Steve Talaga Trio

Steve Talaga Trio

For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's faculty are world-class teachers, scholars, and artists with countless accolades.

This week, Sandy Point Beach House will be welcoming Tom Lockwood on bass, Jeff Shoup on drums, and Steve Talaga on piano.

Pianist, composer and arranger Steve Talaga has been performing professionally for more than 40 years. He was chosen as the West Michigan Jazz Society's 2008 Jazz Musician of the Year, and has released eight compact discs under his own name. Most of his CDs are available on iTunes and at www.cdbaby.com.
     Talaga is also co-leader of "Mind's Eye," a jazz quartet which has performed at many venues and jazz festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival in Michigan.
     Talaga is also pianist for many other small and large jazz ensembles and is featured on recordings with several of them. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Kenny Wheeler, Terry Lynne Carrington, Wes Anderson, Marcus Printup, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Adam Nussbaum, Wycliffe Gordon, Ric Margitza, Bobby Shew, Maria Schneider, Marvin Stamm, Denis DiBlazio, Jon Faddis, Claudio Roditi, Johnny Bassett, Greg Abate, Walt Weiskopf, Phil Woods, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Randy Johnson Live

Randy Johnson Live

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Join us on select Friday's during the summer months as Randy Johnson performs live at Sandy Point Beach House! 

Johnson is a singer & songwriter from West Michigan and has been entertaining from across the country for over 40 years. He's opened for majors acts, including The Dirt Band, Rare Earth, Roy Orbison, Kansas, Grass Roots, Greg Allman, and Thom Bresh.

If you like a mix of classic rock and lakeshore favorites, stop in and join the party!

Hope College Jazz Student Jam

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For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's Students are artists with countless accolades.

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Hope College Jazz Faculty

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For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's faculty are world-class teachers, scholars, and artists with countless accolades.

This week, Sandy Point Beach House will be welcoming Nate Roberts on guitar, Charlie Hoats on bass, and Tom Lockwood on sax and flute.

Jazz Thursday: My Thin Place

Jazz Thursday: My Thin Place

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Join us twice a month for Jazz Thursdays! There's no better place on the lakeshore to listen to jazz music.

The music of My Thin Place ranges from Jazz Standards out of the American songbook to more open jazz styles that leave room for improvisation and color. They are a Jazz Consort, performing both original works and covering the music of other artists. 

The name My Thin Place is a term from long ago when people believed there were special places on Earth where Heaven and Earth were closer together. They were termed ‘Thin Places’ and were where angels descended from Heaven; one felt closest to the creator here. The band took on the term as their name because, for them, playing jazz takes them to a place - a frame of mind - where they are filled with joy, and all earthly problems fade away for a while. For this reason, playing jazz is their ‘thin place’.

Steve Talaga Trio

Steve Talaga Trio

For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's faculty are world-class teachers, scholars, and artists with countless accolades.

This week, Sandy Point Beach House will be welcoming Tom Lockwood on bass, Jeff Shoup on drums, and Steve Talaga on piano.

Pianist, composer and arranger Steve Talaga has been performing professionally for more than 40 years. He was chosen as the West Michigan Jazz Society's 2008 Jazz Musician of the Year, and has released eight compact discs under his own name. Most of his CDs are available on iTunes and at www.cdbaby.com.
     Talaga is also co-leader of "Mind's Eye," a jazz quartet which has performed at many venues and jazz festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival in Michigan.
     Talaga is also pianist for many other small and large jazz ensembles and is featured on recordings with several of them. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Kenny Wheeler, Terry Lynne Carrington, Wes Anderson, Marcus Printup, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Adam Nussbaum, Wycliffe Gordon, Ric Margitza, Bobby Shew, Maria Schneider, Marvin Stamm, Denis DiBlazio, Jon Faddis, Claudio Roditi, Johnny Bassett, Greg Abate, Walt Weiskopf, Phil Woods, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Jazz Thursday: Checkers Morton

Jazz Thursday: Checkers Morton

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If you come to hear Checkers Morton you may be a different person when you leave. What you will hear is a band of friends who have played together under this moniker for 40 years. You will hear music from the heart and soul - inspired by the flow of energy that originates at our Source. Original compositions by all of the members of the band, ranging from Dan's light hearted 'Padge' to Gus' deeply inspiring 'Little Raga'. You will hear this amazing music performed on wood, reeds, brass, ivory and primal drums. Checkers Morton is Dave Collee on bass, Gus VanStee on keys, Jim Beegle on trumpet, flueglehorn, congas and flute, Dan Giacobassi on saxes, flute and shakuhachi and Steve Harris on the drums.

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's faculty are world-class teachers, scholars, and artists with countless accolades.

This week, Sandy Point Beach House will be welcoming Nate Roberts on guitar, Charlie Hoats on bass, and Tom Lockwood on sax and flute.

Jazz Thursday: My Thin Place

Jazz Thursday: My Thin Place

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Join us twice a month for Jazz Thursdays! There's no better place on the lakeshore to listen to jazz music.

The music of My Thin Place ranges from Jazz Standards out of the American songbook to more open jazz styles that leave room for improvisation and color. They are a Jazz Consort, performing both original works and covering the music of other artists. 

The name My Thin Place is a term from long ago when people believed there were special places on Earth where Heaven and Earth were closer together. They were termed ‘Thin Places’ and were where angels descended from Heaven; one felt closest to the creator here. The band took on the term as their name because, for them, playing jazz takes them to a place - a frame of mind - where they are filled with joy, and all earthly problems fade away for a while. For this reason, playing jazz is their ‘thin place’.

Steve Talaga Trio

Steve Talaga Trio

For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's faculty are world-class teachers, scholars, and artists with countless accolades.

This week, Sandy Point Beach House will be welcoming Tom Lockwood on bass, Jeff Shoup on drums, and Steve Talaga on piano.

Pianist, composer and arranger Steve Talaga has been performing professionally for more than 40 years. He was chosen as the West Michigan Jazz Society's 2008 Jazz Musician of the Year, and has released eight compact discs under his own name. Most of his CDs are available on iTunes and at www.cdbaby.com.
     Talaga is also co-leader of "Mind's Eye," a jazz quartet which has performed at many venues and jazz festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival in Michigan.
     Talaga is also pianist for many other small and large jazz ensembles and is featured on recordings with several of them. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Kenny Wheeler, Terry Lynne Carrington, Wes Anderson, Marcus Printup, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Adam Nussbaum, Wycliffe Gordon, Ric Margitza, Bobby Shew, Maria Schneider, Marvin Stamm, Denis DiBlazio, Jon Faddis, Claudio Roditi, Johnny Bassett, Greg Abate, Walt Weiskopf, Phil Woods, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Jazz Thursday: Checkers Morton

Jazz Thursday: Checkers Morton

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

If you come to hear Checkers Morton you may be a different person when you leave. What you will hear is a band of friends who have played together under this moniker for 40 years. You will hear music from the heart and soul - inspired by the flow of energy that originates at our Source. Original compositions by all of the members of the band, ranging from Dan's light hearted 'Padge' to Gus' deeply inspiring 'Little Raga'. You will hear this amazing music performed on wood, reeds, brass, ivory and primal drums. Checkers Morton is Dave Collee on bass, Gus VanStee on keys, Jim Beegle on trumpet, flueglehorn, congas and flute, Dan Giacobassi on saxes, flute and shakuhachi and Steve Harris on the drums.

Hope College Jazz Student Jam

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For those that love our Jazz Thursday's, we are excited to be adding various Jazz Trio's from Hope College's music department to our event calendar.

Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College's Students are artists with countless accolades.