2022 JAMM Tribute Concert Honors Terry Terry

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Announcing the 13th Annual JAMM Tribute Honoring Terry Terry

Saturday, April 23, 2022
4-8 pm Urban Beat, Old Town, Lansing

Tickets: 100 tickets at $50 per person will be available April 1st.

Terry earned this honor from JAMM because he has “made a significant contribution to jazz in Mid-Michigan” by founding and sponsoring the annual August Michigan (Lansing ) JazzFest for almost 3 decades and hosting live jazz at MICA Gallery and Urban Beat, and, especially for tirelessly promoting area jazz musicians—young and old.

JAMM is thrilled to have Terry Terry as our 2022 JAMM Honoree.

Doors open at 4:00 on 4/23
Featuring music by the JAMM Scholarship Band and Planet D Nonet

Food and Drinks available for purchase. Questions? Email jammpayments@gmail.com

What to expect at the live 2022 JAMM Tribute to Terry Terry
Fun** smiles** hugs** peace** love** live jazz
Reconnection with jazz lovers from across Mid Michigan
Live music from the JAMM Scholarship Band featuring our newest scholarship recipient
Speakers from our community
A dance party featuring Planet D Nonet
Fun** smiles** hugs** peace** love** live jazz
Live painting by this year’s poster artist Julian Van Dyke
Cash bar
Food available for purchase
Fun** smiles** hugs** peace** love** live jazz
Opportunities to support JAMM’s programs

12th Annual JAMM TRIBUTE

Honoring Jim Alfredson for his Significant Contribution to Jazz in Mid-Michigan Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:00-5:00pm EST LiveStream at facebook.com/jazzjamm. Donations for the JAMM Tribute can be made at www.jazzjamm.org NOW and during the LiveStream(proceeds will benefit the Joy G. and Robert Brown, Jr. JAMM Musician Relief Fund)
Stop by JAMM Headquarters to sign Jim’s poster Thurs Nov 5 Noon-6pm, Fri Nov 6 Noon-6pm, Sat Nov 7 Noon-3pm, 1267 Lakeside Drive, East Lansing. The poster will be in the garage to ensure a contact-free process. Questions? Email jammprez@gmail.com

Member and Donor Responses Tremendous!

Voting ends at midnight July 30. Input and replies from members and donors has been truly wonderful and exciting. As of the 29th, we literally have no idea who the choice will be.

How cool is that? It’s an indication of the vast range of knowledge among our members, and a great appreciation for the jazz community all around them.

The winner will be announced live at the JAMM Scholarship Group’s
Lansing Jazz Festival performance on Saturday, Aug. 4th at 4:30.
See full schedule and details at link above.
One last time, these are the finalists:

Gary Allen-nominated for his contributions to jazz, his mastery of guitar and for the lives he’s influenced. Through the love of his art, and his affable, inclusive personality, Gary is generous with his music and his encouragement. He is a seasoned master jazz musician and a good friend to many. A Founding Member of JAMM, he has been a Stockbridge, MI resident for the past several years, Gary has played all over the country and in Europe in bands big and small, and has rubbed shoulders or played with such jazz masters as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Paul Gonsalves, Ira Sullivan, David Sanborn and more. For a series he created at the Stockbridge Public Library, where residents appreciate him very much, Gary has discussed episodes of his own life in music as well as selected aspects, eras and artists of jazz and blues. A portion of every session has been devoted to Gary playing a few tunes for an appreciative audience on his 1952 Gibson electric guitar.

Jeff Shoup-nominated for founding the series, “Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty’s Pub” and his weekly stewardship of stellar jazz musicians featured each week. Besides being an MSU Jazz Studies graduate and a great jazz drummer, Jeff has spent countless hours supporting JAMM by working with the Board to host the JAMM Member Mixer on the Second Tuesday in January, organizing the 2013 JAMM Tribute Honoree Concert for his mentor and teacher Randy Gelispie, and, as artistic director of Lansing JazzFest, making sure that the JAMM Scholarship Band and the current JAMM Tribute Honoree get a gig each year.

Mike Stratton-nominated for his extraordinary support of the jazz community in Mid-Michigan and beyond. A Founding Member of JAMM, Mike has given of his time emceeing at jazz festivals for many years. He has been educating audiences on radio, a voluntary role, on LCC Radio for 21-plus years on a weekly basis on LCC Radio, with his Vinyl Side of Midnight program. Live on Sunday nights, the show has a vast listenership in mid-Michigan and beyond. Thanks to the Internet and the rebroadcast of his show on Taintradio.org., Mike gives exposure to countless mid-Michigan musicians through interviews on his show and playing of their music. He’s a lifelong student of jazz, always aware of who has a new CD or is doing something groundbreaking. The love and knowledge of jazz history in Mike’s heart and mind are almost enviable!

Thank you very much to all of you who submitted nominations for the 2019 JAMM Tribute Honoree. As a result of a blind, weighted vote, the current JAMM Board and Past JAMM Tribute Honorees have whittled that list of names sent in down to these three deserving individuals:

Gary Allen, Jeff Shoup, and Mike Stratton
Congratulations to all three of you!


If you are a 2018 JAMM Member or Donor, you will be receiving an email shortly to vote for your top choice to be 2019’s JAMM Tribute Honoree. The celebration will be held in November. Details forthcoming.

If you are not sure you are a paid and up-to-date member, email jazzjamm2018@gmail.com to find out. To become a member or to renew a past membership, visit www.jazzjamm.org. Simple, easy process.