It is so wonderful to see the fresh, green grass; tiny leaf buds on the trees and flowering shrubs, migrating birds returning, and warm wonderful sunshine coaxing the daffodils from their winter sleep. Wildlife is waking, returning, eating their way back and forth up and down Fall River Road as we begin to bloom and prepare to welcome visitors in high mountain style to the 24th annual Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014.
The Estes Park Jazz fest has become one of Colorado’s premier Jazz Festivals, presenting the finest national and regional artists, representing everything from classic to modern and even futuristic Jazz. Enjoy music from seven bands and enjoy exploring unique galleries exhibiting exceptional art. Art Walk maps are available at the Jazz Festival in Performance Park and at the Cultural Art Council Fine Art Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.
SATURDAY, MAY 17TH
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Estes Park Jazz Big Band, Swingin’ Big Band Sounds
1:05pm – 2:10pm – Manuel Lopez & The Latin Jazz Trio w/ Maria Lopez. Latin and Cuban style
2:30pm – 3:40pm – The Max Wagner Quartet, Modern Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Vocals
4:00pm – 5:00pm – United States Air Force Falconaires, Modern Big Band Jazz
All Day – Art Walk, browse the Estes Park Art Galleries. Art Walk maps located at the Jazz Festival and the Cultural Arts Council, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave.
6:30pm – 9:30pm Evening Jazz Downtown at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant. The Max Wagner Quartet, Reservations Suggested 970-586-3330
SUNDAY, MAY 18TH
12:00pm – 1:20pm – Myra Warren & The Ellyn Rucker Quartet – Swing Style
1:45pm – 3:15pm – Festival Headliner: SAX APPEAL -New York saxophone Legends: Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison
3:40pm – 5:00pm – Scott Martin – Classics of The Great American Songbook