South Haven Jazz Festival

The lineup is set for the 3rd annual South Haven Jazz Festival!  Join us for two evenings of music at Dyckman park in downtown South Haven.

Friday 9/13

Rob Lunn & Friends
Blue Shoes Jazz Ensemble
Ivan Akansiima Quartet feat. Wayne Powers
Otsego Jazz Ensemble

Saturday 9/14

Turbulence (with Grant Frabe funk)
Kevin  Bujo Jones and Music of the Tenth World
Jim Cooper and Nexus
Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

if you’d like to get involved, we’d love to have you!  Send us an email at

This year’s sponsors include:

The South Haven/Van Buren County Visitors Bureau and Convention Center
The South Haven Community Foundation
Cogdal Vineyards




Foundry Hall presented the second annual South Haven Jazz Festival, two evenings of jazz in downtown South Haven Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th, 2018 from 5-10pm at Dyckman park in front of the Huron Street Pavilion for a showcase local and regional jazz musicians.

2018 lineup

Opening Ceremony feat. South Haven Area Men’s Chorus
Jephri Carey & “What Not” Band with Cécile Savage
Andrew Fisher Quartet
Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Combo
Benje Daneman’s SearchParty
Edye Evans Hyde
Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

Our 2018 sponsors:

Beachwalk Properties

Jaqua Realtors

LTD Music Productions

Wolverine Hardware

We also greatly appreciate the generous donations from Annie Brown & Jeff Filbrandt and Kim Wise and family, Michael Vanden Tak, S. Clark Carmichael and Kristin Hay.

You can be a part of making the Jazz Festival happen!

If you are interested in volunteering during the festival or have questions about sponsorship, contact us by email ( or leave us a message (269-220-0444) and we’ll get back to you

First year’s festival…

2017 South Haven Jazz Festival Line-up

South Haven Area Men’s Chorus/Pete Wehle
Ivan Akansiima Trio
Blue Shoes
Andrew Fisher Quartet

Grant Frabe Quartet
Jazzmin II featuring vibraphonist Jim Cooper
Edye Evans Hyde
Lake Effect Jazz Big Band featuring vibraphonist Jim Cooper

Jazz Brunch at Cogdal Vineyard 11-2pm $30

The 2017 South Haven Jazz Festival was made possible by the contributions from the following sponsors and individual donations:

South Haven Community Foundation
South Haven/ Van Buren County Visitors Bureau and Convention Center
South Haven Chevrolet
Albemarle Foundation
Jaqua Realtors
Michigan Local Market
Sunny Hill
Maury DeCoster
Kristin Hay
Steve and Sheryl Drenth
Sandra Tyrell
The Wise Family
Wolverine Hardware
Annie Brown and Jeff Filbrandt

Thank you all for helping create the First Annual South Haven Jazz Festival!


If you’d like to help with the financial considerations (90% of which is for the music) please let us know. If you are interested in volunteering to help plan or to help make sure the two evenings go smoothly let us know! 269-220-0444 (please leave a message – it is an answering service not a live phone line)



SAT 3/24 – Dance of Hope Workshop and Performance

2pm @ The Oak Room at the Citadel (91 Hinkley St, Benton Harbor)

Tickets will be available at the door for workshop and performance ($40 adults/ $20 kids) and performance only($20 adults, kids are free).

Contact Foundry Hall ( or 269-200-0444 for more info). This event made possible in part by sponsorships from Oak Room at the Citadel  and Mosaic Christian Community Development Association in Benton Harbor.