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.

Easy Listening Friday's with Brian Hammond!

Easy Listening Friday's with Brian Hammond!

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Come join us on the patio for some live easy listening music while you dine and enjoy a cocktail to wind down your week.

Reggae Saturday's - Zion Lion

Reggae Saturday's - Zion Lion

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That’s right! Reggae Saturday’s are back for the Summer!

Reggae Saturday's - Zion Lion

Reggae Saturday's - Zion Lion

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

That’s right! Reggae Saturday’s are back for the Summer!

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Hope College Jazz Faculty

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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.

Easy Listening Friday's with Coty Bouchard

Easy Listening Friday's with Coty Bouchard

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Come join us on the patio for some live easy listening music while you dine and enjoy a cocktail to wind down your week.

Jazz Thursday: My Thin Place

Jazz Thursday: My Thin Place

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

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’.

Easy Listening Friday's with Brian Hammond!

Easy Listening Friday's with Brian Hammond!

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Come join us on the patio for some live easy listening music while you dine and enjoy a cocktail to wind down your week.

Steve Talaga Trio

Steve Talaga Trio

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.

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Brother and Sister, Brett and Alyssa, are indie musicians from the Mid-West COAST of Lake Michigan.

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

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.

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Brother and Sister, Brett and Alyssa, are indie musicians from the Mid-West COAST of Lake Michigan.

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’.

Easy Listening Friday's - Brandon Ward

Easy Listening Friday's - Brandon Ward

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Come join us on the patio for some live easy listening music while you dine and enjoy a cocktail to wind down your week.

Easy Listening with Coty Bouchard

Easy Listening with Coty Bouchard

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Come join us on the patio for some live easy listening music while you dine and enjoy a cocktail to wind down your week.

Steve Talaga Trio

Steve Talaga Trio

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.

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Brother and Sister, Brett and Alyssa, are indie musicians from the Mid-West COAST of Lake Michigan.

Live Music with Brandon Ward

Live Music with Brandon Ward

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

We welcome a local artist Brandon Ward to the lake shore! Brandon is a keyboardist and vocalist.

Easy Listening with Coty Bouchard

Easy Listening with Coty Bouchard

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Come join us on the patio for some live easy listening music while you dine and enjoy a cocktail to wind down your week.

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

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.

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Live music with UpCoast Kin

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

Brother and Sister, Brett and Alyssa, are indie musicians from the Mid-West COAST of Lake Michigan.

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

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.

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Hope College Jazz Faculty

Sandy Point Beach House (map)

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

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.