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Jazz Fest & Art Walk This Weekend


jazz-fest-2014Take in the beauty of Estes Park, the art in numerous galleries and listen to the sounds of jazz. Estes Park’s free annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend kicks of the season in style Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014. What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amidst the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater?

For two days the mountains are alive with the sounds of great jazz at the outdoor amphitheater at Performance Park. The Estes Park Jazz fest has become one of Colorado’s premier Jazz Festivals, noted for its commitment to excellence in Jazz. Presenting the finest national and regional Jazz artists, the festival features stellar line-ups of performers, representing the music from New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into the music’s vibrant future. At the 24th annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & musicians over two days. Visitors will also enjoy exploring unique galleries exhibiting exceptional art. Art Walk maps are available at the Jazz Festival in Performance Park and at the Cultural Art Council Fine Art Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.

Festival Schedule:

All performances except Saturday evening music are located at Performance Park, 417 West Elkhorn Ave.

Saturday, May 17

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Estes Park Jazz Big Band, Swingin’ Big Band Sounds

1:05-2:10 p.m.

Manuel Lopez and The Latin Jazz Trio featuring Maria Lopez. Latin Jazz and Cuban classics

2:30-3:40 p.m.

The Max Wagner Quartet, Modern Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Vocals

4:00-5:00 p.m.

United States Air Force Falconaires, Modern Big Band Jazz

All Day – Art Walk, browse the Estes Park Art Galleries. Art Walk maps located at the Jazz Festival and the Cultural Arts Council, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Evening Jazz Downtown at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant. The Max Wagner Quartet, Reservations Suggested 970-586-3330. (see ad at left)

Sunday, May 18

12:00-1:20 p.m.

Myra Warren with The Ellyn Rucker Quartet,Swinging Jazz Vocalist with top flight Jazz Group

1:45-3:15 p.m.

Festival Headliner: SAX APPEAL -New York saxophone Legends: Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison

3:40-5:00 p.m.

Scott Martin with Devoted To The Standard, Classics of The Great American Songbook

All Day – Art Walk, browse the Estes Park Art Galleries. Art Walk maps located at the Jazz Festival and the Cultural Arts Council, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.

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