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West Ottawa HS Jazz Band Guest Artist Concert

West Ottawa HS Jazz Band Guest Artist Concert with Trumpeter Max Colley, III May 17

West Ottawa High School’s award-winning Jazz Bands will be in concert with Guest Artist Max Colley, III on Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm at the West Ottawa Performing Arts Center – 1024 136th Avenue.  Seating for the performance is General Admission, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (Students $5).

Colley, a West Michigan native, has performed for 3 presidents and internationally acclaimed musicians including: Louis Bellson, John Pattitucci, Jon Faddis, Bobby Shew, Frank Mantooth, Maria Schneider, Wess Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Belgrave, Robin Eubanks, Marcus Printup, Todd Williams, Rodney Whitaker, Aaron Diehl, Sean Jones, Randy Brecker, Xavier and Quincy Davis, and Phil Woods. Max released a CD under his own name in 2010 entitled “My Father’s World” featuring some of today’s greatest talent. In 2016, Max released “Jubilee” which includes NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, Jon Faddis, and many other jazz luminaries.  Mr. Colley will put on clinics with the West Ottawa High School jazz students throughout the day prior to the evening concert.

Max Colley III Photo

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