Fall Jazz Night concert will benefit scholarship



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications



Nov. 19, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College musicians will explore the world of jazz in concert Nov. 19 during Fall Jazz Night, proceeds of which will benefit the Duane Shields Davis Vocal Jazz Scholarship.

Performing will be the GRCC Jazz Orchestra, directed by GRCC professor Michael Gillan and Robert Engelsman; the GRCC Jazz Combo, directed by Engelsman; and the Shades of Blue and the Shades of Blue Combo, both directed by Robin Connell.

“We look forward to showcasing jazz in all its forms — and the talents of our GRCC students,” said Gillan, GRCC’s director of bands.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Raider Grille, which is on the second floor of GRCC's Student Center at 122 Lyon St. NE. A $5 donation is suggested. For details, click here.

Duane Davis was a full-time music educator at GRCC for 39 years. GRCC’s music department and alumnus Fred Knapp created the Duane Shields Davis Vocal Jazz Scholarship, which goes to a voice music major who is member of Shades of Blue and the College Choir.

GRCC encourages the entire community to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate a need for an accommodation, or have questions about accessibility, please call Disability Support Services at (616) 234-4140 in advance of your visit or program participation.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.