This year's festival is over. We hope you were one of our many happy attendees. If not, see below for what you missed and plan to attend next year!
Thanks to everyone who made our 17th annual festival so successful - all of you who attended, all of the musicians who performed, our wonderful volunteers and the following generous supporters: SCFD, the City of Longmont, Longmont Community & Neighborhood Services, Longmont Community Foundation, the Lanyon Fund, Jamey Aebersold, Evergreen Jazz Festival, Vail Jazz, Dickens Opera House, Racheli's Italian Restaurant and Deli, Barbed Wire Books, the Sun Rose Cafe, Two Dog Diner, Luna Cafe, Great Harvest Bread Co., Samples World Bistro, the Drum Shop, Tribes Drums, KGNU, KUVO, Deere & Ault Consultants, Max Media Solutions and the Longmont Artist's Guild. Without your support, our festival would not be possible. THANK YOU!
11:00-11:45 a.m. - Longmont Jazz All Stars - Under the direction of Bill Wilkinson, this band is made up of the top jazz students from Longmont area high schools. www.longmontallstars.com
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Bob Montgomery Clinic with the Longmont Jazz All Stars - Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist and educator who has earned many awards. He will work with the All Stars in a clinic that will be informative and interesting to both musicians and non-musicians.
12:45-1:45 p.m. - Dana Landry 7 on 7 - The music of 7 ON 7 is melodic and contagious, and their debut release, Back When It Was Fun, reached the Top 50 of the national Jazz Week Chart. With Clay Jenkins (trumpet), Don Aliquo (saxophone), Paul McKee (trombone), Dana Landry (piano), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), Erik Applegate (bass), and Chris Smith (drums). www.artistalliancerecords.com
2:00-3:00 pm. - MHQ Sextet - The MHQ Sextet plays standards, jazz standards and original music in unique arrangements that showcase the jazz improvisations of the six world class musicians and features Bob Montgomery, Al Hermann and Josh Quinlan. www.bobmontgomery.net
3:15-4:15 p.m. - The Vibe Tribe - Featuring the unique sound of the vibraphone, the Vibe Tribe plays Dixieland and swing with a twist. With vibraphone, clarinet, trumpet, piano, bass and drums, they play toe-tappin', finger snappin' jazz reminiscent of Louis Armstrong and the 1920s jazz age. www.myspace.com/jazzvibetribe
4:30-5:30 p.m. - Brad Goode Quintet - Brad Goode performs Jazz Fusion music that combines world beats, familiar melodies, and exotic experimental harmonies. His virtuosic trumpet style is unique and original. His band features West African drummer Paa Kow, playing on tribal drums carved from trees in his village in Ghana. www.bradgoode.com
5:45-6:45 p.m. - Ginga - Ginga has been dazzling audiences with the captivating rhythms and energy of traditional Brazilian music for over a decade. Cultivated in Boulder, Colorado and comprised of some of the best jazz, classical, and salsa musicians on the Front Range, Ginga is THE powerhouse Brazilian band in Colorado. www.gingaband.com