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Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society

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

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Second Sunday
Jazz Affair

February 14th

Gentle Rain Band

Gentle Rain Band publicity photograph

Gentle Rain Band is very excited to be part of the 2nd Sunday performances for 2016. Marcelle Hureau is one of the most dynamic performers you will ever see or hear. She has performed throughout the world where she served in the United States Air Force for 31 years, earning the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. A decorated veteran, she was deployed to nine countries overseas, performing for military personnel in 2006. Ed Hureau, the former leader, musical director and chief arranger of the U. S. Air Force Academy Band's Falconaires brings his incredible talents as a musician. He plays sax, clarinet, flute and piano and also sings with various Colorado Springs bands. Ed studied theory and harmony with Dale Brunig, clarinet with David Hite, arranging with Sammy Nestico and voice at the Chicago Conservatory.

Marcelle and Ed have put together a special Valentine's Day performance with their band, Gentle Rain. With a dynamic team of musicians, Stef Flores on drums, Andy Burtschi on bass, Brad Bietry on piano and Jim Christian on guitar and vocals, they are sure to play your favorites and get you up on your feet!!

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
Gentle Rain Band publicity photograph

Steve Rempelos, lead trumpet and one of the Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band's organizers, is the 2016 recipient of The Alice Award presented annually by the Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society to an outstanding member musician. The Alice Award was created in 1996 and was first presented to Alice Cardozo, Colorado Springs' First Lady of Song, whose gentle spirit, kind words, humor, and deep inner strength was a beacon of musicianship and outstanding talent in the Pikes Peak Region for over 30 years. Although Alice passed away in 1997, her legacy is remembered in the annual presentation of The Alice Award by the Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society.

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.