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Glenwood gets jazzy with guitarist, trombonist and swing vocalist

April E. Clark
Post Independent Staff
Special to the Post IndependentDoug Wamble will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Two Rivers Park as part of the free Summer of Jazz concert series.

Three noted jazz musicians will have Glenwood Springs swingin’ at jazz concerts Friday and Wednesday.

The Valley Jazz Concert Series presents world-renowned trombonist Dan Barrett and jazz singer Kathy Morrow at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Valley Inn. The Walt Smith Quartet ” comprised of Smith on piano, Walter Hanselmann on guitar, Mark Gray on bass and Maury Allen on drums ” will accompany the pair.

Barrett recently performed in the Sacramento Jazz Festival after returning from a spring trip to Europe. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall with musicians such as Woody Herman, Joe Bushkin and the Boston Pops Orchestra. He was a member of Benny Goodman’s last orchestra and has played the role of jazz trombonist in movies including “The Cotton Club,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Sleepy Time Gal,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” and “Everyone Says I Love You.”

Morrow, who sang at Walt Smith’s annual fall jazz party in Snowmass, has performed in Europe and Asia during her career. A local favorite, she often plays Club Chelsea and Zino’s in Vail.

Tickets for the Friday performance are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The free Summer of Jazz concert series continues in Glenwood, next week featuring jazz guitarist Doug Wamble at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Two Rivers Park. Wamble will play selections from his newest CD, which Branford Marsalis produced. Traveling during the early parts of his career has helped Wamble and his band encompass a variety of music styles in their shows.

“Playing night after night … really defined what we were. The experience focused us more in a jazz direction, but, in an odd way, it brought out the other eclectic stuff as well, all of the blues and gospel stuff,” Wamble said on his Web site. “The road allowed the disparate elements to come together in a more cohesive way. We’ve melded my wild influences into something coherent.”

The Summer of Jazz season will close with the July 20 performance by Jon Cleary.

Contact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. 518

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