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Jazz Night: Steve Talaga
October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 4 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring Steve Talaga! Pianist, composer and arranger Steve Talaga has been performing professionally for more than 40 years. He was chosen as the West Michigan Jazz Society’s 2008 Jazz Musician of the Year, and has released eight compact discs under his own name: “Mirage;” “Yin-Yang;” “Basement Alchemy” (which was chosen as best release of 2000 by Lazaro Vega at WBLV-FM); “Two Worlds;” “Contemplating the Heavens” (a companion to the poetry chapbook of the same title by Linda Nemec Foster); “Heartside Sketches” (featuring a suite commissioned by MAJIC of Grand Rapids) which won the WYCE-FM “Jammie” Award for Best Jazz Album of 2010; “The Shapeshifter,” which includes “Deadman’s Hill,” for which Talaga won third place in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition (jazz category); and, most recently, “June Balloon.” For more information call 231-894-5333.