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Irvin Mayfield Quintet up next for Summer of Jazz series

The second concert in the Summer of Jazz series, the Irvin Mayfield Quintet, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the band shell at Two Rivers Park.

The concerts run every Wednesday through July 23.

Mayfield has joined the ranks of New Orleans trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton. He’s performed with Marsalis, Payton and Blanchard as well as Quincy Jones, Chucho Valdes, Ani DiFranco, Doc Cheatham and Ellis Marsalis. He’s appeared in jazz festivals and clubs in the United States, Japan, Europe, and Central and South America.



Mayfield is the leader of Hombres Calientes, a modern jazz collaboration that incorporates Cuban, African and South American musical influences. Los Hombres Calientes’ debut CD won Billboard’s Latin Music Award for Contemporary Latin Jazz Album of the Year.

As usual there will be good eats offered by the Eighth St. Deli and Jeff’s Italian Ices. Bring a picnic, but no glass and no dogs, please.



Although the concerts are free, donations are appreciated. The organizers raise money through T-shirt sales and volunteers pass donation buckets during intermission. Give generously.

Bob and Mary Noone of Glenwood Springs, who launched the concert series 18 years ago, are, well, jazzed about this summer’s lineup.

Check out this year’s poster and T-shirts. The design is the work of Denver graphic artist David Poole. He recently returned to Colorado after 19 years in Dallas, where he worked for several national publications. His work has earned him gold medals at the Dallas Society of Illustrators annual shows and other honorable mentions.

The original art for the Summer of Jazz poster is a 30-by-40-inch acrylic and oil pastel on canvas.

It is currently on display and for sale at the Main Street Gallery in Glenwood Springs.


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