The New Year is off to a busy start for Edye Evans Hyde. The Grand Rapids-based performer is playing shows throughout February, including two this week in Grand Rapids.
To borrow a description from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” 1967 was the best of times and the worst of times in Detroit. Motown music was at its peak. But that was also the year Detroit experienced one of the worst race riots in American history.
GRandJazzFest’s rhythmic improvisations will infuse Rosa Parks Circle Saturday and Sunday with a dynamic blend of fusion, swing, Cuban, funk, gospel blues and Latin rhythms.