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Jazz in the Garden 2017: It's a Great Season, and You're Invited!
Rain or shine, the Grace and St. Stephen's Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert Series is the best place to be in Colorado Springs at 7 pm on Friday nights. Great music, gorgeous gardens and a perfect place for families and friends to gather over picnics. The concerts, began in 2010 as a way to extend the parish’s commitment to building community through music are free to all. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to be blown away by this season's line-up -- new, old, tried and true you don't want miss a single one!
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Fri., Jun 2 at 7pm: The Liberty Belles
Jazz in the Garden is pleased to open our eighth season with the Liberty Belles, a 1940s-style trio in the style of the Andrews Sisters, who are the hit of Colorado Springs. Performing regularly at festivals and venues throughout the city, the Liberty Belles are clearly the life of the party with their dazzling visual appeal, beautiful vocalism and outstanding musicianship.
Fri., Jun. 16 at 7pm: Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band
Gregory Goodloe’s appearances each year have been a crowd favorite, and we are delighted to have them on the schedule for 2017. You’ll be dancing in the aisles as the Light Years Ahead band brings their unique sound and audience rapport back to Jazz in the Garden.
Fri., Jun. 30 at 7pm: Tony Exum, Jr.
Join us for some of the best smooth jazz in Colorado Springs or anywhere. Exum’s smile and sense of humor effortlessly connects him with his audience. He exudes the unique chemistry of passionately seductive soul, flirtatious solos reminiscent of old school R&B, all while bringing his captivated audience to its feet.
Fri. Jul. 14 at 7pm: Moses Jones Quintet
The Moses Jones Quintet creates a unique mix of smooth jazz and funk. The group plays regularly at Cucuru in Old Colorado City, several locations in Denver and many private events. We love the energy they bring to Jazz in the Garden.
Fri., Jul. 28 at 7pm: Hennessy 6
A native of Colorado Springs, Sean Hennessy is regarded as “one of America’s most gifted composer/instrumentalists” and is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. A trumpet soloist of deep essence, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz.
Fri. Aug. 11 at 7pm: Air Force Academy Falconaires
A driving force in the jazz world, this biggest of big bands, the Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires specialize in the best of traditional and contemporary big band jazz.
Fri., Aug. 25 at 7pm: The WirePilots
Jazz in the Garden is thrilled to introduce The WirePilots to Colorado Springs. A contemporary jazz quartet who play all original music. Led by guitarist and composer Dan Rubright, the WirePilots have recently released their first CD, The Short Way Home.
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