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Swingin' Jazz Continues to March onto Various Stages | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

It’s another busy jazz week in Denver that starts on Thursday with trumpeter Tom Harrell taking the stage for the second night of his two-night stay at Dazzle , 1512 Curtis Street. The week in live music then wraps up on Tuesday and Wednesday with Detroit saxophonist Dave McMurray at Dazzle kicking off seven nights of sounds from Detroit. And in between, on Sunday and Monday, there’s the amazing trio of pianist and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Carla Bley , saxophonist Andy...

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Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard & Steve Swallow | Mar 24

California-born Carla Bley once attributed her originality as a composer – she is self-taught – to blissful ignorance of “right” and “wrong” ways to write a song. Her early role models included Thelonious Monk, Erik Satie and Miles Davis, all of whom achieved much with few notes. However, Bley’s work also includes maximalist pieces such as the epic “chronotransduction” Escalator over the Hill, an album of Fancy Chamber Music, and many spirited pieces for big band. Nat Hentoff has said that ...

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This Saturday on JazzSet: Abbey Lincoln's Songs

Jan 16, 2014

This Saturday, January 18 at 10pm, JazzSet presents Abbey Lincoln's Songs.Always a vocalist, Lincoln (1930-2010) acted in movies, fought for Civil Rights, and – in her long, productive last chapter – wrote and recorded personal songs about life. New meanings begin to emerge as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson sing Abbey. Musical Director Terri Lyne Carrington. 

JazzSet airs Saturdays at 10:00 PM on KUVO/KVJZ and Saturdays at 4:00 PM on News/Music KUVO HD2.


Jan 14, 2014

 Wednesday on First Take,

Eats & Beats!  10 things you might not have known about MLK, including his favorite dish!

Plus a radio tour of Sugarmill, a delectable pastry shop and full service restaurant on the trendy side of Larimer, north of Broadway.

“Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey was a hit song before the Harlem Globetrotters made it world famous.  Tune in for more amazing versions on “Stories of Standards.”

Summer school for principals is just par for the course - a new, intense course of principal training. This week, Denver Public Schools is using its part of a $75 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to prepare new administrators for the "principal pipeline."



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