Performance Calendar

I do my best to keep this calendar updated with all the current happenings. You can also join my mailing list to receive an occasional announcement about new recordings, performances and other music-related news. Hope to see you at a show!

2020

  • Tue
    07
    Jan
    2020
    Fri
    10
    Jan
    2020

    Jazz Educators Convention

    New Orleans, LA

    I’ll be bringing a group of WMU students to New Orleans to perform at the Jazz Educators Convention. Hope to see some folks there!

  • Wed
    15
    Jan
    2020

    with Fred Napp Trio

    6-9pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2020

    with John Wojciechowski Quartet

    7pm

    The Union Cabaret & Grille
    Kalamazoo, MI

    John Wojciechowski – sax
    Matthew Fries – electric piano
    Andy Peck – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Fri
    17
    Jan
    2020

    John Wojciechowski Quartet

    7:30-10pm

    The Listening Room
    123 Ionia
    Grand Rapids
    Michigan 49503

    John Wojciechowski – sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Rob Hartman – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

    Playing a mixture of originals and standards.

    Get tickets

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    Western Jazz Collective

    7-10pm

    Union Cabaret
    Kalamazoo, MI

    The jazz faculty ensemble at Western Michigan University.

    Scott Cowan (trumpet), Andrew Rathbun (sax), Greg Jasperse (voice), Matthew Fries (piano), Matt Landon (guitar), John Hébert (bass) & Keith Hall (drums)

  • Tue
    04
    Feb
    2020
    Fri
    07
    Feb
    2020

    Kanola Band Tour

    Midwest Tour
    www.benjedaneman.com/kanola

    February 4, 2020 – Kanola Band Midwest Tour – Purdue University (Ft. Wayne) Music Residence (Fort Wayne, IN) – Info Here
    February 5, 2020 – Kanola Band Midwest Tour – Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, MI) – Info Here
    February 6, 2020 – Kanola Band Midwest Tour – St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI) – Info Here
    February 7, 2020 – Kanola Band LIVE RECORDING SESSION @ Jazz & Creative Institute (Kalamazoo, MI) – Tickets Here

  • Tue
    11
    Feb
    2020

    with Keith Hall & Andrew Rathbun

    7:30-9:30

    O'Duffy's Pub
    Kalamazoo, MI

    A casual night of music at my local watering hole.

    Andrew Rathbun – saxophone
    Keith Hall – drum stuff
    Matthew Fries – electric piano

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020
    Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    with Curtis Stigers

    Aspen, CO

    Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers – vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Paul Wells – drums

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020

    with Curtis Stigers

    Egyptian Theatre
    Boise, ID

    Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers – vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Paul Wells – drums

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020

    with Fred Napp Trio

    6-9pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020

    with Curtis Stigers

    Minneapolis, MN

    Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers – vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Paul Wells – drums

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    with Curtis Stigers

    Evanston, IL

    Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers – vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Paul Wells – drums

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020

    with Curtis Stigers

    3/11 - San Antonio, TX
    3/12 - Austin, TX

    Curtis StigersVisit curtisstigers.com for more info

    Curtis Stigers – vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Paul Wells – drums

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2020

    with Kaz & Josiah Trio

    7:30-9:30

    O'Duffy's Pub
    Kalamazoo, MI

    A casual night of music at my local watering hole.

    Kazuki Takemura – bass
    Josiah DeNooyer
    – drums

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