Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete proudly presented by Michigan Plumbing will bring together a celebrated list of local, regional, national and internationally acclaimed cross-genre jazz musicians. Styles supported will range from smooth, contemporary, modern, pop and R&B. The Armory Smooth Jazz Fete is produced by Lansing-based international recording artist and saxophonist Phil Denny.
When will the Inaugural Armory Smooth Jazz Fete be held? The one day ticketed Fete will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1pm until 9pm and consist of six featured performers.
Where will Phil Denny’s Armory Jazz Festival be held? The Fete will be held at the historic Armory located at 330 Marshall Street in Lansing, MI. Armory Smooth Jazz Fete aims to celebrate the properties rich heritage of community related events and activities which has not been done at this level in several years. From 1924 to 2005, the Marshall Street Armory was home to the 119th Field Artillery of the Michigan National Guard. In addition, throughout its nearly 90 years of service to the Lansing community, the Armory has hosted a variety of events, including the training sessions of the National Guard, dances, weddings, circuses, boxing matches, WWII rallies, and St. Patrick’s Day parties. Five years after lapsing into disuse, the Gillespie Group purchased the building in 2010. The fully restored Armory is now home to the Gillespie Group’s corporate headquarters as well as a host of non-profit organizations including the Capital Area United Way which we’re excited to have on board as a supportive and receiving partner.
Why Support Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete? First of its kind! That’s right, an independent, artist-produced and Lansing-based smooth jazz fete labeled as new and hip which will offer great outdoor, centrally located entertainment in a burgeoning Eastside community. Your attendance aides in bridging the Lansing/East Lansing corridor while further branding a diverse, cultural and arts-based city stemming various local economic benefits. We expect the inaugural Armory Smooth Jazz Fete to draw upwards of 1000 festival goers and music followers of all adult ages from across the state and bordering states in its first year.
Who is the Audience for Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete? The Fete is for everyone who loves and appreciates live music! We expect a broad and diverse demographic of persons of all adult ages and nationalities. A great cross-section for our Lansing community.
* Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fete is an 18 years of age and up event!