Have you heard about the mini festival Concert Series is hosting on October 30th? If not, no worries! Check us out between the BSC and the Campus Ministries building from 3- 7 to see some of your favorite student performers from Hope! Want to know who is playing? Well, we’ve got our line-up for you right here:

Jake Lindell and the Cronies

Jake Lindell is a singer/songwriter from Holland, MI. He is currently a senior at Hope College and play the cello, piano, and guitar, and he sings. He started writing songs his freshman year in college, if you don’t count his brief spell of song writing in the second grade. Since then, he has written over 20 songs and has started getting into recording. He currently has two songs on Spotify; Memories and Rain. And, he is currently in the process of recording five more songs for an EP that he hopes to release later this year or early next year. Music is a huge passion of his and he knows it will be a big part of his life moving forward even if he doesn’t get the opportunity to do it full time. If you get the chance and want to check out his music, look up Jake Lindell on Spotify. He is also on many other platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Pandora, and many more.

Hope College Jazz Faculty Duo

The Hope College Jazz Faculty will be performing as a duo featuring Dr. Jordan VanHemert and Professor Lisa Sung. 

Dr. Jordan VanHemert is a professional saxophonist and assistant professor at Hope College. He currently works closely with the students in the jazz area in the Jazz Arts Collective ensembles as well as other chamber groups. He has connected his students with many big names such as Benny Golson, Alexa Tarantino, Dr. Damani Phillips, as well as collaborated with Derek Brown, a Hope alumni and saxophone player, to record his album in Hope’s studio. Dr. VanHemert deeply dedicates himself to his students and has also worked on diversity initiatives with Vanessa Greene for the campus community. Professor Lisa Sung will join him!

The Mother Buskers

Founded in 2019, The Mother Buskers started playing together first on Hope College Worship team before venturing into the Hope College Coffeehouse scene. Hannah Baird (vocals and auxiliary), Mallory Shinn (vocals and guitar/banjo), and Anna Kate Peterson (vocals and rhythm) make up this dynamic female trio. Their voices almost melt together and if you haven’t heard them harmonize, then you are missing out on something really special! These goofy gals have a passion for music and are known for going with the flow and playing good jams. Whether it’s Cough Syrup by Young the Giant or No Diggity by Blackstreet, these ladies sure know how to get their audience grooving. Look out for them at 4:30pm outside Campus Ministries during Fall Fest and be sure to bring your friends!

Pet Shop

Pet Shop formed in late 2018 (originally as “That Jazz Trio”) and have been a Hope favorite ever since. The core trio was composed of Dylan Sherman on bass, Carlos Flores on drums, and Michael Pineda on sax/guitar/vox, but they have expanded to give opportunities to any musicians that want to jam with them! During Fall Fest, you will see Joe Wilkins and Cadence Tennant on keyboard, Danny Wade on trumpet, and Houston & Matthew Patton on saxophone along with two of the three members of the core trio.
A classic Pet Shop move is combining a standard jazz set towards the beginning of a set to get the audience warmed up, and then bringing in the heat later in the set with funky covers and original music that makes people want to get up and dance. Be sure to catch Pet Shop at Fall Fest and at Coffeehouse, and go to their website to buy some stickers!

The final group of the night will be Hope’s Brazilian Drumming Ensemble. To find out more about this group and how it was started, please visit this article written about the founding director of the group, Dr. Fashun.

Have any questions for us? Feel free to reach out! Otherwise, don’t forget to follow us on Spotify and we hope to see you there!

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