Classically trained alumni singer Mark Vanden Berge has turned his devotion to rock music. Find out what the buzz (and the sound---hear a sample!) is about. This Van Morrison tribute show features a live orchestra and rock band and covers the history of R&B and rock music in America. According to those who have heard and seen it, this is truly a uniquely spectacular live concert! It is also kid-friendly entertainment---a great opportunity to share this music with the next generation of music lovers. This event is part of the Alumni Concert Series and is sure to cure your winter blues! *Please note, seating is general admission, so please arrive early to get the best seat selection.
Sounds Like: Saturday Night, Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum, Everette Harp, Stanley Turrentine
Bio: John Gist, born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Gist is an alto, tenor, and soprano, saxophonist who has mastered a wide variety of musical styles which include Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, Gospel.
“Johnny can make you want to get up and shake your "groove thing" when he's blowin' out some fun...See Full Bio
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“A couple neat thoughts from Gist in the conversation: When was the last time you thought about being conscious. Isn’t it amazing? Earth can be, and is, a playground. You have to see past the illusion of life and its superficiality to really become who you are. Life is easier when you stop comparing yourself to others and overthinking things too much. Accept mistakes, and even use them as an avenue to further creativity. Think your thoughts, don’t let them think you. Don’t let the Arby’s commercial tell you to think, “I’m thinking Arby’s.””