Kick off your shoes at the 2015 Jazz in June summer concert series. These free summer concerts are held at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater of Performance Park. Bring a picnic and lawn chair to enjoy these great summer concerts.
Thursday, June 11....Temple Jazz Orchestra with Saxophonist Ed Calle 7:00 PM
Friday, June 19.........William and the Romantics 7:00 PM
Friday, June 26.........The John Mills Orchestra 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 27.....The Academy Jazz Ensemble 2:00 PM, Blue 88's 4:00 PM and
the Boulder Big Band 6:00 PM
Temple Jazz Orchestra started fifteen years ago as a part of the Jazz
studies program at Temple College. It has evolved into a professional ensemble
whose members include some of the best big band musicians and educators in
central Texas. TJO was founded by its current director, Tom Fairlie, who triples as
director/conductor of the Temple Symphony Orchestra and division director of
Fine Arts at Temple College. TJO is touring on a performance grant with guest
soloist Ed Calle, who is known for his extraordinary ability to play Latin and
contemporary jazz and pop. He appears on Grammy-award-winning albums by
Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada, as well as on
numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. He also has recorded and
performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias,
Michael Bolton, Bob James, Bobby Caldwell, Rihanna, Extreme, and Vanessa
Williams. Among his many solo recordings, Ed Calle Plays Santana garnered a
Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2005. His latest release In the Zone (2006)
features original compositions and jazz standards and earned a Latin Grammy
nomination in 2007.
Jazz in June sponsored by the Town of Estes Park.