Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Breckenridge
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Music Scene is a series of briefs that runs in the Summit Daily News every Friday, highlighting live music from around the county. If you are a band or venue that would like to have your shows featured in the newspaper, email arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday, July 5
Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Breck
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will take the stage at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, part of the Breckenridge Music Festival’s Blue River Series. Composed of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, and The Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, this big band performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk and many others. Tickets are $75 to $98 and are on sale now at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at http://www.breckcreate.org.
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Founder’s Day in Frisco
The town of Frisco will host its Founder’s Day celebration on Sunday, July 5, with free live music throughout the day at Chez’ Place Gazebo, including a performance by a chamber ensemble from the National Repertory Orchestra at 11 a.m., music by the Summit Concert Band at 1 p.m. and a concert with bluegrass band Local Folk at 3 p.m. In addition, Summit Advocates for Gifted Education will be selling lemonade and ice cream as a fundraiser. For more information on this and other free concerts in Frisco, call (970) 668-3428 or visit friscohistoricpark.com.
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, July 5, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
DooWop Denny in Frisco for 16th season
DooWop Denny’s rocking oldies show continues its 16th season at Frisco’s Blue Spruce Inn on Sunday, July 5. A lifelong guitar-vocal entertainer, DooWop Denny delivers a feel-good mix of 1950s and ’60s oldies, island tunes, slow dancing and more. His knack for connecting with the audience and playing to the crowd brings excitement to the dance floor, smiles to faces and a whole lot of fun to Main Street Frisco. The music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.doowopdenny.com for more information.
Monday, July 6
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 8. Schlaefer writes personal acoustic blues about his life in the Colorado High Country. “Even though these songs were written above 9,000 feet, they still sound firmly rooted in delta mud,” the artist said of his album, “The Sweet Honey Mead,” released in 2002. “Dressed in plain spoken words, that sound cuts to the core of the human experience and reveals the indomitability of our souls.” The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, July 7
Free concert series continues in Vail
Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series continues Tuesday, July 7, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail with Nahko and Medicine for the People. Recently, Nahko discussed his successes, his philosophies, his music, and his life with Huffington Post, who called Nahko’s music “beautiful and stirring.” Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip-hop and folk rock with a world message. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the main act taking the stage at 6:30. Visit http://www.vvf.org or follow “Vail Free Concerts” on Facebook to learn more.
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings world, Latin jazz to Breckenridge with Boureas on Tuesday, July 7, with Thomas Haupt on classical guitar and Todd Anders Johnson on cajon and vocals. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com or call (970) 453-6974 for more information.
Wednesday, July 8
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, July 8, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, July 9
HillBenders play Concert in the Park
Springfield, Missouri, bluegrass quintet The HillBenders head to the Frisco Historic Park on Thursday, July 9, for the Concert in the Park series. With their high-octane shows, tight harmonies and instrumental prowess, this band has been winning fans and making waves at every festival it’s been invited to and consequently re-invited to since its formation in 2008. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit High Country Conservation Center. For more information, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com, or call (800) 424-1554.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, July 9. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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