Concerts, parties, dances, festivals, receptions, celebrations of all kinds!

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Recent sound samples from the OJE from 2019 to the end of 2022:


It’s Just Talk

25 or 6 to 4

Where or When

Never been in Love Before

A Beautiful Friendship

El Abrazzo

Good News

The OJE has enjoyed an active musical presence in Southwest Michigan for well over 30 years. The band consists of 17 talented West Michigan musicians, from all walks of life, who share their love of jazz and big band music. 

Otsego Jazz Ensemble playing a wedding gig at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, West Michigan

We rehearse regularly, and we perform when opportunities arise.  We feature professional musicians, music educators, and several accomplished soloists.

Although we haven’t yet been invited to Carnegie Hall, we have played all kinds of events:  wedding receptions, corporate parties, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and a one Bar Mitzvah!  We especially love playing community concerts and festivals.  Past venues include:

  • Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Fest
  • Tulip Time Festival
  • Kalamazoo Blues Festival
  • Hastings Jazz Festival
  • Grand Haven Riverside Stadium
  • South Haven Jazz Festival

We’ve performed community concerts in Plainwell, Allegan, Wayland, Holland, Kalamazoo, Otsego, South Haven, Mattawan, Dowagiac, and Portage to name a few places.

Otsego Jazz Ensemble playing for a ballroom dance at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo

Our repertoire includes classic dance-band swing, Latin rhythms, ballads, contemporary pop, jazz, and blues.  We rehearse and perform from our library of nearly 800 titles, and we are eager to tailor a show for your event!

Contact the OJE
OJE Event Calendar
OJE Music Library and live recordings