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The Jazz and Creative Institute is proud to present an intimate performance series featuring both emerging and established artists, titled JCI Presents. Our listening room environment provides attentive audiences for visiting/touring artists and the Kalamazoo area's own thriving jazz artists. Performances are the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7pm (75 min show).



We showcase those who offer a unique artistic concert experience suitable for a listening room. Artists who would like to present a 75 minute show aimed at connecting both musically and emotionally with audience members are welcome to apply. Specifically, we partner with two types of artists for JCI Presents: 1) regional, emerging jazz artists, and 2) regional or touring established jazz artists. All artists must agree to actively communicate prior to the performance, promote their performance to our region, and exude professionalism on all levels. 



JCI Presents is curated by our 9 faculty members at the Jazz and Creative Institute via the application form. Our faculty are performing jazz artists who represent a wide range of musical backgrounds and interests in the jazz world.  We'll review your submission with regard to the following criteria:

  • Musicianship

  • Individual Voice

  • Presentation/Audience Connection

  • Musical Accessibility

  • Professionalism

  • Social Media Presence

JCI Presents is a free concert series presented to the community with suggested donations. Artist fees are 100% of audience donations and merchandise sales only. JCI assists with local promotion.