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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 

07•13•2014 - 07•18•2014 - UNC Jazz Camp
For more information about the 2014 UNC Jazz Camp,
            please visit www.uncjazz.com or contact Amy Murphy at
             amy.murphy@unco.edu or at 970-351-2394.

01•17•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 Saturday, January 17th, 2015, 11 am – 10 pm at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado. It will includefree 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

Emily: 303 875 7514 // emily2reynolds@yahoo.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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07•19•2014 - The 16th 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

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 19th. Featured will be six local bands along with a jazz clinic. The all day festival is free and open to the public. Please bring a folding chair.
Food trucks and an ice cream vendor will be available for lunch and refreshments.
The schedule for the festival is:
11-11:45 - LONGMONT JAZZ ALL STARS – the best student musicians from the St. Vrain District play in a big band format
11:45-12:30 - PAUL ROMAINE WITH THE ALL STARS – Paul Romaine is the 2014 Longmont Jazz Festival Clinician. He is a jazz drummer and educator and the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Mr. Romaine serves on the music faculties of CU-Boulder and Metropolitan State University. LONGMONT JAZZ FESTIVAL
12:45-1:45 - BIG SWING TRIO - spirited arrangements of swing, Latin, hard-bop, blues, and jazz standards
2:00-3:00 - JAMES BARELA BLu7 - jazz fusion combining the elements of modern jazz, world music, and contemporary trends
3:15-4:15 - WHAT'S COOKIN' BIG BAND - outstanding big band featuring 10 of metro-Denver’s finest jazz musicians
4:30-5:30 - ALFREDO MURO LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE - "The music of Alfredo Muro elevates the guitar to a higher plane...it is richly eloquent." ...Jose Feliciano
5:45-6:45 - FAT CITY MARDI GRAS BAND - The best of traditional New Orleans celebration music with blues, zydeco, Dixieland, and street beat funk
Supporters of the 2014 Longmont Jazz Festival are The City of Longmont, The Longmont Community Foundation, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, The Boulder Drum Shop and Tribes Drums, KGNU, Deere and Ault Consultants, Inc., the Boulder County Arts Alliance, and KUVO.
The Longmont Jazz Association is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, so designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to Longmont Jazz Association, P.O. Box 2536, Longmont, CO 80502. For more information, check the Longmont Jazz Association’s Web site at www.longmontjazz.com


08•16•2014 - 08•16•2014 - Jazz On 2nd Ave Jazz Festival
11 am - 9:30 pm
Our free festival in Niwot has a lineup that mixes world-renowned performers, Colorado stars and up-and-coming Jazz artists. We're bringing in Dee Alexander, an internationally-known Chicago Jazz singer whose 2013 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was described as "mightily good" by the New York Times; Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet (Jeff is the sax player from the Dave Mathews Band and the Flecktones) playing jazz fusion;  and Chicago Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop band Liquid Soul, coming back for their second year.

Our Colorado performers include Denver Jazz trumpeter and composer Ron Miles; returning performersConjunto Colores, a Salsa and Latin Jazz group just guaranteed to get you up and dancing; and the Steve Kovalchek Trio, who will be performing straight-ahead Jazz featuring Kovalchek on guitar.

The festival kicks off with the Colorado Jazz Group Lions— a group of student musicians who will have completed a three-day workshop with saxophonists Jeff Coffin and Mars Williams under the umbrella of the newly-formed nonprofit Colorado Jazz Group. These musicians represent the future of Jazz in Colorado!

09•01•2014 - Avogadro's 8th Annual Jazz Festival
1 pm – 10 pm - Labor day
   Avogadro’s 7thAnnual Avo’s Jazz Festival,  www.avogadros.com 
Avogadro’s is located at 605 S. Mason is Fort Collins, CO


04•23•2015 - 04•25•2015 - UNC/Greeley 44thAnnual Jazz Festival
UNC/Greeley 44thAnnual Jazz Festival - final dates TBD
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, UCCC Monfort Concert Hall, 701 10th Ave. Greeley

05•16•2015 - 05•17•2015 - Estes Park Jazz Festival
Estes Park Jazz Festival
Saturday & Sunday final dates TBD
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
 Date and line up TBD

This is a free event at Performance Park Amphitheatre, 417 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517