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River Rogues Jazz Band

Grand Rapids – Jim Everhart (Piano)

Jim Everhart:

I toook pian lessons for many years as a youngster and, later, majored in Music Education and Performance at Western Michigan University.  I pursued a career in business but always maintained music as an avocation. 

In my sophomore year of high school,  I played with “The Ramrods”, a regionally popular Rock band from the 50’s and 60’s.  In 1965 I founded “The Epsilons”, a 4-peice pop group and early in 1966 I formed “The Magic Toy Shop”, a 5-peice rock group that performed almost exclusively for local college fraternity parties. 
In November of 1967, while pursuing a college education, I disbanded “The Magic Toy Shop” and retired from the “Ramrods” to play five nights each week for the Village Inn Pizza Parlor of Michigan. 
This position endured for almost twenty five years while I settled into sales/management as a career.  In the spring of 1998 I co-founded the popular “River Rogues Jazz Band” and created “A Sentimental Journey” in 2005.  I am currently the business manager and performing piano player in both groups.  I am also the General Manager of Molesta Floral Co.
I have performed for many venues over the years:
* Restaurants
* Country Clubs
* Corporate Events
* Festivals
* Conventions
* Etc., Etc.
I am very proud of “A Sentimental Journey”!!!!

River Rogues Jazz Band

Formed in 1996, this group of friends share a love for New Orleans jazz. They have appeared as closing act for the Lowell Showboat and are the highlight of the West Shore Jazz Society year after year.Tickets available starting in May. Contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office at 616.493.8966 for more information


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