Experience the lively, exotic sounds of the Caribbean islands in our landlocked state. Steel pannist Jonathan Scales along with his band Fourchestra—a trio featuring a bright mix of jazz, R&B, and jam band sounds—will perform a selection from their self-titled release out this summer. Fri 7:30 p.m.
They have the traditional jazz band setup with the piano-bass-drums combo, but traditional is one thing this trio is not. Along with performing their own original compositions, the group puts a unique spin on other genres—they’ve covered everything from Black Sabbath to Stravinsky. Sat 9 p.m.
The Colorado Symphony launches its season with a tribute to Borodin, Glazunov, and Shostakovich—three of Russia's greatest composers. Headlining performer Branford Marsalis, a master jazz saxophonist, won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance in 1992. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.
Nationally acclaimed jazz ensembles and niche wine seminars harmonize during this sophisticated weekend affair. Enrich your knowledge about different winemaking regions, the nuances of flavors, and the finest vineyard blends. Fri 7-9 p.m.; Sat 12-6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Experience the harmony of wine and jazz at this two-day festival. Expand your wine knowledge with informative seminars and tastings, while tuning into exciting music from artists like Hazel Miller, Elan Trotman and Lin Rountree, the Bryan Savage Band, and Louis Colaiannia. The festivities kick off Friday night with a mountain-top tasting at the River Run Gondola. Fri-Sun, times vary.
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