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TIJO will be on summer break - so come hear us this Tuesday! 

TIJO will be playing next Tuesday at the Watermark 920! Hope you can make it. We will be taking the summer off, but two other fine groups will fill in on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the Watermark 920: The Beer City Saxes, and (tentatively) the Starry Night Octet. Both groups have many members that also play with TIJO. Come out and see TIJO for the last time until this fall!

UKULELE in a big band?? 

Yes, you read that right... the TIJO Holiday Jazz event on Tuesday, December 18 at the Watermark 920, has a holiday piece that almost REQUIRES a ukulele. And better yet, the ukulele is doing a duet with the bass trombone! Trumpet man Greg Wells admitted that he owns and can play ukulele, so he was drafted to double on uke for that song. Our low-note slush-pump guy, Vince Browand, will cover the bass bone part. Come and see this unusual phenomenon (don't worry, it is only on ONE piece) ;-) next Tuesday!!

TIJO is the guest artist this Wednesday at the FCPA! 

News flash! The Truth In Jazz Orchestra will be performing as guest artists this Wednesday evening, October 24, 2019, at the beautiful Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon. Hosting the event is the Muskegon Community College Jazz and Wind Ensembles, who will perform during the first half. 

Oct. 24 – MCC Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble focus on the AH fest theme of “Truth” with guests Truth in Jazz Orchestra @ 7:30 p.m. 
Tickets: $8.00 Adults, $2.00 Student / Child 

Come hear your local BIG band in the BIGGEST theater in Muskegon! Hope to see you there!

A Lustrum at the Watermark 920! 

Wow! Hard to believe we have been playing a full LUSTRUM at the Watermark 920! They have been such great hosts, providing the space and bar, with Fatty Lumpkins serving up delicious fresh sandwiches all that time!

Help up celebrate this milestone on our performance there, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018! LINK

Special Event - TIJO with jazz vocalist Ginny Dusseau! Tues. Feb 20 7:30-9:30PM 

Cut the chill of winter by coming out to hear the Truth in Jazz Orchestra with the warm sounds of our special guest, jazz vocalist Ginny Dusseau! We'll a mix of TIJO standards, and special arrangements featuring Ginny. Even though the event is after Valentine's Day, you will still get to hear a great vocal chart of "My Funny Valentine," arranged by our own Bob Nixon. Led by Muskegon legend, drummer Tim Froncek, the Truth in Jazz Orchestra has been a Muskegon institution for the past 12 years. 

7:30 - 9:30PM - Doors open at 6:00 PM. Adults - $5 cover, Students with ID, $2. Led by Muskegon legend, drummer Tim Froncek, the Truth in Jazz Orchestra has been a Muskegon institution for the past 12 years. 


TIJO is BACK! Pre-Thanksgiving Jazz 

TIJO is back! We will be starting our regular schedule at the Watermark 920 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - just before Thanksgiving. We may not have any charts with "Turkey" in the title, but we'll do our best to roast up some hot, juicy, and even some tender tunes, to get the place "cookin'!"

Our regular schedule will then be every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9:30 PM, at the Watermark 920, 920 Washington Ave, Muskegon, MI.

The Watermark 920 will host the bar, and Fatty Lumpkins will be there serving up delicious sandwiches (maybe even turkey!) ;-)

Hope to see you all there!

Come out for TIJO's last performance until October! 

Celebrate "National Love A Tree Day" by loving the "Tree of Jazz" musicians of your Truth in Jazz Orchestra! We might have a "Woody" Herman tune or two ;-) but we will be swinging the branches for sure! The Watermark 920 will be dispensing great beverages and Fatty Lumpkins will prepare you some delicious eats.* 

Hope to see you there! 

Note: This will be the last TIJO event until October. There will be an announcement of some jazz to tide you over during the summer...stay tuned for details! 

$5 cover, $2 for students with ID. 

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Adults - $5 cover, Students with ID, $2.

Celebrate Spring Equinox with TIJO 

Your Truth In Jazz Orchestra will be jamming out some great jazz the day after Spring Equinox - on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. We might just have a tune or two with "Spring" in the title :-) so get away from Spring Cleaning for a spell, and relax with TIJO while enjoying the fine sandwiches available from Fatty Lumpkins, and the Watermark 920's great bar.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 PM (doors open at 6pm)
Watermark 920
930 Washington Ave
Muskegon, MI

Bring ALL your friends! :-)

TIJO TUESDAY! February 21 

February has sure been a mixed bag of weather! To join in, TIJO will provide both up-tempo & ballad pieces, cool & hot, both brand new charts as well as old favorites. Come on down for an evening of great food, beverages and JAZZ, at the Watermark 920. Cover charge: Adults $5, students with ID $2. Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year from TIJO! 

We'll be hard at work this week rehearsing, to have some fresh new year jazz for you in a couple of weeks.

We will be at the Watermark 920 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM bringing down the house with some hot jazz. Hope you can make it!

Thanks for the great turnout for our December "Christmas Party" gig on December 20. We had a great time playing for such an enthusiastic crowd!


Fronted by West Michigan's legendary drummer, Tim Froncek, this group of 16 of the area's top musicians plays charts from the classic era of the big bands, up to today's best charts from the hottest writers. The band was organized by Dave Collee, Ed Spier, and Matt Lintula, who wanted a group able to play pro-level big band literature, and have fun doing it! We have assembled a great bunch of area musicians who enjoy the challenge of playing great charts in a large ensemble.

Playing a mixture of classic jazz big band pieces from the Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and other big band libraries, plus some VERY recent charts from Gordon Goodwin and others.

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