Hi all. There's some good news for us here in the mile-high state.
Various Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range Gypsy jazz bands are getting together at the first-ever Colorado Gypsy jazz festival -- the Longmont Swing Festival, Saturday Aug 13, Roosevelt Park Pavilion, Longmont Colorado. The event is from noon to 8 p.m.; open and free to the public. There will be a "group" jam at the end of the evening and plenty of chances to meet and play with the various pickers in the Colorado area.
Scheduled to play are Dan Tulenko, David Williams and Deco Django, Blue Horizon, the Hot Club of Boulder, and Mango fan Django.
Special thanks goes out to Barron of the Hot Club of Boulder for doing all the hard work to present this event. I am truly hoping that this will be the beginning of much good-collective Gypsy jazz things on the front range.