Bring a friend and enjoy a beer or glass of wine while a colorful array of guest artists perform a wide variety of music in Founders Hall. Tickets just $15/Adults, $10/Seniors & Students!
CMF & CMA Students can purchase tickets for $1 and receive 50% off for one accompanying adult! CMF & CMA students play onstage before the concert begins. Talk to your teacher about the opportunity to participate in this valuable experience.
February 8 – Queen City Jazz Band
The Queen City Jazz Band has been honored by the Governor of Colorado, the Mayor of Denver, and the Denver City Council. The QCJB travels nationally and internationally and has recorded extensively. Now in its 53rd year, the QCJB brings the music of New Orleans to Denver.
The Queen City Jazz Band is recognized as one of the nations finest traditional jazz bands. Now in it’s 53rd year, the QCJB continues to delight its fans with the music of New Orleans played with energy and authenticity.
March 8 – - Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams
Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams’ throwback and stylish take on the honky tonk genre is a breath of fresh air amidst other wannabe retro acts. With some of the choicest players on the Front Range and a professionalism that is bar-none, the Hi Beams landed themselves on the famed NPR show “A Prairie Home Companion” in recent years and Wofford’s distinct vocals continue to garner the band well-earned attention. – Marquee Magazine, Boulder, CO.
April 12 – Wil Swindler’s Elevenet
The Elevenet is composer and saxophonist Wil Swindler‘s newest musical project. This unique ensemble, comprised of both improvisers and classical musicians, follows in the tradition of jazz great Gil Evans and his compositions for groups of 9-12 musicians. The group consists of two saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, 2 trumpets, trombone/euphonium, french horn, piano/gtr, bass, and drums. The musical material consists of original jazz compositions by Swindler as well as adaptations and arrangements of music from Gil Evans, Björk, the Beatles, and many more. Artistically, the Elevenet seeks new sounds within the jazz idiom. Swindler‘s orchestration exploits the instrumentation of the group to create unique textures and timbres that set his ensemble apart from other jazz groups. The music is cutting edge but very listenable and compelling for all audiences. The musicians in the Elevenet include Denver‘s finest professional improvisers and instrumentalists.