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BOULDER JAZZ PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/23 – 6/30
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.
Phil Robinson Quintet, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Standards with an old-school vibe, seasoned with popular music spanning several decades. Robinson always showcases outstanding college musicians–come listen to the next generation of jazz.
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.
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.
Brad Goode’s Jazz Jam, 7 – 10 pm. No cover for musicians or fans. Treppeda’s, 300 2nd Ave, Niwot. (Let them know you are coming for the music when you make a reservation at (303) 652-1606.)
Internationally-renowned trumpeter Brad Goode, on the faculty of CU-Boulder’s jazz program, has run a weekly jazz jam for years. I love witnessing the unedited process of great musicians creating jazz together–this is your chance to peek behind the curtain.
Adam Bodine Trio, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Originals, standards, and creative interpretations of pop tunes spanning several decades.
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.
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.
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.
Gypsy Swing Revue, 7 – 10 pm. Voluntary cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
Vocal and instrumental gypsy jazz and swing.
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 email@example.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.)