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 16th annual festival so successful - all of you who attended, all of the musicians who performed, and the following generous supporters: SCFD, the City of Longmont, Longmont Community & Neighborhood Services, Longmont Community Foundation, the Lanyon Fund, Boulder County Arts Alliance, Jamey Aebersold, Evergreen Jazz Festival, Longmont's Residence Inn by Marriott, Vail Jazz, Nissi's, Oskar Blues, Dickens Opera House, Racheli's Italian Restaurant and Deli, the Used Book Emporium, Jensen Music, the Drum Shop, Tribes Drums, KGNU, KUVO, Deere & Ault Consultants. Without your support, our festival would not be possible. THANK YOU!
11:00-11:45 a.m. - Longmont All Star Jazz Band - The Longmont All Star Jazz Band is comprised of the top jazz students in the Longmont area. Students audition to be in the band. There are seven different high schools represented in the All Stars. www.longmontallstars.com
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Clinic with Paul Romaine and the Longmont Jazz All Stars - Paul Romaine has led, recorded, or performed with countless combinations of the Denver area's best players and with many internationally acclaimed artists. He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, and serves on the music faculty of CU-Boulder and Metropolitan State University.
12:45-1:45 p.m. - Big Swing Trio - The Big Swing Trio is steeped in the jazz tradition, yet pushes the boundaries in all directions!
2:00-3:00 p.m. - James Barela Quintet - Jazz musician James Barela's music has been defined as genre-bending, eclectic, engaging and imaginative. The music certainly is modern jazz fused with world music and contemporary musical trends.
3:15-4:15 p.m. - What's Cookin' Jazz Band - Denver natives Larry Campbell and Gene Smookler formed the band in 2009 with the best jazz talent in the Mile High City. This 10-piece band covers the entire spectrum of jazz from Bebop to Swing, Standards, Blues, Funk and more. www.whatscookinjazz.com
4:30-5:30 p.m. - Alfredo Muro Latin Jazz Ensemble - Amazing five piece band that explores different moods from exciting Latin Jazz, sambas, and bossa novas with jazzy inflections, to romantic and sentimental melodies and classical style, illustrated by lead guitarist Alfredo Muro's dazzling and sensitive technique. www.alfredomuro.com
5:45-6:45 p.m. - Fat City Mardi Gras Band - Think of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and you're almost there! Fat City Mardi Gras Band blends the best of the Fat Tuesday celebration music to make you wiggle in your seat.