"Our mission is to promote the art of JAZZ through performance, education, and community outreach."


Steven L. Reed

Director of Orchestras & Jazz (Retired)

Saint Joseph Public Schools

Kim McCavit - Piano

Tom Gillespie - Guitar
Joe Trojan - Percussion

Chuck Hartzell - Percussion
Jim Allen - Percussion Sub

Doug Wegscheid - Bass

Tim King - Bass Sub

Contact; Business Manager ~ info@lakeeffectjazz.org

* Local music educators

Associate Director

Thomas Crowner

Director of Bands (Retired)
Edwardsburg Public Schools


*Rebecca Selvidge


Sound Tech
Tom McDonough, Tim King

Andrea Gentry - Alto
Anne Jensen - Alto

Tim King - Alto/Tenor

* Christopher Keech - Tenor
* Jeff Bopp - Tenor

Rob Funk - Bari

* Carl Steffens

* Cheryl Thomas
* Mary Lynn Edwards

*Ruth Livengood
Brad Jensen - Bass ‘Bone

* Steve Bizoe
Kevin Renfro
* Eric Lofgren
*  Steven Reed
* Tom Crowner

Rebecca Derbas-Selvidge, soprano, holds a Bachelors of Music in Choral Education from Western Michigan University and a Certificate of Musical Theatre Performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She is the Choral Director at Coloma Community Schools.  Rebecca has performed with various ensembles including: Gold Company under Dr. Steve Zegree, WMU Chorale, and VOICES LMC as well as regional and local theatre productions such as Sandy in Grease!, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Mother in SMSO's Ragtime, and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. She has been musical director for TCP's Sound of Music, CMW's Hairspray, and TeenStock's summer productions including Les Miserablés and Spamalot; most recently directing Xanadu.

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