Clara's Calendar of Entertainment for the Summer of 2009. Read about the Bands below!
Buddy Popps on the Patio by the River
Featured Bands/Musicians at Clara's on the River
Buddy Popps - Back for his 18th consecutive year. Buddy has been called the "Funniest Musician Ever." He is a talented guitarist and singer playing easy going contemporary music, such as Jimmy Buffet and Gordon Lightfoot hits, along with his hilarious original tunes. Buddy Popps always provides an entertaining evening.
Playing at Clara's on the River: May 24, June 3, 17, 24, July 29, August 5,12,19 & 26
Edye Evans Hyde has been performing jazz, blues and pop music for over 20 years in West Michigan, Los Angeles and Asia. Edye has shared the stage with world renowned blues singer Linda Hopkins, pop singer Michael Bolton, actress Connie Stevens, the late Ray Charles and Cuban trumpet player, Arturol Sandoval. Edye has also appeared with The Grand Rapids Symphony and The West Shore Symphony performing songs from her acclaimed CD’s Girl Talk, and Lady with A Song. Edye’s stage and screen performances have included principle roles in Dream Girls, Ain’t Misbehavin, Smokey Joe’s Caf.., Little Shop of Horrors, Blues For an Alabama Sky, Nunsense, Barnum(with) Peter Scolari, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Ragtime, and Fences and Baby.
Also featuring Terry Lower Pianist/Composer
. Terry's web site
Terry has worked for Carnival and Costa Cruise Lines and made numerous appearances at the Detroit/Montreux, Flint, Petoskey, Mackinaw Island, Lansing, and "The Michigan" jazz festivals.
Also a prolific writer, many of Terry's original compositions have been published and recorded on CD's with Larry Nozero, Rick Holland and Terry's own CD "Step By Step" (released in 2005).
In July, 2006 his sextet appeared for a return performance at The Michigan Jazz Festival (Detroit) and captivated the audience during their performance at the renowned "Detroit International Jazz Festival" in September, 2006.
Terry also toured Italy in October and November, 2006 with vocalist & Grammy
Nominee Betty Joplin.
Playing at Clara's on the River:
May 28, June 11, 18 & 25, July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 & 30, August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Evan Hyde is our scholarship recipient for the past school year, and attends Western Michigan University. He is the son of vocalist Edye Evans Hyde and guitarist Mike Hyde, with whom he appeared at one of our Jazz Gumbo events last year. All of the players except the pianist are students at WMU.
Playing at Clara's on the River June 4, July 1 & 2