Lineup for S’mass concerts includes Daúde, Ruffins |

Lineup for S’mass concerts includes Daúde, Ruffins

Aspen Times writer
New Orleans trumpeter and singer Kermit Ruffins is among the acts scheduled for the 2004 Free Snowmass Summer of Music Series. Aspen Times photo/Stewart Oksenhorn.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Snowmass Village Resort Association have announced the lineup for the 2004 Free Snowmass Summer of Music Series. The series of concerts, scheduled mostly on Thursday evenings, are held outdoors on Fanny Hill.

Opening the series on June 23, a Wednesday, is Daúde, a female Brazilian singer. Daúde performs a style known as MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), a hybrid of bossa nova, samba and techno. June 30, also a Wednesday, brings Southern California rockabilly band Big Sandy and His Fly-Right Boys to Snowmass.

Long-running country-rockers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, featuring local singer Jimmy Ibbotson, plays Friday, July 2. Zydeco singer C.J. Chenier, son of zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier, is set for July 8. Jackie Green, a 22-year-old folk-rock-blues musician, makes his area debut July 15. An act to be announced will play a special Saturday concert on July 17.

New Orleans singer-trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, founding member of Rebirth Brass Band and current leader of the BBQ Swingers, plays his old-school jazz on July 22. Eric Lindell, a California-born, New Orleans-based r&b singer-guitarist, performs on July 29. Marcia Ball, the Texas boogie-woogie singer-pianist, is set for Aug. 5.

Irish-American band Solas brings its contemporary Celtic sound to the series on Aug. 12. A special Saturday concert on Aug. 14 will feature an artist to be announced. Los Mocosos, a San Francisco Latin funk band, is scheduled for Aug. 19. The series concludes Aug. 26 with Colorado bluesman Otis Taylor.

Concerts in the Free Snowmass Summer of Music Series begin at 6 p.m.