Summer Festivals

Every year you can find us at jazz festivals across the state, and 2018 is no exception! Come on out, listen to some live jazz, and meet the KUVO gang.

MAY
5/5-6   Cinco de Mayo
5/12     Salute to Seniors Expo
5/19
   Five Points Jazz Festival
5/26   Denver Day of Rock

JUNE
6/1-3  Capitol Hill People's Fair - Civic Center Park
6/2-3     Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk
6/3     City Park Jazz: Jyemo Club
6/8-9  Greeley Blues Jam
6/9        Blues & Brews
6/9   Central Jazz
6/9-10   Art Students League-Summer Art Market
6/10   City Park Jazz: Katie Glassman & Snapshot
6/10   A Taste of Puerto Rico
6/16    Juneteenth Music Festival-Five Points
6/17   City Park Jazz: Hazel Miller w/Harmony Choir and special guests: Badda Boom Brass Band
6/22-30   Jazz Aspen Snowmass-June Experience
6/24   City Park Jazz: Paa Kow
6/30-7/1 Aurora Arts Festival

 

JULY
7/1     City Park Jazz: Euforquestra
7/4     Evergreen Music
Festival
7/5  Cine en e Parque:  Jumanji, Denver
7/5     Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
7/6-8  Cherry Creek Arts Festival
7/8     City Park Jazz: La Pompe Jazz
7/12  Cine en el Parque:  Black Panther, Denver
7/12     Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
7/13-15   Colorado Black Arts Festival
7/14-15 Keystone Wine & Jazz Fest
7/15     City Park Jazz: Pat Bianchi Trio
7/19   Cine en el Parque:  Coco, Commerce City
7/19    Vail Jazz  @ Vail Square
7/21     Bravo Vail Music Festival
7/21    Longmont Jazz Festival
7/21   Westminster Latino Festival
7/21-22  Winter Park Jazz Festival
7/22    City Park Jazz: Mistura Fina
7/26  Cine en el Parque:  Coco, Thornton
7/26    Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
7/27-29    Evergreen Jazz Festival
7/29  City Park Jazz: Sammy Mayfield
TBA    Chicano Music Festival

AUGUST
8/2      Vail Jazz @ Vail Square 
8/2  Cine en el Parque:  Black Panther, Commerce City
TBA     Hispanic Chamber of Commerce SABOR
8/3-5    Telluride Jazz Festival
8/5       City Park Jazz: Chris Daniels and the Kings w/Freddi Gowdy and special guests Tivoli Brass Band
8/8  Cine en el Parque:  Coco, Northglenn
8/9     Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
8/11     Blues & Brews
8/11    Live at the Vineyards
8/16     Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
8/23    Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
8/25  Trinidaddio Blues Festival --Trinidad
8/30-9/3 Vail Jazz Party! - Labor Day Weekend

SEPTEMBER

8/31-9/3  A Taste of Colorado
TBA    Central American Festival
9/7-9/9
  Inaugural Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival
9/14-16 Denver Jazz Festival
9/15  
Jazz on 2nd Ave, Niwot

Django Festival All-Stars at Vail Square | July 19

Jul 13, 2018

Honoring the music of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), the five All-Stars combine their stunning virtuosity and creative interpretations with Django’s driving, swinging style.  Rendered with great energy and precision by multiple guitars, bass, accordion and violin, the Django Festival All-Stars channel the brilliance and intensity of Django with infectious enthusiasm and world-class musicianship.

City Park Jazz: Pat Bianchi Trio | July 15

Jul 12, 2018

Two-time Grammy-nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll Pat Bianchi, has established himself as one of the principal organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity, and versatility are rivaled by few. His most recent release, A Higher Standard featuring Byron Landham and Craig Ebner, exemplifies Bianchi's superiority and finesse in the organ trio setting, bringing jazz standards to a completely 'higher' level. When Pat is not leading his own trio, he performs regularly with jazz guitar icon, Pat Martino.

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Back by popular demand, join the Denver Brass and 17th Avenue Allstars for Good Vibrations! Featuring classic hits worthy of any summer playlist, come relive the magic of America’s golden age of rock through the nostalgic sounds of The Beach Boys, Elvis, Earth Wind and Fire, The Beatles, Chicago, and more. Gather friends and family of all ages for a memorable evening under the stars!

Arturo Sandoval | July 14

Jul 8, 2018
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Cuban American jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer, Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. This Latin jazz pioneer and 10-time Grammy award winner delivers dynamic and vivacious live performances, captivating audiences with his lyrical improvisation and virtuoso capabilities.

City Park Jazz: La Pompe Jazz & Friends | July 8

Jun 28, 2018

La Pompe Jazz is a Denver band est. 2013. Inspired by a love of classic "Hot Club" style jazz, they are a group of musicians from Denver sharing an exploration of Gypsy jazz, blues, and American jazz standards with their own interpretations. They have become a fixture of the local swing dance scene with regular performances at many of the top dance nights.

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