January 14, 2021 | 7:00 PM
FROM THE ROYCE AUDITORIUM STAGE
This a FREE virtual event. Click below for your platform of choice.
Roger MacNaughton is a composer, pianist, and musical artist, creator of a line of instrumental CDs. The most recent of his 12 CD releases is named Mackinac, I’ve Come Home following Roger’s two-week stay on Mackinac Island in 2019 as an Artist-in-Residence sponsored by Mackinac State Historic Parks.
Roger is a member of several bands and musical groups, including Jon Montgomery & RMQ, MacNaughton Boulevard, Mac/Mora, Honey Creek String Ensemble, and Soul ACCESS. Roger’s compositions have won four ArtPrize awards in previous years: three times in the Jazz category and once for Classical music.
He is a native son of Lowell, MI, and a longtime member of LowellArts where he volunteers on various committees, and occasionally performs special concerts. Roger doesn’t think of himself as a jazz performer but more of a composer whose style incorporates elements of classical, jazz, R&B, blues, new age and pop. We think of him as a “smooth jazz” musician and are happy to present him on the Michigan Jazz Pianist Virtual Series.