Last Week of Summer Jazz Concerts | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

As we begin to move towards the Fall, the music keeps on coming. During this week, for example, you can catch David Amram , along with singers Dee Dee Bridgewater , Kendra Shank and Katie Thiroux (who is also a strong bassist). Amram not only keeps the beat going on multiple instruments, he is also a living symbol of the Beat Generation. And on Wednesday, he's at Dazzle , 1512 Curtis, in a concert sponsored by MAS Eclectic at 7:30 p.m. (303-839-5100). Joining Amram, there will be the superb...

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Stories of Standards: "So In Love" by Cole Porter

Doors Open Denver: Arts & Culture Actvities at the Rossonian

Door Open Denver invites you to get inside looks at some of Five Points’ historic buildings while taking in enriching arts and cultural experiences. Curated in partnership with RedLine, activities will highlight musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers and more! See Event Guide ; check out the "Site Locations" section, KUVO Jazz is "Site 30" - you're cordially invited to stop by for a tour with music director Arturo Gómez.

Five Points Fortitude - This year’s Bonfils-Stanton...

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This week’s Vinyl Vault remembers the late Randy Weston who passed away September 1 at the age of 92. We’ll hear some selections from his album “Bantu.” It’s a two record set that’s actually a reissue of two very different albums. The first is “Uhuru, Afrika” which is an album in the KUVO library, so we’ll only touch briefly on that one. The other record was originally released as “Piano A-La-Mode” which was a trio session from 1957. Connie Kay was the drummer and Peck Morrison played bass. The album is a 50-50 split between jazz standards and Weston originals.

Matt Skellenger Group | Sep 14

Sep 7, 2018

The Denver Jazz Festival and Dazzle @ Baur's prensent the Matt Skellenger Group! Electric bassist, Matt Skellenger, has always been an exception to the rules. By combining forward-thinking creativity, progressive techniques, and natural musicality, Skellenger displays a uniquely identifiable sound. Born and raised in Denver, CO., Matt has been composing, performing, and recording in the Front Range for 23 years.


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In 2011, saxophonist Dave Liebman, who is in town as a featured guest with saxophonist Keith Oxman’s group at Dazzle on Friday, joined the ranks of the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters. Born in Brooklyn, Liebman founded a co-operative of young players that became part of the New York loft scene. And before long the saxophonist found himself part of drummer Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine.

Who she is…CEO of the Girl Scouts of America, Rocket scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Commissioner on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Trailblazer, and...Powerhouse!

Popular music is all about what’s new. Quality is measured by age. The newest of the new is best and the quality decays quickly. It has a half-life shorter than a modern attention span. (Is there a relationship here?) It may be that music doesn’t go from good to bad as it ages, it just becomes irrelevant. No self-respecting, trendy cool kid would ever be caught listening to anything out of date. There are always exceptions, of course; the occasional iconoclast that makes an affectation out of listening to Billie Holliday or the Monkees or even REM.

Jason Klobnak 3B Quartet

Sep 6, 2018

Jason Klobnak is a talented and versatile trumpet player that is a musician, author, clinician, composer, and educator. Jason just recorded his second full-length album in 2015 called New Chapter and his first recording Mountain, Move, made #4 on the iTunes Jazz Charts list in its first week of release and earned its way onto the Best Recordings of 2013 list from by C. Michael Bailey.

The Quartet: Jason Klobnak-trumpet, Eric Erhardt-tenor, Jeff Jenkins-organ, and Kevin Matthews-drums

MaryLynn Gillaspie & Her Stinking Hot Band | Sep 12

Sep 5, 2018

MaryLynn Gillaspie & Her Stinking Hot Band will perform at Dazzle on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm. MaryLynn was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated vocal jazz group, Rare Silk. The group got their start in Boulder, CO. Their very first album, New Weave flew to the top of the Billboard Jazz charts and received 2 Grammy nominations. MaryLynn and the group toured the world singing in the US, Europe, and Japan. Rare Silk received acclaim working alongside artists such as Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, and opening acts for Spyro Gyra and BB King.

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra performs new music from their CD recording project of Stevie Wonder favorites, “Overjoyed.” The CJRO is Colorado’s premier professional jazz ensemble. Colorado’s best musicians performing classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz, that’s the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra.

Gerald Wilson Centennial Birthday

Sep 4, 2018

Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and educator Gerald Wilson was a jazz treasure for more than six decades. Named an NEA Jazz Master in 1990. Wilson's multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century. Born in Shelby, Mississippi on September 4, 1918. Died on September 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.


Sep 3, 2018

With a spring in their step and a song in their hearts, cowboys and farmers alike have chased their destinies to a land that promises love, opportunity, and a brighter future. This joyful production is set in an all-African-American town in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.

The first collaboration by the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein became a landmark musical for its rollicking music and stunning dance numbers, and this joyful presentation will solidify why it has stood the test of time.



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