Jazz
Concert Series

The Jazz Series at SCMC features in-demand, Grammy Award-winning musicians who perform in the most renowned jazz venues around the globe. Experience these consummate performers up close and personal in this spectacular series that has become known as a true Grand Rapids treasure throughout the jazz community.

Upcoming Jazz Concerts

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Rodriguez / Martinez Duo

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Jazz

10/13/2022
October
13
7:30 pm

Painted in the broadest of strokes, the stories of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez may seem similar: both started life in Havana, discovered their gifts and passions for music and headed to the States, where they melded the music of their homeland with a wide variety of influences, each in his own deeply personal way.

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Jazz

2/16/2023
February
16
7:30 pm

"Together they revealed a shared intensity and suggested something alluring and new. The group’s debut release, ‘ARTEMIS’ delivers on that promise… The real headline here is this ensemble’s cohesion, its ability to move gracefully through various styles and moods and to sound, by turns, authoritative and playful, locked-in or loose-limbed. In the tradition of drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, ARTEMIS crafts an identifiable band sound rooted in sturdy yet flexible rhythms… ARTEMIS means to upend expectations, gently and yet with force. Its music comes off like a nuanced argument for a fresh point of view" - Wall Street Journal

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Emmet Cohen Trio

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Jazz

3/9/2023
March
9
7:30 pm

Downbeat observed that his “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above any convoluted technical showmanship.” In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; it’s essentially about connections,” both among musicians and with audiences. He leads his namesake ensemble, the “Emmet Cohen Trio,” is a vibrant solo performer, and is in constant demand as a sideman. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.

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Subscriptions

  • If you subscribe to the Chamber and Jazz Series, you receive 20% off the single ticket price.
  • If you subscribe to either the Chamber or Jazz Series, you receive 15% off the single ticket price.
  • We do not offer subscriptions to the Folk Series, however as a subscriber, you have the benefit of purchasing tickets to these concerts prior to the general public.
  • You have the benefit of choosing your seats and are guaranteed those seats for the season.

Please contact our Box Office Manager at kelly@scmc-online.org or 616.459.2224 x201 with any questions.

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Driving Directions

St. Cecilia Music Center is centrally located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. On the corner of Fulton Street and Ransom Avenue, SCMC is easily accessible to most locations in Grand Rapids and the nearby communities.SCMC’s parking lot offers 50 parking spaces on a first come, first served basis for our events. If our lot is full when you arrive, the following options are within walking distance to St. Cecilia Music Center.

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Parking

  1. Park Congregational Church, 10 E Park Place NE
    Entrance located directly across from the SCMC lot. Rate and availability may vary.
  2. Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street NE
    For up-to-date parking information, please visit the Grand Rapids Public Library website.
  3. GRCC Parking Ramp, 140 Bostwick Ave NE
    Entrances both on Ransom Street and at the corner of Bostwick Ave and Fountain StreetFor up-to-date parking information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community College website.
  4. Most city meters are free after 6pm and on the weekend. For up-to-date parking information, please visit the Grand Rapids City website.