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Jazz in the Garden

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.

Our 2018 season kicks off on Fr., June 1, 2018! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to be blown away by some of the best music to be found in the city -- new, old, tried and true you don't want miss a single one! We're grateful to our sponsors who -- with you -- make this possible!

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Want to receive a notice when we update our schedule each season, and an email about each concert? Just click here, click on the Sign Up button, enter your name and email and select Jazz. We promise that we will send one email a few days before each concert, and that we do not share email addresses or send you information you have not signed up for. Honest!

  • Fri., June 1, 2018 Tony Exum, Jr.
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    Join us for some of the best smooth jazz in Colorado Springs or anywhere as we kick off our season with the incomparable Tony Exum, Jr. 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.

  • Fri., June 15, 2018 Air Force Academy Falconaires
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    The Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires specialize in the best of traditional and contemporary big band jazz. The Falconaires will get your feet moving as they play everything from classics to the newest arrangements.

  • Fri. June 29, 2018 Gregory Goodloe and the Light Years Ahead Band
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    Gregory Goodloe’s appearances each year have been a crowd favorite, and we are thrilled to have them on the schedule. 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., July 13, 2018 Barbara Ernst and Mistura Bela
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    Jazz in the Garden welcomes back the unique sounds of Barbara Ernst and Mistura Bela. Their combination of bossa nova, Brazilian sambas, swing and Latin jazz is a hit from Cucuru Gallery or Rico's Cafe & Wine Bar to the Denver Art Museum.

  • Fri., July 27, 2018 Grass It Up
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    Stretching our style this year, Jazz in the Garden reaches out to the best in local bluegrass. Their original songs and melodic instrumentation bend the rules and make them a perfect fit for our jazz-loving audience.

  • Fri. August 10, 2018 Hennessy 6
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    Sean Hennessy is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. 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. His most recent recording features the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.

  • Fri., Aug. 24, 2018 The WirePilots
    7 pm
    Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

    Led by guitarist and composer Dan Rubright, The WirePilots released their first CD, The Short Way Home in 2017. After a thrilling performance last year, Jazz in the Garden is excited to bring them back just in time for the introduction of their second album.