2020 Roswell Jazz Festival Special Events

Due to the pandemic, there is too much uncertainty to allow us to present live, face-to-face concerts this fall.   However, we have arranged for a series of special musical events.   Jim Shearer will host fascinating livestream jazz presentations featuring photos, videos, and audio clips.   Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup are providing a pre-recorded blues concert which will be aired online.   The Jim Shearer events will be free (though donations will be accepted) and the blues concert will be a pay event.

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Here is the schedule for the events:

Friday August 21, 7:30 PM MDT "Louis Armstrong Story" by Jim Shearer

A recording of this event has been posted to 


All the material presented in this event is offered for "Educational Purposes Only!"

Friday, September 18, 7:30 PM MDT "Duke Ellington Story" by Jim Shearer

Here is the trailer for Jim's FREE presentation:



A recording of this event has been posted to :


All the material presented in this event is offered for "Educational Purposes Only!"

Friday October 16, 7:30 PM MDT "Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup Play the Blues" sponsored by Xcel Energy

This event will be available at 7:30 Friday here:


Please keep checking back here for more details on how to access these events.

We thank you for being a Fan of the Festival and for your past, present, and future commitment to our goal of bringing world-class jazz to Southeastern New Mexico. We could not do it without you!

If you wish to financially support the Festival this year, we will happily accept your donation. Your gift will be applied to next year's Festival or to whatever alternate events we stage this year. We are a 501 (c) 3, thus your gift is tax deductible.

Save the dates for our 15th Annual Roswell Jazz Festival scheduled for October 13th-17th, 2021!


Hear a jazz track!

Cornet Chop Suey - Dr. Jim Shearer and the 2nd Line Survivors
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