Performances at the Longmont Jazz Festival

17th Annual Jazz Festival

July 18, 2015
Roosevelt Park Pavilion, Longmont

Enjoy live jazz performances for free in the Roosevelt Park Pavilion.  Bring a chair or blanket and spend the day with us.  Our lineup includes some of the best jazz musicians in the area.  With a variety of styles, there's something for everyone!


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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.