KUVO Studio Club: Walter Gorra Quartet with Special Guests

The Walter Gorra Quartet will perform music from their debut CD, “In Due Time,” at KUVO Jazz’s Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio on Friday, August 17, at 3pm. This is a special presentation of their new music for Studio Club members. Walter will have copies of his new release with him for Studio Club members to purchase at a special price for KUVO Studio Club members. The Quartet is Walter Gorra-piano, Gonzalo Teppa-bass, Greg Tanner Harris-vibes and Manuel López-drums/percussion. Walter...

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Brass Hysteria! | Aug 18

Local Denver favorite brass bands, for the first time ever, are teaming up to bring you one fantastic show! Join the Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Badda Boom Brass Band and the Brothers of Brass for this special, one-night-only event!

Mercury Cafe presents
Brass Hysteria!
Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $15.00 at the door.
Phone 303-294-9258

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Tom Amend Organ Trio Project | Wednesdays at Nocturne

Aug 13, 2018
Susan Gatschet

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording often throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman, he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists "The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band".

Alessandro Penezzi featuring Dexter Payne | Aug 15

Aug 11, 2018

Brazilian guitar virtuoso Alessandro Penezzi returns to Colorado with his 7-string guitar and newrepertoires. Featuring local clarinetist Dexter Payne as a special guest, Penezzi will perform traditional aswell as his own compositions of Brazilian choros, sambas, and other styles. Whether you are a seasonedBrazilian music fan or a complete novice to Brazilian music, this promises to be one of those rareopportunities to be completely mesmerized and lost listening to the dancing chords of Penezzi’s guitar.

The Ben Markley Trio | Tuesdays at Nocturne

Aug 11, 2018
nocturnejazz.com

Nocturne is proud to present a special residency series based upon the dynamic, original works of Dr. Ben Markley, an accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer/arranger. Ben is active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock and many others.

Charlie Hunter Trio | Aug 17 & 18

Aug 11, 2018

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads, and swinging rhythms.

Trio: Charlie Hunter – Guitar, Lucy Woodward – Vocals, and Damon Grant – Drums

photo Mindi McNeil

A jazz benefit concert will be happening on Friday August 17th at 7pm in Lafayette to help survivors of human trafficking. People often think that human trafficking happens in other countries, but in reality, it happens everywhere.

Here in Colorado human trafficking is an unmentioned issue, and Reintegra (a non-profit in Lafayette) works with human trafficking survivors to help them rebuild their lives. 

Chick Corea, a 22-time Grammy winner, and NEA Jazz Master formed the Akoustic band with Weckl and Patitucci 30 years ago, and they’ve been redefining the music scene together ever since, as a trio and as the rhythmic backbone of Corea’s Elektric Band. And yet an appearance from the crowd-favorite Akoustic Band is still a rare experience for jazz fans. The trio’s 2018 tour will be its first in more than 20 years.

The Band: Chick Corea (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Dave Weckl (drums)

Live Jazz at Treppeda's Ristorante - Niwot

Aug 10, 2018
treppedas.com

Treppeda's Ristorante in Niwot invites you to join them for dinner and live music throughout the week. There is no cover charge, however, to help sustain performances your contribution can be accepted at the bottom of your guest check. The music feeds the soul!

Weekly Live Music: 6:30pm

Musical Instrument Museum

By now everyone out there should know that on Saturday, KUVO Jazz travels to the Balestreri Vineyards for its annual signature fundraising event with music this time around from the highly acclaimed Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The combination of food, drink and music at the event is something you definitely want to consider (kuvo.org or 303-620-5794). And no matter how much you eat and drink, the Grammy®-winning, 13-piece Latin Jazz/Salsa band will still be able to get you on your feet.

Moderno Afro Cubano Quintet

Aug 9, 2018

Moderno returns for their second residency at Nocturne featuring the performance of contemporary Latin Jazz. The group’s first residence, three years ago, laid a foundation of music from many Afro-Caribbean traditions and the ways that they have blended and cross-inspired with jazz. Moderno’s repertoire of Latin Jazz classics still provides a foundation for each show, but now the group is taking a step forward and bringing new music to the tradition.

Susan Gatschet

KUVO’s popular weekday morning feature “Stories of Standards” is getting a new presenter!  Afternoon host Rodney Franks takes the reins effective Monday, August 6, 2018.

 

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