Around Town

Michigan Jazz Festival Spring Fundraiser

March 26 was a cold, snowy afternoon —not very spring-like. Supporters of the Michigan Jazz Festival were undaunted. They were at Schoolcraft College attending MJF’s annual Spring Fundraiser, celebrating the return of live music, providing financial support for the annual July Festival, and enjoying Schoolcraft’s delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Entertainment was provided Scott Gwinnell’s swinging Jazz Orchestra, preceded by a polished performance by the Troy High School Jazz Ensemble.

TOP: The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

ABOVE: Band leader Scott Gwinnell at the piano;
featured vocalist Emma Aboukasm;
tenor saxophonist Janelle Reichman

BELOW: The Troy High School Jazz Band, directed by Brian Nutting;
drummer Jeff Trudell sitting in with the Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

photographs by Jeff Dunn