Discover: Jazz Appreciation Month

Celebrating Collaborations

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, founded in April of 2001 as an annual event that pays tribute to jazz, both a historic and living American art form. This year we…

Jazz Appreciation Month—Celebrating Collaborations

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington, two of the biggest names in jazz, joined forces for a North American co-headlining tour last year – including Denver’s new Mission Ballroom. Check out…

Happy Birthday to Tito Puente!

Nikki Giron

Tito Puente is known as the “King of Latin Jazz.” Tito grew up in New York City's Spanish Harlem and became a professional musician at age 13. He learned to…

Happy Birthday to Ella Fitzgerald!

Nikki Giron

Many are unaware of the friendship and story behind Ella Fitzgerald and Marylin Monroe. Ella was under the management of Norman Granz in the 1950s. Like many African American Musicians at…

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