Glenwood gets jazzed for summer |

Glenwood gets jazzed for summer

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado
Drummer Cindy Blackman brings her quartet to the Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz concert series on July 16. (Contributed photo)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS The Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz series will present eight free concerts on Wednesday evenings at Glenwoods Two Rivers Park.The series opens June 4 with local pianist Walt Smith & Friends, featuring vocalist Kathy Morrow. The Ahmad Jamal Trio, led by the 77-year-old pianist, performs June 11. Steve Turre & Sanctified Shells, led by trombonist Turre, is set for June 18; Turre and his fellow brass players all double on tuned seashells.The series then takes a turn for New Orleans, with three consecutive concerts featuring musicians from the city: the Davell Crawford Movement, led by pianist Crawford, on June 25; the Hot 8 Brass Band, which mixes funk and R&B with jazz, on July 2; and the Marlon Jordan Quartet, featuring trumpeter Jordan, on July 9.The Cindy Blackman Quartet, led by drummer Blackman, who has played with Cassandra Wilson, Pharoah Sanders and Lenny Kravitz, is scheduled for July 16. The series closes with Kevin Mahoganys Kansas City Revue, featuring vocalist Mohagany playing the songs of Big Joe Turner. The show also features saxophonist Red Holloway, vocalist Kathy Kosins, and the Godfathers of Groove.All concerts in the series begin at 7 p.m.