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00•00•0000 - Boulder Friends of Jazz jam
Boulder Friends of Jazz jam. 1 - 4 pm.  The first Sunday of the month at the Elks Club in Boulder located at 3975 28thSt.  www.boulderfriendsofjazz.org 

05•01•2015 - 06•30•2015 - Pathways to Jazz
Pathways To Jazz
CONTACT: Alan Cogen, Founder

Sarah Goodroad

Administrative Director
Boulder, CO (May 1, 2015)Now in its second year, Pathways To Jazz will award grants again to jazz musicians to support costs associated with producing a recording. Pathways To Jazz exists to provide opportunities for jazz musicians of all ages to succeed in their artistic and educational development by funding qualified jazz musicians to record their music and further their artistry and career. Pathways To Jazz seeks to connect people with the rich tradition of jazz in our musical heritage and to expand the reach of that music to a wide audience, especially to those who may not otherwise have access to see, listen, learn or play jazz. Since jazz is a uniquely American art form it is the program’s objective to see this rich tradition continue for future generations. Pathways to Jazz knows the value that recorded work plays in furthering artistry and supports artists who are unable to make provisions for themselves to take this essential step. Five grants were awarded in 2014 and those artists can be found on www.pathwaystojazz.com.
To be eligible, an artist must have the capability to produce a studio-quality recording, can evidence a strong artistic track record, and would clearly benefit from producing a recording in terms of artistic development and in furthering and preserving jazz music. Emerging and established artists are eligible and recorded works can be original or the works of other contemporary composers. The creative control of the recording remains with the artist.  Online applications are available May 1, 2015 at the Boulder County Arts Alliance webpage www.bouldercountyarts.org. A grant coaching session will be offered and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2015.
As an individual, organization or business you can support the mission of Pathways To Jazz to document and provide wider exposure for jazz music by making a donation to the project through the Boulder County Arts Alliance.
For more information and to apply or donate, please go to www.bouldercountyarts.orgor call 303-250-7660.

Pathways To Jazz is sponsored by the Boulder County Arts Alliance.

06•28•2015 - Jump of Jazz
Jump for Jazz
A Day of Workshops, Demonstrations, and Performances

Jump for Jazz is a one-time music education event to take place on Sunday 6/28 at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado. It will include free concurrent educational sessions during the day and a ticketed evening jazz concert.

The purpose of this event is to educate the public in general and youth in particular about the many varieties of jazz and how each is created and performed. We will be publicizing locally and reaching out in particular to the youth population in our efforts.

The Jump for Jazz Organizing Committee plans to use all three theaters at the Dairy, and offer three concurrent hour-long workshops throughout the day, each focusing on a different type of jazz. Each session will have several musicians who explain how their genre of jazz is created and executed.

The day will start at 11 am and end at 10 pm. The final event of the day will be a concert in the performance space, exhibiting each of the genres that were offered in the daytime sessions and maybe a crossover of all of them. Whereas the daytime workshop sessions will be free, the evening concert starting at 7pm will be a ticketed event. The Dairy Center for the Arts is working with us to make the performance areas conducive to our requirements.

Jump for Jazz holds 501c3 non-profit status. All gifts to Jump for Jazz are tax-deductible. Where a business or organization is making a donation, we will include your logo as well. In addition to local donations and fundraising efforts, we are also working toward getting grants and fiscal sponsorship from the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA).

Please make checks payable to Our Musical Heritage, memo line, Jump for Jazz and mail to:  

Jump for Jazz
Miriam Paisner
3250 O'Neal Circle H24
Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder County has incredible musical jazz talent but not enough is known about jazz, and this event will offer the public a chance to learn about the many genres within jazz, including exciting Brazilian and Latin jazz styles.

Questions? Please get in touch:

Miriam: 303 447 9772 // miriampaisner@hotmail.com

  Jump for Jazz holds 501c3 non-profit status. All gifts to Jump for Jazz are tax-deductible.
Make checks payable to Our Musical Heritage and in the memo line, Jump for Jazz.
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06•06•2015 - 06•07•2015 - Estes Park Jazz Festival
Estes Park Jazz Festival
Saturday & Sunday 
Performance Park http://www.maxwagnerjazz.com/417 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 8051  

06•13•2015 - 06•14•2015 - Estes Park Big Band Bash
  Big Band Bash 
Performance Park Amphitheater  
417 West Elkhorn Avenue 
Estes Park, CO 80517
Saturday, June 13th
12:45 to 1:45 pm: Mile High Wind Machine
2:00 to 3:00 pm: Big Range Front Band 
3:15 to 4:15 pm: Blue 88's 
4:30 to 5:30 pm: Kream of the Krop 
5:45 to 6:45 pm: Don Elwood 
7:00 to 8:30 pm: Temple Jazz Orchestra with Ed Calle 
Sunday, June 14th
12:45 to 1:45 pm: Estes Village Big Band 
2:00 to 3:00 pm: Flatirons Jazz Orchestra  
3:15 to 4:15 pm: Colorado Jazz Workshop  
4:30 to 5:30 pm: Just for Kicks  
5:45 to 6:45 pm: John Mills Orchestra  
7:00 to 8:30 pm: MJO with Becky Martin   


07•18•2015 - The 17th Annual Longmont Jazz Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday,

Main headliners Bob Montgomery trumpet on Saturday http://www.dmamusic.org/bobmontgomery/
 and Eric Gunnison piano on Sunday  http://www.du.edu/ahss/schools/lamont/faculty/jscm/gunnison-eric.html
    Longmont Jazz Association   http://longmontjazz.com 303-774-0426, for press release contact longmontjazz@comcast.net

Date and time TBD

The Longmont Jazz Festival will be held in the Roosevelt Park Pavilion, 725 8th Avenue in Longmont from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th. www.longmontjazz.com


07•30•2015 - 08•02•2015 - Colorado Brazil Fest
http://coloradobrazilfest.org Final dates TBD
Boulder, CO

08•21•2015 - 08•22•2015 - Jazz On 2nd Ave Jazz Festival
11 am - 9:30 pm
 Final date and schedule TBD www.jazzon2ndave.com

09•07•2015 - Avogadro's 8th Annual Jazz Festival
1 pm – 10 pm - Labor day
    Avogadro’s 8thAnnual Avo’s Jazz Festival,  www.avogadros.com 
Avogadro’s is located at 605 S. Mason is Fort Collins, CO


04•28•2016 - 04•30•2016 - UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival 45th Annual
UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival  46thAnnual
Final dates TBA
Contact: Amy Murphy                 
Phone: 970-351-2394             
Fax: 970-351-2536