Welcome to Season IV of the Gallery Suite Jazz Series. |
Since its inception in 2012, the Gallery Suite Jazz Series has been host to thirty six consecutive sold out showcases featuring a celebrated list of regional, national and international artists. Now in its forth season, the series continues its tradition of offering some of the best entertainment in downtown Lansing performed by notable artists in various styles of the jazz idiom.
The Gallery Suite Jazz Series is hosted by International recording artist and saxophonist Phil Denny and takes place in downtown Lansing's most unique and intimate artist-owned studio spaces. This hip, urban, raw venue with open wood ceilings, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls creates the ideal backdrop for you and your guests to experience a night of lively entertainment with an emphasis on diversion though pure musical artistry. With a limited seating capacity, those present will feel as though the music is being performed just for them.
This month's featured artist is world renowned drummer Ron Otis. This month's showcase will also double as a CD Release party.
Ron Otis is one of the most established sidemen in contemporary American jazz. The Detroit-based drummer is known for his versatility, improvisation and impeccable timing -- incorporating syncopated rhythms and funky accenting. Mr. Otis toured with guitarist Earl Klugh and Grammy award-winning pianist Bob James for over a decade and usually plays alongside bassist Al Turner. He can also be seen currently touring with famed R&B artist KEM. His first solo album, aptly titled "Up Front," focuses the spotlight on Otis' compositional and arrangement skills. The instrumental full-length CD is playfully melodic and quite daring for a debut CD. Call it contemporary, nu or smooth, this is modern jazz in its purest form; all chops, few frills and no lead vocals.
Preview Ron Otis' music on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ron-otis/id31222569
Learn more about Ron Otis online at http://www.ronotis.net.
THIS IS A RESERVED SEATING, PRE-SALE ONLY EVENT!
The gallery suite doors will open at 7:00pm. Guests are welcome and encouraged to stroll the gallery floors prior to the show to view the artwork, decorative textures, custom finishes, exclusive furnishings and more.
The music showcase will begin at 8:00pm. Estimated showtime is 90-100 minutes. Entry to the gallery suite is located in the back of the gallery (south) just off Museum Drive.
CASH BAR AVAILABLE! The cash bar (beer & wine) is provided by Midtown Brewing Co. Michigan craft beer and select world wines will be featured.
*New* $5 small plate option also available for cash purchase for those who are tempted by good eats. Selection changes monthly and will be announced in advance of the show in your welcome email.
Join us at The Exchange in the loft area for an After Glow immediately following the show. GSJS attendees may take advantage of food and drink specials, conversation and dance.
Artist(s) merchandise will be available for purchase following the show. Cash preferred, credit cards accepted.
Special thanks to the La Fille Gallery, Michigan Plumbing, the Entrepreneur Institute, Delux Tents & Events, Midtown Brewing Co. and The Exchange for supporting the Gallery Suite Jazz Series.
La Fille Gallery (View)
336 E Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|