First up on the stage Barb Maxey!

“Growing up in a family of professional musicians, music is naturally a joy in my life! Studying classical music on both the piano and violin was a foundation, but influenced by late 60’s/early 70’s rock, I fell in love with the guitar and so at 12 years old, I started playing guitar and taught myself. From James Taylor to Bonnie Raitt to BB King, I listened and learned. And I decided that if the guys could play lead guitar, I could do it too!”

Barb loves the boogie blues & swing/shuffle feel which you can hear incorporated in her guitar style whether playing walking bass or lead guitar. Her voice has a depth of sound that carries feeling and passion from her heart through each song. She writes her songs from life experience and the mercy she’s found in the Lord. She is at ease whether playing a finger-picking style on an acoustic guitar, swing jazz guitar, or electric blues.

Barb was a semi-finalist in the solo/duo category in the 2008 and 2005 International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis. In 2004, Barb won the Blues Challenge Peoples’ Choice award.

 

Second up on the stage The Monument Jazz Trio!

 

The Monument Jazz Trio is a piano/bass/drums based jazz combo performing throughout Colorado’s Front Range. The trio is available to perform a variety of live music from traditional jazz standards to blues, latin, swing and soft ballads. The jazz trio brings decades of experience playing as seasoned musicians from numerous jazz groups throughout the region. The Monument Jazz Trio is available for corporate events, private parties and music festivals as well as restaurant/lounge venues or any event benefiting from classy, elegant jazz standards. For booking info: monumentjazztrio@gmail.com