DJC Youth All-Stars to Perform in the 2015 Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee (May 22-5)

DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS TO PERFORM IN THE 2015 SACRAMENTO MUSIC FESTIVAL & JUBILEE (MAY 22-5)

Performance Details:

Artist: DJC Youth All Stars
Tour: Sacramento Music Festival
Date: 05/22/15 – 05/25/15
Venue: Sacramento Music Festival – Various Festival Stages
City: Sacramento, California
Admission: Badge Required for Non-Youth Performances
Age restrictions: All Ages
Notes: Fri-Various Times, Street Performances; Sat-10am, Parade; Various Times, Possible Street Performances; 6:30pm, Delta King Theater; 8pm, Jam @ Round Table Pizza; 9:30pm, Delta King Dock; Sun-11:30am, Pony Express; 2:30pm, Round Table; 8:30pm, Jam @ Round Table; 10pm, Pony Express; Mon-10am, Pony Express; 1pm. Pony Express; and 2:30pm, Delta King Dock

Sunday, May 17th – Westminster Elks Lodge: Vern Baumer’s Mile High Jazz Gathering (1:30-5pm)

On Sunday, May 17th, you’re in for a real treat – Vern Baumer’s Mile High Jazz Gathering. They will perform from 1:30 until 5pm at the Westminster Elks Club. Clarinetist and vocalist Vern Baumer has been active on the Denver jazz scene since 1970, when he formed the New Orleans Jazz Gathering. Over the years since, the band has played regular gigs at various bars, restaurants and jazz festivals. Joining Vern for this date will be Kevin Bollinger, trumpet; Ed Stephen, guitar; Bobby Green, Piano; Rory Thomas, banjo; Bill Blackman, bass; and Bill Watkins, drums. The UCD Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2pm.

The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform at approximately 3:50pm. This will be their last performance at the Denver Jazz Club before their Sacramento performance tour!

DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS TO PERFORM AT BOULDER’S PEARL STREET MALL (FRIDAY, MAY 15TH, 4:30-9:30PM PERFORMANCE SETS)

DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS TO PERFORM AT BOULDER’S PEARL STREET MALL

Performance Details:

Artist: DJC Youth All Stars
Date: 05/15/15
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Boulder Mall
City: Boulder
Admission: FREE
Age restrictions: All Ages
Notes: 4:30-9:30pm Performances (1 hour dinner break) We will be located in the breezeway, on the 1200 block, on the south side of Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, next to the Wells Fargo Bank.

The May-June Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is Here!

The May/June 2015 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the May 17th performance of Vern Baumer and the Mile High Jazz Gathering. Clarinetist and vocalist Vern Baumer has been active on the Denver jazz scene since 1970. Vern has worked with Big Tiny Little, the Summit Ridge Jazz Band, the High Sierra Jazz Band and the Wild Bill Davidson Legacy Band, with Tom Saunders. He has even played in the famous Washboard Concert at Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay. Joining Vern for the Denver Jazz Club performance will be Kevin Bollinger, trumpet; Ed Stephen, guitar; Rory Thomas, banjo; Bobby Green, piano; Bill Blackman, bass; and Bill Watkins, drums.

The newsletter will also cover the performance of the Poudre River Irregulars on Sunday, June 21st. Noted for their exuberant energy and sound musicianship, they draw much of their inspiration from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, but play a wide variety of traditional jazz, from ragtime through the classics of the twenties and thirties up to early swing. Founder Bob Cooke retired in 2010, and the band’s current “regular irregulars” include leader Len Kellogg, trombone; Dave Dale, bass; Oscar DeZoto, drums; Ray Leake, piano; Charlie Smith, trumpet; Rory Thomas, banjo; and Clark Burnside, clarinet.

May-Jun 2015 DJC Newsletter

You will also find columns by Walt Hewitt, Peter Robinson and John Sobott. The Adams County Historical Society’s D-Day Remembered Celebration is announced, along with the results of the recent 2015-16 DJC Youth All-Star auditions.

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PRESENTING THE 2015-16 DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY SELECTED 2015-16 DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS

Ellington Jenkins, Clarinet, Freshman at Denver School of the Arts
Jack Wilkinson, Tenor Sax, Freshman at Fairview HS
Brent Ingle, Trumpet, Junior at Arvada HS
Gabby Aragon, Trombone, Junior at Mead HS                                                       Mika Smith, Banjo/Vocals, Sophomore at Chaparral HS
Leilani Osmundson, Piano, Junior at Horizon HS
Paige Langley, Bass, Junior at Englewood HS
Jon Hunt, Drums, Junior at Englewood HS

THIS WILL BE ANOTHER FANTASTIC BAND!!!!!!!!!!!