One of the great annual urban jazz festivals, the Five Points Jazz Festival, has chosen a great trumpeter this year! Bob Montgomery will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 19 event.
Montgomery, a longtime Dowtown Denver resident, has played with jazz greats and legends galore worldwide. He is a well-known educator and mentor to many. He was featured recently in a Denver by the Slice profile here.
And, he’s still playing as often as possible locally and throughout Europe and Australia. He’s been more than instrumental in the success of the Telluride Jazz Festival. You can hear him play with his own or several local groups of fine Denver jazz musicians at the Wazee, Dazzle, and El Chapultepec, among others, on a regular basis.
The Five Points Jazz Festival is a production of the City and County of Denver, Arts and Venues. With 6 stages and over 100 musicians, this year’s event starts at noon on Saturday, May 19 and runs until 7:00 p.m. all along Welton Street in Five Points. Of course, it’s free!
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given at about 3:00 on the Main Stage. Come out and meet your neighbor! Congratulations, Bob!