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6 free outdoor jazz concerts this summer at Bear Creek Regional Park

       Six free outdoor concerts, each with a different band, will be offered this summer in El Paso County's Bear Creek Regional Park.
       The first will be Wednesday June 21 at 6 p.m., featuring the Summit Jazz Ensemble.
       The Bear Creek location is west of 21st Street, off Argus Boulevard. Bands typically play in a covered pavilion, with attendees spread out informally on the large, nearby grassy area.
       The Bear Creek shows will be among a total of 14 in the area scheduled through August by the Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society (PPJASS). All those at Bear Creek are coordinated with County Parks' Summer Concerts in the Parks program.
       Here are the scheduled Bear Creek dates (all are Wednesdays; note earlier time Aug. 30):
       - June 21, at 6 p.m. - Summit Jazz Ensemble.
       - June 28, at 6 p.m. - New Horizons Small Jazz Ensemble.
       - July 12, at 6 p.m. - New Horizons Kick Band.
       - July 26, at 6 p.m. - The Swing Connection with Laura Davis on vocals.
       - Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. - Buddy Gordon Sextet.
       - Aug. 30, at 5 p.m. - USAF Academy Band Falconaires & Alumni Band.
       Formed in 1985, PPJASS promotes jazz in the community.
       The full Jazz in the Parks schedule can be found at ppjass.org/events.html. The full Summer Concerts in the Parks schedule is at adm.elpasoco.com/communityservices/parkoperations/pages/newsandevents.aspx.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 6/13/17; Outdoors: City/County Parks)

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