On Sunday, August 20th, from 1:30 to 5pm, it’s the annual Denver Jazz Club Potluck Picnic, at the home of Decker and Ann Westerberg (310 Shadycroft Dr) in Littleton. The Denver Jazz Club furnishes brats, burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Admission is $10.
Please bring a dish to share – salad, appetizer, dessert or snack, and enjoy an afternoon of great music and socializing!
At the picnic it’s the terrific sounds of Your Father’s Mustache Band! Current band members include: Joe Petrucelli, banjo; Charlie Smith, trumpet; Andrew Vogt, clarinet and baritone sax; Jason Petrucelli, trombone; Ray Leake, Piano; Roger Johns, bass; Jim Moore, drums; and Mike Johnson, washboard.
The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform from 1:30-2pm, and in between the 3 sets of Your Father’s Mustache Band.
On Sunday, July 16th, you’re in for a real treat – The Neil Bridge 7+ and Karen Lee. They will perform from 2 until 5pm at the Westminster Elks Club. Neil Bridge is a classic American jazz musician, who has accompanied Mel Torme, Anita O’Day, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Staton, Johnny Smith, the Mills Brothers, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt and many more. He was a pianist with the Denver Symphony, and performed with Henry Mancini, Richard Hayman, Steve Allen, Rich Little and Nelson Riddle. This seven piece band consists of Neil Bridge, piano, Ron Bland, bass, Larry “LT” Thompson, drums, Dr. Walter Barr, trumpet, Al Hermann, trombone, Chuck Schneider, reeds, and Karen Lee, vocals. All the musical arrangements for The Neil Bridge 7+ are written by Neil himself.
The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform at approximately 3:50pm. This will be the 2016-17 DJC Youth All-Stars’ final Club performance. The 2017-18 DJC Youth All-Stars will also be featured on a selection during the band’s abbreviated set.