The Poudre River Irregulars

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Links to Our Friends
 
CALENDARS
  Jazz Northern Colorado Comprehensive weekly calendar of Northern Colorado jazz gigs, plus listings of coming events, band and musician contact information, a discography, and community support info. Kevin MacInness created and maintains this wonderful resource for area jazz fans of all stripes.
 
 
BANDS & MUSICIANS
  Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars Founded and led by Dr. Ed Cannava, this fine youth group has performed at numerous festivals, including recurring gigs at Summit and the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. They appear regularly as guests with the PRI.
 
  Jazz Cookers Another fine youth group, the Cookers "represent the new generation of professional Traditional Jazz performers." They regularly perform at the Summit and Evergreen jazz festivals, and appear as guests with the PRI.
 
  Queen City Jazz Band Denver's famous New Orleans and Dixieland band. Bob Cooke is an alumnus, and two PRI stalwarts – Rory Thomas and Hank Troy – are among their personnel.
 
  Your Father's Mustache Band This energetic traditional jazz band has been a mainstay of the Denver jazz scene for over 30 years, and shares some of its fine players with the PRI, including banjoist Joe Petrucelli and pianist Ray Leake.
 
  After Midnight Jazz Band A Denver-area Benny Goodman-style swing sextet fronted by one of our friends, clarinetist Roger Campbell.
 
  Grand Dominion Jazz Band One of the best known and most admired New Orleans-style groups on the festival circuit. Our old friend Bob Jackson (who plays on our second CD) is an alumnus.
 
  Pete Wernick & Flexigrass This uniquely eclectic Denver-based band combines traditional jazz with bluegrass, and includes our friend Bill Pontarelli on clarinet.
 
 
FESTIVALS
  Evergreen Jazz Festival This annual late-July event, held in the hills west of Denver, hosts mostly traditional jazz and is (in the words of Mississippi Rag columnist Bob Lynn) "the best jazz festival anywhere". Bob Cooke, Bob Jackson and friends, in the guise of the Celebration Jazz Band, are regulars.
 
  Summit Jazz The foundation that sponsors Denver's famous Summit Jazz festival, where some of the world's best tradtitional jazz bands play, plus a Swinging Jazz concert series.
 
 
SOCIETIES & PUBLICATIONS

Northern Colorado Traditional Jazz Society This wonderful jazz society finds many ways to foster traditional jazz and has been a huge help to our band. Give them your support!
 
  Denver Jazz Club This long-time jazz society sponsors traditional jazz concerts by a variety of musicians and bands, including the Poudre River Irregulars.
 
  Boulder Friends of Jazz Another supportive jazz society in our region, sponsoring traditional jazz concerts and jam sessions.
 
  Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society The jazz society for the Colorado Springs area. They support all flavors of jazz.
 
  Queen City Jazz Foundation A Denver-based foundation to further education in tradtitional jazz through scholarships and school programs. Pianist Hank Troy is director.
 
  The American Rag "America's Largest Traditional Jazz and Ragtime Newspaper" -- an excellent monthly magazine. Their website offers current info on cruises, tours, and festivals, plus jazz links.