21st Annual Gingerbread & Jazz Gala

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Saturday, November 7, 2015,  6-10 pm!

Gingerbread & Jazz Gala is celebrating its 21st year, with the theme “Bet on the Future”. The evening is designed to impress jazz fans and party-goers alike. The affair will include sensational music by three jazz bands, dancing, lively casino games, signature cocktails, elegant buffets, delightful desserts all in a unique venue – the Historic Day Nursery in downtown Colorado Springs.

The Board of Directors’ Raffle will feature exclusive, highly desired prizes. The annual crowd-pleasing Gingerbread Masterpiece Challenge is a two-hour live “battle of the chefs” competition requiring participants to build original and creative gingerbread houses. The spectacular houses are offered at auction immediately after a judging committee announces the grand prizewinner.

All proceeds will support children’s learning programs at Early Connections Learning Centers.

First Call, The Changing Times and Shawn Hanlon

Chef Challenge Teams
Picnic Basket, Bon Appetit, Sugarplum Cake Shoppe, and Aspen Pointe

DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2015

TIME: 6 – 10 p.m.

 PLACEHistoric Day Nursery, 104 E. Rio Grande (northeast corner of South Tejon and Rio Grande), Downtown Colorado Springs

TICKETS:$125 per person          CONTACT: Melissa Willers – mwillers@earlyconnections.org or 632-1754 x1005

Raffle tickets are 1/$20, 3/$50, 8/$100. Raffle Items here

Interested in sponsoring? Click here for more information.

To purchase tickets call (719) 381-4805 or pay at the door tomorrow.







2015 Sponsors

Hot Jazz Sponsors
The Gazette
Industrial Printers
Robbins Roofing

Gingerbread Sponsors
Classic Homes
Moody Insurance
Stockman Kast Ryan + CO
Watershed Investment Consultants

Celebration Sponsors
Diane & Mike Bell
Jim & Lisa Cleary
Colorado Information Technologies
El Pomar Foundation
Ent Federal Credit Union
Environment Control
Harrison School District 2
Herring Bank
Sandy & Ken Jaray
Kaiser Permanente
Monarch Landscaping
Olson Plumbing & Heating
Diane & Rick Price
Red Noland
Sherman & Howard
U.S. Bank
Vantage Homes
Weiland Family Foundation

Gala Sponsors
ABC Supply
All Copy Products
Allied Alarms

Carnick and Kubik
Darlene Cramm, ERA Herman Group Real Estate
Aracely Guillen
Jaray & Webster
Keller Homes
Packaging Express
The Law Office of Thomas M. James
T. Rowe Price
Trudy Taxman
Wyatt’s Real Estate & Appraisal









  1. […] Gingerbread & Jazz — Saturday, 6-10 pm, Early Connections Learning Centers, Historic Day Nursery.  Enjoy a magical evening of “Hot Jazz, Cool Drinks, and Fine Food” at the 18th Annual Gingerbread & Jazz Gala. Two floors of this enchanting center will be transformed into sizzling jazz venues with performances from Ken Miller, Brenda Miles, The Changing Times and Steve Draper.  In addition to the great music, there will be chances to win raffle prizes, enjoy classic Gingerbread & Jazz signature cocktails, and delicious food. You’ll love the Masterpiece Chef Challenge, a two-hour iron chef competition, to build the most amazing gingerbread houses. After the competition, the gingerbread masterpieces are auctioned to the highest bidders.  This year’s competitors are: Double Tree Hotel, The Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe, and Bliss Bakery.  Tickets $125/person.  All proceeds will support children’s learning programs at Early Connections Learning Centers. […]