Estes Park Jazz Big Band

The Estes Park Jazz Big Band will present an evening concert on Wednesday, July 3 starting at 7:00 p.m. The free concert will be held at Performance Park, Estes Park’s outdoor performance facility located on west Elkhorn Avenue. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert, part of the Wednesday Night Live Concert Series, will be performed, rain or shine.

Chuck Varilek will direct the local jazz band which is in its 27th year of providing music for Estes Park residents and visitors.

Featured vocalists for this concert will be Jan McCown Ertl, Julie Varilek and Loren Johnson, accompanied by the Jazz Big Band.

Jan McCown Ertl and Julie Varilek will be featured on a duet singing “Bei Mir Bist du Schon.” McCown Ertl will also sing “I Thought About You.” Johnson will channel Bobby Darin on “Mack The Knife.”

In addition to the vocal selections, the Big Band will perform big band standards including Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train,” Neil Hefti’s “Li’l Darlin’,” Glenn Miller’s “A String Of Pearls” and “American Patrol” and Tommy Dorsey’s “I’ll Never Smile Again.” The band will also perform several other songs in a variety of styles.

The Estes Park Jazz Big Band is made up of musicians from Estes Park and surrounding communities.

For more information about the band or the concert, please contact Chuck Varilek at 970-227-8704.

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