Genuine Jazz & Wine returns to Copper Mountain Resort
This weekend, the Genuine Jazz & Wine festival will once again pair smooth music with a selection of wines for its 31st year. The event will be held at Copper Mountain Resort from Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30, featuring national acts including artists such as Peter White, Paul Taylor, Euge Groove, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Marc Antoine, Brian Simpson and Dotsero. There will be a selection of red and white wines available to sample from Ruffino, Bluefield, Dreaming Tree, Ravenswood and more.
Weekend passes for the festival are available, as are Saturday-only tickets. There are a limited number of tickets available this year, as each seat will now be at a table. The festival offers two free shows on Saturday and Sunday with Quantum Jazz and The SoBo Four. Also featured on Sunday is the Genuine Jazz & Wine brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to noon. The brunch is $29.95 per person and includes a complimentary breakfast cocktail of a bloody mary or a wine sangria.
Friday evening features the Colorado band Dotsero. The band’s critically acclaimed album “Off the Beaten Path” launched them to national prominence in 1990, and the band has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, JVC Winter Park Jazz Fest, Jazz Trax Catalina Island Jazz Fest and The Cancun Jazz Festival, among others.
Peter White returns to Copper Mountain to headline on Saturday night. White’s first gig was at the age of 19, and a year later he joined Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland and the U.S. in 1975. In the ’80s, White moved to Los Angeles to form a band called Shot in the Dark with Stewart, and established a music publishing company called Lobster Music. After 15 years as a backup musician and a session player, White launched his solo recording career in 1990, and has appeared on recordings with Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others.
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On Sunday, saxophone player Kim Waters will take the stage. Waters has spent two decades in the music business with 16 Top Ten and 14 No. 1 singles, four No. 1 CDs and sales in excess of a million album units. His most recent solo album, “My Love,” is his 19th, and Waters has shared stages with the likes of Ray Charles, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Gerald Albright and Grover Washington, Jr.
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