Boulder Jazz Calendar

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 Musicians: For guidelines for inclusion in the calendar, please see the bottom of the page.

BOULDER JAZZ PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/18- 8/25

Fri. 8/18

Deborah Stafford Swingtet, 7 – 10 pm. $12 suggested cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.

Sat. 8/19

Holly and the Husbands, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No cover. Tandoori Grill, 619 S. Broadway.
Vocalist Holly De Hoog performs sweet and soulful standards.
Holly De Hoog, vocals; Andy Weyl, keyboards; Brian Casey, bass.

Smooth E and the Grooves, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.

Banshee Tree, 9 pm. No cover. License #1 (in the basement of the Boulderado Hotel, formerly the Catacombs), 2115 13th St.
Gypsy jazz, blues and ragtime.

Sun. 8/20

Espresso!, 9:30 – 11:30 am (weather permitting). No cover. Spruce Confections, 767 Pearl St.
Gypsy jazz and swing.

Sundays at Vic’s, 12 noon – 2 pm. No cover. Vic’s Cafe, 2680 Broadway.
Standards and jazz in all flavors. This is a great place to introduce kids to live jazz. Half the fun is seeing who drops by to sit in for a song or two.
Scott Martin, piano; Gary Sloan, bass; BK Kahn, drums.

Flex with Art Lande (An Amy Biondo House Concert), 7 pm. $15 cover. To get an invitation and the address, contact amybiondo@artlande.com or 720.936.2517.
“Flex embodies flexibility, flexion of muscle and mind…and the inflection of a wide range of musical influences.”
Originals, standards, open improvisation.
Art Lande, piano; Gonzalo Teppa, bass; Dru Heller, drums.

Mon. 8/21

Jazz Jam with Rico Jones, 4 pm – 5:30 pm. No cover. Vic’s Cafe, 2680 Broadway.
This will be the last jam of the summer, as Jones is headed back to New York to continue his jazz studies.

Tues. 8/22

Ned Trio, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Brazilian jazz.

Swing music, 9 pm. No cover. The No-Name Bar, 1325 Broadway (through the unmarked wooden door to the right of Cosmo’s pizza.)
There is swing music every Tuesday at the No-Name, a warm and inviting little gem of a bar tucked into the corner of a strip mall on the Hill. The crowd is congenial, and despite the location, it’s not a rowdy college bar.

Weds. 8/23

Ron LeGault Quintet, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Standards, jazz classics, and a few surprises.
Ron LeGault, piano; Curtis Fox, trombone; Andrew Vogt, saxophones; Dave Weinand, bass; Andreas Schmid, drums..

Fleedami, 9 pm. No cover. The No-Name Bar, 1325 Broadway (through the unmarked wooden door to the right of Cosmo’s pizza.)
Everything from standards to postmodern jazz.

Thurs. 8/24

Purple Squirrel, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
A vibrant, hard-charging mix of jazz, funk, and blues.
Chris Malley, guitar; Bob Schlesinger, keyboards; Mark Diamond, bass; Matt Amundson, drums.

George Nelson Trio, 8 pm. No cover. License #1 (in the basement of the Boulderado Hotel, formerly the Catacombs), 2115 13th St.
Piano man Nelson has spent decades honing his craft.

Note: I only list personnel if I have spoken to or heard from the musicians and know who will be playing a particular gig.
GUIDELINES FOR INCLUSION IN BOULDER JAZZ CALENDAR

-Events must be in Boulder and be jazz-related. A fusion of jazz with other styles is OK.

-Please send information to jazzinboulder@gmail.com by 7 pm Thursday evening. (I send the calendar out on Thursday night or Friday morning covering that Friday through the following Friday.) You can send me information on gigs up to a month or so in advance.

-Include start time (and end time if you know it), if there is a cover, suggested cover or no cover, and venue name. You can list personnel for the gig if you like (please include instruments played). You can include copy about the band or its members or links to your website, EPK, etc. I will edit to keep entries short and punchy. (If I haven’t heard you before it helps to have an idea of what you do.)

-I send out corrections but not updates. (I don’t send a lot of emails to the list–this helps keep people interested and engaged.)

 

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