The Denver Children's Advocacy Center presents Tom Gershwin & Friends: Family Jazz Concert & Summer Picnic Celebration. Join us for a summer celebration! On July 15th, Tom Gershwin & Friends will be playing a jazz concert on DCAC's campus. Bring your family, pack a picnic, and come listen to some music on a lovely summer afternoon. This event is free of charge to attend. Please plan to bring your own food & drinks. A child zone will be available for children to play while the concert is going on.
Doors Open at 3:00 p.m.
Music Begins at 3:30 p.m.
Tom Gershwin is a bandleader, trumpeter, and composer based in Denver, Colorado.
In 2015, Tom was selected to be in KUVO’s 30 under 30 series, which featured young musicians contributing to the jazz scene in Colorado.
Tom has recorded two full length jazz albums: “Sweet Pastimes”, a duo project featuring classic standards, and “Live at Mighty Fine”, a quintet performing collaborative compositions and improvisations. Tom's current six piece group has been featured at Nocturne, the Five Points Jazz Festival, the Estes Park Jazz Festival, and Dazzle Jazz.
As a freelance trumpeter, Tom has performed and/or recorded with The Temptations, John Batiste, Father John Misty, Chris Potter, One Republic, DeVotchKa, Opiuo, Leftover Salmon, Juno winner Jayme Stone, and Portugal. The Man at venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Blue Note, and City Park Jazz.
Tom has been a faculty member of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) since 2016.
Tom’s professional career began in the United States Army Band, where he performed for 3 years across the Pacific Northwest and Japan. He was promoted to sergeant before receiving an honorable discharge. He received his jazz performance degrees from CU Boulder (undergraduate) and NYU (master’s). At NYU, Tom also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Jazz Department. To learn more about Tom or listen to a sample of his music, please go to www.tomgershwin.com.
All musicians are donating their time and talent, and other costs are underwritten by DCAC's wonderful grant writer/fund raising consultant, Mandy M. Rigg. All donations made at the event go directly to DCAC's programs and the clients we serve.
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