The Rogue River Jazz Band is one toe-tappin’, crowd pleasin’, high energy Dixieland band that combines world class musical artistry with good “old school” professional showmanship. After a two hour Music In The Park performance followed by a rousing standing ovation, the audience left smiling and wanting more. From a promoters perspective, it just can’t get any better then that.
– Lou Lincoln ~ Quiet Faith Production
I’ve had the opportunity of working with the River Rogues Jazz Band in the past, and most recently, in conjunction with the Transplant Games of America, held in Grand Rapids in July of 2012. As the producer hired to create and direct both the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the multi-day, Olympic style event, I needed an upbeat, ‘fun’ way to bring together 2000 attendees into DeVos Performance Hall. It was the culmination of a hard-fought weekend and we needed a lively and explosive ‘finale event’ to close the games. I immediately thought of the River Rogues and they didn’t disappoint! The audience loved them as evidenced by the enthusiastic comments received by my staff that night. More importantly, my clients were extremely pleased I had made the connection and booked the ‘Rogues’. When the need arises for a ‘spirited’ musical presentation in the future, my first call will be to Jim Everhart and the River Rogues Jazz Band!
David Mix ~ Meeting Concepts and Design
I gladly would pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. If it’s Tuesday, this must be Belgium. Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you? Poor Tuesday. Popular culture is littered with dismissive references to this overlooked day of the week. The most bracing rock songs are reserved for truly hip days such as Friday and Saturday. Shoot, even Monday (The Bangles’ “Manic Monday,” The Boomtown Rats’ “I Don’t Like Mondays”) gets higher billing as the dreaded opener to the work week.
Jim Everhart and the River Rogues Jazz Band changed all that at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Last week, they turned Tuesday into a destination day, a trophy-worthy night, the week’s MVP. The River Rogues brought in more than 700 people to the fabulous amphitheater on a gorgeous hot-Dixie evening……. The Dixieland Jazz strains of the veteran River Rogues Jazz Band had people on their feet and roaring with approval.
John Sinkevics ~ The Grand Rapids Press
The River Rogues Dixieland Jazz Band brings the sound of “The Big Easy” to Lakeview’s Music-in-the-Park series on July 25. This high energy, 7piece all-star band has played in venues and festivals throughout the state and is sure to offer up a crowd pleasing rendition of the music that made New Orleans famous.
The Lakeview Enterprise