Welcome to the home of The Northcoast Jazz Collective, Cleveland's
premier jazz band! Here you will find news about the group,
listings of upcoming performances, pictures, sounds and
biographical info on all the band members.

Northcoast Jazz Collective (NJC) is one of the best jazz groups in the
Cleveland area, and one of the better known. Voted Best Jazz group by
readers of The Free times in 2008 and by readers of Scene Magazine in
2009, the NJC has performed at nearly all of the jazz venues in the area. It
has had numerous engagements at Fat Fish Blue, Melange Restaurant,
Boulevard Blue, The Grotto, Sasa Bistro and Jazz 28. The band has been
featured at numerous festivals such as Ingenuity Fest, Madison Jazz Festival,
Berea Arts Fest, Sparx in the City, the Warehouse Fest  and many private

The NJC plays straight-up modern jazz that is creative, emotional and
accessible. And it swings! Most of its repertoire is comprised of original
compositions with some arrangements of modern jazz standards.

The Band’s success can be attributed to the high quality musicianship of its
members. Personnel include band leader Mark Grey on drums, Tim Lekan
on acoutic/electric bass, Dave Frank on tenor sax, soprano sax and flute,
and Dan Maier on piano.  NJC is available for club dates, private parties and
other events. For booking contact Mark Grey at (216) 870-9117 or
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Upcoming Shows

All shows temporarily postponed due to Governor
Dewine's mandated closure of Bars and
Restaurants to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Please check back here as the weeks progress as
we will update our schedule as soon as venue's are
allowed to open again.
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