Lazaro Vega

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  • Birthday 04/30/1960

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  • Location Spring Lake, MI

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  1. Sunday, March 31st at 3 p.m. Chicago saxophonist and bass clarinetist Geof Bradfield returns to The Underground Series with his “Yes and…music for nine improvisers” featuring a roll call of top Chicago and New York jazz musicians in a new multi-movement work which Howard Reich described in the Chicago Tribune as “…music [that] finds continuity in the tonal glow of the ensemble playing, the subtlety of instrumental voicing, and the harmonic sophistication of everything these musicians have to offer.” The Chicago composer/woodwind virtuoso/bandleader Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…Music For Nine Improvisers” features Nick Mazzarella: alto saxophone; Western Michigan University graduate John Wojciechowski: flutes and tenor saxophone; Russ Johnson and Tito Carrillo: trumpets; Joel Adams: trombone; Clark Sommers: bass; Scott Hesse: guitar and the great Dana Hall: drums, cymbals, and percussion. See for their recording. For tickets to the Underground Concert Series presented by Adventure Music at LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, see For directions to the venue (616) 451 – 9820. LaFontsee Galleries are wheelchair accessible.
  3. For the 96th anniversary of Dexter Gordon’s birth his widow, Maxine Gordon, gave a reading and discussion of her new book “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon” at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Blue Lake Public Radio celebrated by featuring the innovative tenor saxophonist’s recordings in the first part of the hour on Jazz From Blue Lake with Lazaro Vega, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. last night. You can find that program under Daily Shows then click Jazz From Blue Lake here:
  4. Today is the 50th anniversary of the session for The Creator Has A Master Plan.
  5. Underground Concert Series in Grand Rapids 10-28

    Sunday, February 24th at 3 p.m. the renowned jazz musician and multi-genre drummer GayeLynn McKinney of Detroit brings her family’s legacy of music education to Grand Rapids behind the release of her new album “McKinFolk, The New Begining” (Detroit Music Factory). Aretha Franklin’s drummer since 2016, and leader of the Grammy nominated all female jazz group Straight Ahead, McKinney is the daughter of renowned jazz educator and pianist Harold McKinney. This Grand Rapids area concert follows saxophonist Dave McMurray’s 2018 debut album on the fabled Blue Note Record label, as well as Gayelynn McKinney’s new album featuring Geri Allen and James Carter. For Black History Month this concert includes a band with first call Detroit jazz musicians Allen Dennard on trumpet, Ibrahim Jones on bass and Gerrard Gibbs on piano. For tickets to the Underground Concert Series presented by Adventure Music at LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, see For directions to the venue (616) 451 – 9820. LaFontsee Galleries are wheelchair accessible. Blue Lake Public Radio's conversation with GayeLynn McKinney is now available under "Interviews" from And check out this article/review on Dave McMurray.
  6. And for classical music every day,
  7. Jazz From Blue Lake

    This program is now found under "Studio Performances" at
  8. Jazz From Blue Lake

    Coming up Saturday morning on Blue Lake Public Radio the Travis Swanson Trio with Aiden Cafferty on bass and Jonathan Taylor on drums. Here's a taste: Hope you'll join us on 88.9 or 90.3 FM, streaming live from for the rest of the hour.
  9. Looking for jazz radio stations 2018

    Blue Lake is now on Radio Garden:
  10. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Wadada Leo Smith Rosa Parks: Pure Love
  11. Looking for jazz radio stations 2018

    Thank you John and David. We tell our smart speaker to play Blue Lake Public Radio. Or app. Or pre-set. Jazz From Blue Lake airs Monday through Thursday 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., and Friday from 10 p.m. to noon the following Saturday morning (eastern time zone); then from midnight Sunday to 7 a.m. Sunday morning and again Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Those are the blocks. If you want to stream an mp3 of "Jazz From Blue Lake," each hour of the previous night's show is found under "Daily Shows" at The live material John speaks of, including recent in studio performances by John Lindberg with Teiku, and Josh Berman with The Bridge, and the young saxophonist Peter Formanek, a recent graduate from the University of Michigan school of music, with Teiku as well as a compelling duet performance with pianist Josh Harlow, are also found at the on-demand page under "Studio Performances." Lots of links there. Jazz From Blue Lake streams live nightly starting at 10 p.m. eastern from Night watch.
  12. How do you say Simon Nabatov?

    Bob and Ray!
  13. Bought the box set and am digging in.
  14. Out on Blue Lake

    Me, too. Maybe you can check it on line? Great to have Josh in the studio.