Enjoy an Evening of Jazz at The Alluvion

The new Traverse City performance space celebrates its long-awaited opening in early March.
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Rendering courtesy of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Celebrating its long-awaited opening, The Alluvion will host local jazz favorite Jeff Haas and some of his musically inclined friends. The 150-seat performance space will open its doors on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

With complimentary wine from Chateau Chantal and a dinner buffet from Edson Farms, this evening will be set to the tune of some of Michigan’s finest jazz musicians.

As a partner in the development, which is being crowdfunded, Jeff Hass will perform alongside the Jeff Haas Trio. Special guests Rob Smith and the 17-piece Northwestern Michigan College Jazz Big Band directed by Joshua L. Wagner will also take the stage.

A professor of jazz at Central Michigan University, acclaimed musician Rob Smith graduated from the University of North Texas with a masters in the trumpet and saxophone. A former member of the famous David Baker Jazz Ensemble, Smith has toured with jazz legends like Randy Becker, Rufus Reid, and Joe Morello.

The NMC Jazz Big Band is directed by another former member of the David Barker Jazz Ensemble, Joshua L. Wagner, who holds a masters in jazz studies and trumpet from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The band will be performing favorites like Mingus’s “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” and Thad Jones’s “Big Dipper.”

Doors to the event open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start. Admission is a suggested $20 donation at the door to benefit the development. Early arrival is encouraged due to limited seating. Free parking is available across the street at The Box or at the Governmental Center on Boardman Ave.

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