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Summer of Jazz featuring all-New Orleans acts

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The Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz series is paying tribute to New Orleans throughout its eight-week run. The series presents free concerts in Two Rivers Park every Wednesday, June 7 to July 26.Summer of Jazz opens June 7 with clarinetist Dr. Michael White. The Jordan Family, a seven-piece jazz group including trumpeter Marlon Jordan, violinist Rachel Jordan, vocalist Stephanie Jordan and flutist Kent Jordan, perform June 14. Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews and Orleans Avenue is set for June 21.The Jason Marsalis/Jonathan Batiste Trio, featuring drummer Marsalis and pianist Batiste, both members of prominent New Orleans musical families, plays June 28. July 5 brings a double bill of the Wild Magnolias, a Mardi Gras-style parade act, and zydeco band Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience.The Irving Mayfield Quintet, led by trumpeter Mayfield, is set for July 12. The Jazz Vipers, a 1930s-style swing band, performs July 19. The series closes July 26 with the Soul Rebels Brass Band.All concerts take place at 7 p.m. in Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. For further information, go to http://www.summerofjazz.com.

June 7: Dr. Michael White June 14: The Jordan Family June 21: Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews and Orleans Avenue June 28: Jason Marsalis/Jonathan Batiste Trio July 5: Wild Magnolias followed by Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience July 12: Irving Mayfield Quintet July 19: The Jazz Vipers July 26: Soul Rebels Brass Band


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