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Outside Pocket is the musical offspring of Greg Scheer, who composes original jazz tunes for the group. The music could be called “Neo-Standards,” with styles ranging from straight ahead swing to bossa to funk to ballads. OP features a rotating cast of Grand Rapids’ finest–Steve Talaga, Gary Mccoury, Eddie Eicher, Paul Brewer, Doc Sawyer, Jim Cooper, and others–performing in configurations as small as a duo or trio and as large as the band that appears on their 2023 album Grace Notes, with horns, vibes, and full band.

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Our Musicians

Gary McCourry

Saxophone + Flute

Drew Placzek


Greg Scheer


Eddie Eicher


Erinn Epp


James Sawyer


Paul Brewer


Jim Cooper


Jordan Finn


Steve Talaga


Tim Froncek


Steve Albert


Jim Alfredson

Mixing and Mastering

Upcoming Concerts

Friday, October 6 | 7 p.m.

Grace Notes Album Release Party @ The Stray

Join us for the Grace Notes release party! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show featuring Doc James Sawyer (trumpet), Robbie Smith (saxes), Luke Marlowe (trombone), Travis Swanson (guitar), Steve Talaga (piano), and Greg Scheer (bass). All attendees of this concert can purchase the CD for $5.

The Stray | 4253 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI

Friday, October 27 | 6-9 p.m.

Outside Pocket @ Archival Brewing

Outside Pocket Trio with Robbie Smith on sax and trumpet, Steve Talaga on piano, and Greg Scheer on bass.

Archival Brewing | 6266 W River Dr NE, Belmont, MI

Past Concerts

Saturday, March 11 | 6-9 p.m.

Outside Pocket @ Switchback

Bring a friend and grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy this free concert featuring Gary McCourry, Drew Placzek, Greg Scheer, Eddie Eicher, and guest vocalist Erinn Epp previewing songs from the Outside Pocket forthcoming album

2166 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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