A note about the OJE 2020 season

The note is – there may not be one.  We will eventually return to normal practicing and gigs and our former music making mischief – but it will take time!   Feel free to reach out to the band anyway, especially if you are planning 2021 events.


Have a question about a particular event?  Contact the OJE. Some event info is also on our Facebook page as well as News from OJE Creative Director.

Senior Prom Dance at WMU

Cancelled due to Coronavirus:  Thursday, March 19, 2020, dancing from 7p – 10p.  Doors open 5p. Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University.


Concert at Otsego High School

Cancelled due to Coronavirus:  April 17, 2020, 7:30p to 9:15p in the cafe common area.


Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival

Cancelled due to Coronavirus: Saturday, April 25th, 2020 4p.  Thornapple Plaza, 301 E. State St, Hastings.  The OJE plays immediately after the Lake Effect Jazz Big Band.



Jazz Concert at First Presbyterian, Kalamazoo

Cancelled due to Coronavirus: Friday, May 1, 2020 6:30p (tentative time, check back for updates!)

This is the same night as the monthly Kalamazoo Art Hop. This concert will benefit the FPC Performing Arts Fund.


Plainwell Band Shell

Cancelled due to Coronavirus: Wed July 1, 2020 7pm check back for details on a possible concert date in the middle of July or later (potentially July 15 or July 22, both dates “penciled in”).