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

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Second Sunday
Jazz Affair

April 13th

Bud Gordon Sextet

Bud Gordon Sextet promotional picture.

Bud Gordon, former first trumpet with Ray Charles and longtime member of the Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, is bringing his sextet to play a unique mix of swing and Latin jazz classics with danceable beats, sophisticated harmonies, and lively solos for the April 13 Jazz Affair.

The sextet features a fantastic rhythm section of Paul Shaw on drums, Andy Burtschi on bass, Barry Fagin on piano, as well as a crackling horn section with Bud on trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet, Phil Allen on valve trombone (Phil also leads the excellent Thin Air jazz ensemble based in the Springs), and Dennis Hoshijo on saxophone and flute. Vocalist guests Laura Davis and Mary Hoshijo are also set to appear.

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 2014 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, contains 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 $1,000 Danny Stevenson Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student planning to continue jazz studies in college. Each year the society reviews submissions and auditions high school musicians to find the winner of their $1000 Danny Stevenson Memorial Scholarship. The Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band also awards a $1000 Bug Barbee Scholarship, bringing the total to $2,000. In 2005 a second place scholarship was added in the amount of $1,000 with $500 each contributed by PPJASS and the Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band.

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 effort, including providing 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.