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Ivan Akansiima is a mult-instrumentalist, a Christian by faith, worship leader, Jazz musician, composer, arranger, producer, instructor, and researcher from Uganda East Africa. He holds a bachelors degree in music from Hope College Holland Michigan and a masters degree in jazz studies from Western Michigan University Michigan USA. His music is rooted in Ugandan folk music traditions, Jazz, Gospel, classical, Caribbean, Afro fusion music etc. He has performed professionally for over 15 years in 40 countries, including a national music tour across 50 states in USA and Canada in 2010. He is based in Michigan State, and continues to play and participate in various music scenes across the United States.

 

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Date Event Location
First Baptist Church, Ivan Akansiima and Ben Schmidt-Jazz Saxophonist Kalamazoo, Kzoo Kalamazoo, Kzoo
 —  — Grnoir Jazz Club Ivan Akansiima Jazz Trio Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids MI
Worship At The River Front South Haven Marina, South Haven South Haven Marina, South Haven
 —  — Twine Turban Winery-Ivan Akansiima Solo Guitar Twine Turban Winery, Kalamazoo Twine Turban Winery, Kalamazoo
Ivan Akansiima with Friends Kalamazoo Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Black Arts. Festival-Ivan Akansiima Solo Guitar Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo MI Arcadia Creek Festival Site, Kalamazoo MI
Ivan Akansiima and Kandace Lavender The Stamped Robin, Kalamazoo The Stamped Robin, Kalamazoo
 —  — Ivan Akansiima Trio Harbor lIght, South Haven Harbor lIght, South Haven
Ivan Akansiima alongside Molly Konzen trio O'Duffy's, Kalamazoo O'Duffy's, Kalamazoo
Ivan Akansiima featured in Kevin Jones trio GRTV CABLE 25 , GrandRapids GRTV CABLE 25 , GrandRapids
 —  — Ivan Akansiima Trio O'Duffy's , Kalamazoo O'Duffy's , Kalamazoo
 —  — Ivan Akansiima with Jim Cooper Trio Harbor Light, South Haven Harbor Light, South Haven
 —  — Ivan Akansiima and Molly Konzen Trio 804 W Vine St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, Kalamazoo 804 W Vine St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, Kalamazoo
Ivan Akansiima Brickyard Tavern, GR, MI Brickyard Tavern, GR, MI
Ivan Akansiima and Kevin Jone- master percussionist Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives (graama), Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives (graama), Grand Rapids MI
 —  — Ivan Akansiima with Jim Cooper Quartet Harbor Light Brewery , South Haven Harbor Light Brewery , South Haven
Ivan Akansiima Trio featuring chicago jazz vocalist Wayne Powers South Haven Jazz Festival, South Haven downtown South Haven Jazz Festival, South Haven downtown
 —  — Jazz Quartet Harbor Lights Brewery , South Haven Harbor Lights Brewery , South Haven
Chris Jones Jazz Trio The Old Goat, Grand Rapids MI The Old Goat, Grand Rapids MI
Tenth World Jazz ensemble lansing Jazz Festival, East Lansing Michigan lansing Jazz Festival, East Lansing Michigan

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