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!


2022

  • Sat
    08
    Jan
    2022

    MF Trio

    7:30pm

    GR Noir
    Grand Rapids, MI

    A new home for wine and jazz in Grand Rapids. Make a reservation and come listen! Limited seating.

  • Sun
    16
    Jan
    2022

    with Fred Knapp Trio

    11am-2pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Fri
    28
    Jan
    2022

    Nathan Borton CD Release Show

    7:30-9:30

    GRNoir Wine and Jazz
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Celebrating the release of Nathan Borton’s new CD “Each Step”

  • Fri
    11
    Feb
    2022

    Fred Knapp Group

    Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
    Ludington, MI

    Fred Knapp – drums
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Michael Dease – trombone
    Randy Napolean – guitar

  • Sun
    13
    Feb
    2022

    with Fred Knapp Trio

    11am-2pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Thu
    24
    Feb
    2022
    Sun
    27
    Feb
    2022

    with Curtis Stigers

    Ronnie Scotts
    London, UK

    Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers – vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    John “Scrapper” Sneider – trumpet
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Paul Wells – drums

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2022

    with Emily Braden

    7:30 & 9:30pm

    Winters Jazz Club
    Chicago, IL

    Emily BradenEmily Braden – vocals
    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Sims – bass
    Gregory Artry – drums

    Emily is just amazing and I am SUPER-stoked for this gig. She will blow you away with the power and soulfulness of her voice. If you’re in the Chicago area please don’t miss this.

     

     

  • Thu
    17
    Mar
    2022

    with Keith Hall Trio

    5-7:30

    WL Social House
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Matthew Fries – electric piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Fri
    18
    Mar
    2022

    with Michael Reed Trio

    7:30pm

    GR Noir
    Grand Rapids, MI

    A new home for wine and jazz in Grand Rapids. Make a reservation and come listen! Limited seating.

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2022

    with Steve Wilson Quartet

    7:30pm

    Jazz in the Crawlspace
    Crawlspace Theatre
    315 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Join us in the Crawlspace Theater for a jazz-club style night of music with alto saxophonist Steve Wilson.

    Steve Wilson – sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022

    with Andrew Rathbun Quartet

    Cliff Bells
    Detroit, MI

    Andrew RathbunCool speakeasy-style spot for live music in downtown Detroit. 

    Andrew Rathbun – sax
    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2022

    MF Trio at GR Noir

    7:30pm

    GR Noir
    Grand Rapids, MI

    A new home for wine and jazz in Grand Rapids. Make a reservation and come listen! Limited seating.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Rob Hartman – bass
    Fred Knapp – drums

  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2022

    MF Trio

    11am-2pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

    with Rob Hartman (bass) and Ethan Bouwsma (drums)

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2022

    with Janis Siegel

    7pm

    Blue Llama
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Janis Siegel – vocals
    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022

    with Janis Siegel

    7:30pm

    Jazz in the Crawlspace
    Crawlspace Theatre
    315 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Jazz in the Crawlspace series returns for a jazz-club style night of music with vocalist Janis Siegel.

    JANIS SIEGEL – vocals
    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

    This concert WILL sell out so get your tickets early. Limited seating.

  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2022

    with Curtis Stigers

    Jimmy's Jazz and Blues Club
    Portsmouth, NH

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

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2022

    with Curtis Stigers supporting Van Morrison

    7pm

    Alpharetta, GA

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

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2022

    with Curtis Stigers

    Musical Instrument Museum
    Phoenix, AZ

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

  • Mon
    09
    May
    2022

    TRI-FI at Gilmore Piano Festival

    noon

    Gilmore International Piano Festival
    Kool Family Community Center
    Battle Creek, MI

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

     

  • Wed
    11
    May
    2022

    TRI-FI at Gilmore Piano Festival

    noon

    Gilmore International Piano Festival
    Civic Theatre
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

    Live AND streaming online

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2022
    Wed
    25
    May
    2022

    with Curtis Stigers

    5/18  Jazz TX - San Antonio
    5/19  Parker Jazz Club - Austin
    5/20-21  Dakota - Minneapolis, MN
    5/23  Boise, ID
    5/24-25 Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA

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

  • Sun
    29
    May
    2022

    with Fred Knapp Trio

    11am-2pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

    A little local jazz brunch fun!

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2022
    Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022

    Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

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