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There are a lot of opportunities to appreciate jazz during the current week of Jazz Appreciation Month. Here are the highlights. First up is guitarist Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. This is the 15th year of the weekend of crossover jazz organized by the acoustic guitarist and company that usually sells out the 1,100 seats at the famed hotel/resort’s International Center.


The Labor Day weekend is at hand. And in Colorado that means it’s time for another Jazz Party. Launched by Dick Gibson in 1963, there’s been a Jazz Party in the state for more than a half-century, with only a short break when the Gibson event (that started in Aspen and moved through Vail, Colorado Springs and Denver) ended and a revived and revised Jazz Party emerged in Vail guided by Howard Stone. The 23rd edition of the Vail Jazz Party takes place this weekend starting with a Thursday night kickoff at Lionshead in Vail Square at 6 p.m.


Talk about your variety packs. During the current week in music, Dazzle has: one of the outstanding female jazz singers on the scene, Jane Monheit, wrapping up her two-night stand on Thursday, while a strong voice in the new wave of players who both push the envelope and tuck some folk elements from around the world into that envelope, clarinetist/saxophonist Chris Speed, plays on Saturday.

CBS News

Not too long ago, Nocturne celebrated its third anniversary, marking a significant landmark for the project created by team Mattson. The club, located at 1330 27th St., in the RiNo Arts District provides jazz Tuesday through Saturday on a regular basis in a very attractive environment – and for that a celebration is certainly in order. Along with an emphasis on food, Nocturne established the idea of extended residencies at the club for area-based musicians, providing a little different twist to the presentation of jazz in town.

Westchester Magazine

During the 1990s, Jazz Aspen Snowmass partnered with the Thelonious Monk Institute to create a very special, summer jazz colony for very talented young students. In 1996, for example, that program brought a group of young players to Snowmass that included: drummers Ali Jackson and Alvester Garnett; trumpeters Duane Eubanks and Shane Endsley; Israeli guitarist Ofer Ganor; and three pianists – Jason Moran, Helen Sung and Orrin Evans