Live at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 6/19/15
an energetic and exciting ensemble playing 21st century soul jazz. A style with roots firmly planted in straight-ahead jazz, but also heavily influenced by hard-bop, gospel, rhythm & blues and soul. Soul-R-Energy is under the direction of jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker, Mack Avenue recording artist, director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University.

The SSJF is a two-day, jazz-infused festival in the heart of downtown East Lansing. The festival is produced by the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the MSU College of Music, with artistic direction by Rodney Whitaker. Visit to find out more!