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Jazz Fest and Art Walk

Jazz Fest and Art Walk


The 24th annual Estes Park Jazz Festival will present seven Jazz groups over two days. The festival takes place on Saturday, May 17th, and on Sunday, May 18th, 2014, from Noon to 5pm at Performance Park. The Festival is presented free to the public courtesy of the Town of Estes Park and our sponsors. Visitors will also enjoy exploring unique galleries exhibiting exceptional art. Art Walk maps are available at the Jazz Festival in Performance Park and at the Cultural Art Council Fine Art Gallery at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. Parking is available at no extra charge, however space is limited. We ask that you please DO NOT BRING YOUR DOGS (service dogs are the exception).


NEW this Year: Located in the heart of beautiful Estes Park, Colorado - Snowy Peaks Winery offers a taste of Colorado. Snowy Peaks will be featured at the festival to offer guests wines made by a number of Colorado's finest wineries, including award-winning wines handcrafted on-site. A variety of wines will be available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday (all outside alcohol is prohibited).


The Estes Park Jazz Festival has grown from its humble beginnings over two decades ago, into a two-day event, featuring our finest national and regional Jazz artists. The festival features stellar line-ups of performers presenting the music from its New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into its exciting future.


This year’s Festival  HEADLINING ACT  presented on Sunday, May 18th will be  SAX APPEAL, a group featuring New York saxophone legends:  Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison, backed by The Ken Walker Trio.  This amazing group will take the stage as part of our Sunday line-up; you won’t want to miss it!  The Estes Park Jazz Festival will feature seven Jazz groups presented over two days.


Saturday, May 17, 2014 
Swingin' Big Band Sounds
Modern Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Vocals
Manuel Lopez and The Latin Jazz Triofeaturing Maria Lopez
 Latin Jazz and Cuban classics
Modern Big Band Jazz


The Jazz Continues at Night: The Max Wagner Quartet

6:30-9:30pm on Saturday Night, May 17th

Downtown at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant

The Max Wagner Quartet features Max Wagner on saxophone & Jazz vocals, Myra Warren on Jazz vocals, with Eric Gunnison at the piano, and Ken Walker on bass. Expect an exciting, entertaining and intimate evening of Live Jazz with The Max Wagner Quartet!  Mama Rose’s is an official sponsor of The Estes Park Jazz Festival (reservations suggested - 970-586-3330).  Mama’s is located at:  338 E. Elkhorn Ave.


Sunday, May 18, 2014
Swinging Jazz Vocalist with top flight Jazz Group
1:45-3:15 Festival Headliner: SAX APPEAL
New York Saxophone Legends: Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison
Classics of The Great American Songbook


Thanks to the support of the Town of Estes Park and private sponsorships, the festival has become a prime destination for music lovers around the region and across the country; and the perfect kick off to the festival season in Colorado. The Estes Park Jazz Festival is produced by the Special Events Department of the Town of Estes Park and was founded by and is directed by Jazz artist, Max Wagner.  The Festival is presented free to the public courtesy of the Town of Estes Park and our sponsors:  Mama Rose’s & Poppy’s Pizza, KUVO Jazz Radio, and The Silver Moon Inn.






For more information please contact the Special Events Department at 970-586-6104 or events@estes.org