“Nothing can ever get old in jazz, because it’s meant to be felt differently all the time,” -Byron Stripling.
Stripling, a singer and former lead trumpet with the Count Basie Orchestra, once said that to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Stripling will hit the stage with keyboardist Bobby Floyd — who’s toured with Ray Charles and the Count Basie Band — for “Ragtime, Blues and All That Jazz” by the Grand Rapids Pops, part of the Grand Rapids Symphony, on Jan. 25-27 at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids, at 303 Monroe Ave. NW.
The performance will feature Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag,” along with “Basin Street Blues” and “Saint Louis Blues.”
The Grand Rapids Pops will be led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt.
The “All That Jazz” performances will be at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 27.
Single tickets start at $18.
Photos: Courtesy of Grand Rapids Symphony/Terry Johnston