Freddy Degennaro is a well-respected guitarist/singer in the West Michigan area. He plays with big bands local theaters, stage shows, and jazz groups.
Bob Thompson, a career professional percussionist and drummer, has toured the Midwest extensively, performing in many clubs and venues and was the house drummer at Tootsie Van Kelly's in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for 10 years. He opened for Jay Leno at Gildas Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids in 2014 and has worked with Lou Rawls, Edwin Star, The Crystal's, and the Marvellets.
Robin Connell, Grand Rapids jazz pianist and full-time musician, performs throughout Michigan and beyond. She spent over a decade in New York City and 20 summers teaching at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Her current endeavors include co-directing the youth jazz program at St Cecilia Music Center and co-producing the concert series, Jazz in the Sanctuary at Fountain Street Church.
The White Swan Inn
303 S. Mears Ave. Whitehall
Ron and Cathy Russell, owners of The White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Whitehall, will host the annual “Jazz at the Swan” on Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. This special backyard event will feature the Freddy Degennaro Trio and is a benefit for the 9th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival.
The White Swan Inn is located at 303 S. Mears Ave. in Whitehall, Michigan.
Tickets are only $15 and include wine and light hors d`oeuvres. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, 8726 Ferry St. Montague 231-894-5333, the White Swan Inn, and at Eventbrite.org.
All proceeds will help underwrite the cost of the 2018 White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3-12. More information about the Festival, including a full schedule, is available at www.whitelakemusic.org