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Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society

Contact information:
PPJASS
PO Box 6802
Colorado Springs, CO 80934
(719) 632-6331

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Second Sunday
Jazz Affair

May 10th

JORiCA + 1

JORiCA - promotional photograph Jon Ward - promotional photograph

The philosophy of the JORiCA + 1 band is to play "songs" in as many different jazz and dance styles (music for ballroom dancing is one of our specialties) we can muster to fill up an afternoon with variety and entertainment. We love to sing and do a lot of group vocalizing. You'll hear country, doo-wap 50's, 60's bossa nova, ragtime, latin dance styles, swing et al. Nothing we play will be over 5 minutes long (the limit of my attention span and most dancers' endurance). And of course we will feature Carlos on his saxophone show-stopper "Europa". We hope to see you all on Mothers' Day.

Second Sunday Jazz Affairs 1 PM - 4 PM
Olympian Center business logo. The Olympian Reception & Event Center
975 S Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO

Second Sunday Jazz Affairs feature a buffet of salads, crudités, meats, breads, cheeses, chips, dips and a dessert bar for $15 or the dessert bar with coffee for $10.00 Buffet tickets are separate from the admission charge of $5.00 for members and $10.00 non-members. All members and guests are encouraged to participate in this very lavish and tasty buffet while enjoying the musical entertainment.
Food purchase is optional, but highly encouraged!

Click here for the complete 2015 Second Sunday Jazz Affair schedule

PPJASS

The Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society is your window into the jazz world. The monthly newsletter, Pikes Peak Jass Notes, and the weekly email blast, PPJASS eNotes, provide information about jazz events and programs, locations of clubs which feature jazz in the Colorado Springs area and other news of interest to the jazz lover.

Second Sunday Jazz Affairs are held monthly and feature a variety of music, jamming and dancing. Admission charges are minimal. Special events and concerts featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians are scheduled regularly.

Outstanding regional high school student/musicians interested in jazz are encouraged through the $2,000 Danny Stevenson Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student planning to continue jazz studies in college.

Professional musicians are recognized by the Alice Award given annually to an individual who exhibits a high degree of musical talent and experience, and who also possesses those intangible attributes that can only be described as "class."

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society is to preserve, support and foster jazz in its various forms; to provide encouragement to jazz musicians in their efforts; to provide scholarships for jazz education; to assist members in their knowledge and enjoyment of jazz; to provide a focal point for the exchange of information about jazz and jazz musicians, and to provide a social environment in which to experience jazz.