The Saturday performances are FREE to the general public, and will be held at Flights Wine Cafe 7714 Grandview Ave - the evening of Saturday, September 9th - 6:30pm.
We want to continue to promote this music, as well as bring in musicians from around the country and around the world to share their unique talents. With your donations, we can continue to produce and promote Gypsy Jazz across the Denver metro area, and beyond.
It is with tremendous gratitude that we thank the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival and Henriksen Amplifiers for inviting us to be a part of the festivities - as well as Olde Town Arvada for being our gracious hosts!
2023 marks the second year for the RockyMtn Gypsy Jazz Festival. A weekend of live music, guitar workshops, and jams that will be a memorable experience for the musicians and students alike. The weekend of September 8-10 will pack the walkable streets of Olde Town Arvada with guitar enthusiasts, world class musicians and luthiers, and in conjunction with the Olde Town Shindig
Performances at Flights Wine Cafe 7714 Grandview Ave. Sept. 9th 6:30pm-9:00pm
Gypsy Jazz Jam at La Dolce Vita 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Sept. 8th 7:00pm-9:00pm
All workshops will be held at the Arvada Community Room 7601 Grandview Ave.
Meet the players/teachers
Lisa Liu is a guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. She plays gypsy jazz, experimental, folk, rock, and solo guitar. Liu is an Artist Ambassador for Santa Cruz Guitar Company and is also endorsed by Krivo Pickups. She is a Teaching Artist at Django In June, and has also been an Artist In Residence at The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Liu released her debut jazz album "Introducing... Lisa Liu" on November 12th, 2019.
Liu has performed at the Django Reinhardt Festival (France), SiX The Musical on Broadway, The Music Center at Strathmore (MD), The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC), Academy of Music (MA), Peabody Essex Museum (MA), The Rubin Museum of Art (NYC), Joe's Pub (NYC), Barbès (NYC), The Knockdown Center (NYC), and the Hill-Stead Museum (CT).
"Liu performs with a confident grace that reveals an intuitive command of her instrument, and her versatile picking style ranges from a playful nimbleness to straight-up jamming."
-Christa Titus/Billboard Magazine