By BRET SAUNDERS
May 26, 2016 / UPDATED: 1 day ago
There are numerous returning jazz-focused mountain festivals scheduled for the summer season. The tradition and energy of the beloved Dick Gibson high-altitude jazz parties of the ‘60s abide.
27th Annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, June 4-5: It’s impressive how this small town has managed to stage a weekend-long series of concerts for more than a quarter of a century while keeping to admission price down to zero. Plenty of Colorado talent returns to Performance Park Amphitheater, including Max Wagner and Greg Gisbert, and they always manage to bring in a nationally known act. This year it’s vocalist Vanessa Rubin. The following weekend, on June 11, there will be a “Big Band Bash” at the same location. Get the lineup at visitestespark.com.
2016 Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience, June 24-July 2: At perhaps the Colorado mountain jazz festival with the highest profile, the headliners at Aspen’s Benedict Music Tent include bassist Marcus Miller and keyboard legend Booker T. on the instrumental side, and soulful pop vocalists Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson will help bring in the crowds. Singer Gregory Porter will appear at the JAS Café on June 23. Tickets and lodging packages are available at jazzaspensnowmass.com.
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