New for 2015…
Nicki Parrott & Friends
International star Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals, piano sensation Brian Holland (remember him from the Evergreen Ragtime Bash?), all-world guitarist Andy Reiss and Grammy-winner Danny Coots on drums. Wow!
New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Their name traces all the way back to the Eagle Saloon in old New Orleans, and their sound has the same deep roots.
Lost Weekend Western Swing Band
That wonderful music of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys and other notables of the genre is another big reason the Festival will be swingin’ all weekend!
Felonius Smith Trio
Blues! Blues! Blues! Their haunting, authentic sound harkens back to the bottleneck blues players of the 1920s and 30s.
And Welcome Back …
Carl Sonny Leyland Trio
Queen City Jazz Band with Wende Harston
and many more of your Festival favorites!
When it all started, many in the jazz world must have thought, “That Colorado altitude has taken its toll on those guys. Start a traditional jazz festival in this era?”
But a small group of dedicated jazz-lovers did just that, and to the amazement of many, this July we present the fourteenth rendition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival. It promises to be another outstanding event, living up to the enthusiastic description by a national columnist as “the best jazz festival anywhere!”
Located just 30 minutes southwest of Denver, the scenic mountain community of Evergreen provides an idyllic setting for the 3-day event. Five distinctive, intimate venues ranging from a church to a bar and grill give audiences a delightful variety of up-close-and-personal listening experiences. And the music? Just check this year’s lineup! Absolutely top quality musicians, as always.
No big crowds. No big stages. No big sound systems. Just a big jazz experience you’re sure to enjoy. Browse the website and check out this video to get an idea of what a special time this is. Then, make your plans to join us for the 2015 Evergreen Jazz Festival!