Unwrapped at the Box Factory with Vibrancy



Vibrancy is bringing some soul to the Box Factory for the Arts. Savannah Lents and Travon Williams met as Freshman in the jazz studies program at Western Michigan University. Over the years there have been many jazz bands born out of the WMU music department, but it was their dream to bring some soulful music into the program. They gathered some amazing musicians together at the beginning of this year to pursue performing the music they are truly passionate about. Vibrancy is centered around R&B, neo-soul, and popular music. This soulful jazz concert will take place on Friday, March 16th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Box Factory for the Arts.


Ivan Adansiima

Guitarist/ pianist: “Ivan Akansiima is a Ugandan native and Jazz musician in a Jazz masters program at Western Michigan University. He has performed professionally in 40 countries in the last 10yrs.  He hopes to return to his country and introduce Jazz studies in his country’s school system”


Russell Elkus

Bassist: “Russell Elkus is a bassist from Bloomfield Hills, MI. He enjoys playing musical theatre, jazz, and orchestral music. He currently studies Music Education and Business at Western Michigan University.”


Ethan Bouwsma

Drummer:  “Ethan Bouwsma is a drummer from Grand Rapids, MI.  He is a versatile drummer who plays various genres of music around West Michigan.  He is currently a music student at Western Michigan University studying jazz.”


Travon Williams

Vocalist:  “Travon Williams hails from Grand Rapids Michigan and is an undergraduate in his final year studying jazz performance at Western Michigan University.  During his time at Western he’s performed in the award winning collegiate jazz ensemble, Gold Company.”


Savannah Lents

Vocalist:  “Savannah Lents is from Stevensville, Michigan and is finishing up her last year at Western Michigan University as a Jazz Studies Major.  She has been a member of the award winning Gold Company program for four years and during that time has performed beside artists such as John Proulx, Matt Giraud, and Deborah Brown.”


Admission: $10


The Box Factory for the Artsis located at 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.


For more information, contact the Box Factory for the Arts at 269.983.3688 or visit https://boxfactoryforthearts.org/





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