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Armory Smooth Jazz Fête features: 1pm – Farnell Newton,  2:30pm – Phil Denny with special guest, vocalist Ashling Cole,  4pm – Michael Manson,  5:45pm – Marcus Anderson, 7:30pm – Peter White

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 1:00 pm

The Armory, 330 Marshall St, Lansing, Michigan 48912


See you August 12, 2017 for the inaugural Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fête featuring Phil Denny, Ashling Cole, Peter White, Michael Manson , Marcus Anderson and Farnell Newton.

Armory Smooth Jazz Fête 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. Armory Smooth Jazz Fete is produced by Lansing-based international recording artist and saxophonist Phil Denny.

Armory Smooth Jazz Fête will be held at the historic Armory located at 330 Marshall Street in Lansing, MI. Armory Smooth Jazz Fête 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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Will-Call/Box Office opens: Saturday 12:00pm
Gates open Saturday: 12:00pm

Fete commences: 1:00pm
Live music concludes: 9:00pm

Post-Fete Social: 9:00pm – 10:00pm

ARMORY (east lawn), 330 Marshall Street, Lansing, MI 48912

As part of his work toward a new album (Bridging the Gap) for the indie label FNMUSICWEB, Farnell Newton is putting together a series of nights of new music for a public audience. This new music will blend various musical styles connecting the music traditions of the past with the music of today. He will be recording each night’s session and making the live shows available for music lovers to enjoy online so that they may take the journey with him as he and his fellow musicians bridge the gaps between music, community, and social issues through their collaborations.

Featured artists in the Bridging the Gap series will include some of the Pacific NW’s young jazz stars: Greg Goebel on piano, Eric Gruber on bass, and Chris Brown on drums.

You can find more information about this event and many more at

Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant, 1435 NW Flanders, Portland, Oregon 97209

Farnell Newton  with Lin Rountree  plays the music of Freddie Hubbard

Wednesday, December 28 at 8:30pm

Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant, 1435 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97219
(503) 241-6514