Outdoor concerts

Joey DeFrancesco is often credited with the resurgence of the Hammond organ in jazz in the ‘80s. It’s no wonder he is referred to simply as “the master” of the B-3 organ. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics Poll nine times and has won the Readers Poll every year since 2005. He throws down like very few can, but is also an energetic showman with an infectious playfulness that keeps the mood light and effortlessly social.

Telluride Jazz Festival | Aug 4 thru 6

Aug 3, 2017

Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music, along with the opportunity for invigorating alpine recreation, come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and in historic theaters and clubs at night.

City Park Jazz: Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra | Aug 6

Aug 1, 2017

The Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra (ASO), the last concert of the 2017 City Park Jazz series is based on early ’60s Jamaican Ska music, is conducted by Denver music veteran Chad Aman. This talented wall of sound truly dishes up an original musical experience. The show takes the audience on a roller coaster ride from ingenious Ska-inspired arrangements of standards (from Lady Gaga to Rossini) to innovative orchestral originals.  

Evergreen Jazz Festival | July 28, 29, 30

Jul 21, 2017
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When it all started, many in the jazz world must have thought, “That Colorado altitude has taken its toll on those guys. Start a traditional jazz festival in this era?” But a small group of dedicated jazz-lovers did just that, and to the amazement of many, this July we present the sixteenth rendition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival. It promises to be another outstanding event, living up to the enthusiastic description by a national columnist as “the best jazz festival anywhere!”

City Park Jazz: Los Bohemios | July 23

Jul 16, 2017

Los Bohemios is an acoustic ensemble composed of some of the best musicians in Colorado. They play traditional Cuban Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Boleros, as well as Latin Rock and Latin Jazz.  Los Bohemios features Ricardo Peña on vocals, guitar, requinto and piano, Amy Biondo on vocals and hand percussion, Ed Edwards on guitar and tres and vocals, Mark Diamond on upright bass, and a killer percussion section with Jose Espino and Dean Kielian on congas, bongos and timbales. 

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