Check in Date:

Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Arrive: Friday, September 4, 2015
Depart: Monday, September 7, 2015

Package Price:

$1,949 per couple, $1,659 single
$599 per additional adult

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Jazz WeekendExperience Grand Hotel during one of its finest musical weekends of the year. Escape to America’s Summer Place for this holiday weekend and immerse yourself in the melody of beautiful Jazz music played by some of the country’s top performers.

For your listening pleasure, you’re invited to enjoy the mastery of top jazz virtuoso’s during daytime concerts in the Tea Garden and evening performances in the Theatre. Package includes evening cocktail receptions, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, full breakfast and five-course dinner daily, and all entertainment.

2015 Labor Day Jazz Performers

Announcing the opening performance of  Arturo Sandoval Friday evening in the Grand Hotel Theatre.

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo is a ten time Grammy Award winner, Emmy Award recipient, and six time Billboard Award Winner. Arturo also is the 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Beginning at age twelve Mr. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet and has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time. Arturo Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti, and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, and Justin Timberlake. He has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops, and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle. Get ready for a mix of jazz, Latin jazz or classical sounds from one of the most multifaceted and renowned musicians today.


Dirty Dozen Brass Band

On Saturday afternoon in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden take in the sounds of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra.

Now in their 35th year of performing the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is sure to entertain with traditional numbers bridging the sounds of both old and new. While traditional numbers infused with a DDBB flavor have always been crowd-pleasing staples of the group’s repertoire, it’s the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s willingness to look beyond the New Orleans songbook and find connections amongst a wider range of music that has endeared them to critics, fellow musicians and a multi-generational, global audience.

Saturday evening enjoy the jazz and cabaret sounds of grammy nominated vocalist, Jane Monheit in the Grand Hotel Theatre.

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

“Everything I’m singing now is a reflection of my truest self,” says Jane Monheit. “After all this time in the industry, after touring for 13 years, it’s time to just be me, with complete and utter freedom.” As a woman, wife, and mother, in her second decade of performing Jane embraces the emotional appeal of her personal life in her lyrics and performances. Her music is truly remarkable and will leave you behind with an unforgettable impression of great sound and meaning.

New York Voices

New York Voices


On Sunday afternoon  the New York Voices will perform  in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden. The Grammy Award winning, internationally acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to its finest. They are known for their inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their variety of jazz ensembles will certainly be a favorite.





On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings enjoy the late night sounds of Tuck & Patti at The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand, located directly across from Grand Hotel. Tuck & Patti will perform outdoors under covered seating where you can sit back and enjoy their duo vocal and and guitar jazz performance with a cocktail from the bar. To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 33 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck’s extraordinary virtuosity and Patti’s rich mezzo soprano. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, “Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra.”

Tuck & Patti

Tuck & Patti

Every evening in the Cupola Bar you can enjoy the bass sounds of Paul Keller.

Paul Keller

Paul Keller

Paul is string bassist from Metro Detroit. Today, Paul is one of the busiest bassists in the Detroit area. He has earned the nick-name “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan” as each year, he logs so many miles traveling across the state to perform at various music venues. Mr. Keller is an integral part of Labor Day Jazz Weekend every year and we welcome him back this year.

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Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday evening performance by Arturo Sandoval
  • Saturday morning Q&A session with Arturo Sandoval and Jane Monheit hosted by Paul Anthony
  • Saturday afternoon Tea Garden performance by Alex Graham and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Saturday evening cocktail reception
  • Saturday evening performance by Jane Monheit
  • Sunday morning gospel performance  (TBD)
  • Sunday morning Q&A session with New York Voices hosted by Paul Anthony
  • Sunday morning Gospel Program with Empowerment Church
  • Sunday afternoon Tea Garden performance by New York Voices
  • All entertainment – including late night performances by Tuck & Patti and Paul Keller
  • Cookout luncheon in Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

**Stay a 4th night FREE on Thursday, September 3, or Monday, September 7, 2015**

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.00 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.