Otsego Jazz Ensemble is a 17-piece jazz band based in Otsego, Michigan and has been playing big band jazz for over 30 years in Southwest Michigan.  The OJE, as it’s affectionately known by fans, plays music from the big band era of the 1930’s and 40’s including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as more modern big band jazz arrangements that cover many styles of music like rock, pop and, of course, jazz.  Being a traditional big band of five saxes, four trombones, four trumpets and a rhythm section, the band also, has two vocalists who perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schurr and Michael Buble’.  This evening will feature special guest artist, Wayne Powers, nationally known recording artist and actor, who will add his singular vocal stylings to the band. The concert is on the same day as the October Kalamazoo Art Hop.  Come after Art Hop and enjoy an evening of big band music with the Otsego Jazz Ensemble.