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New Jazz Singers coming!

The next big thing in jazz could be the winner of the 2022 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, Lucía Gutiérrez Rebolloso. The 21-year-old singer was born and raised in Veracruz,…

Hidden Gems in the Grammy Nominations

A few notes about the Grammy nominations in addition to the main Jazz categories we’ve already discussed. If you dig through all 91 categories from the Recording Academy, you’ll make…

Jazz News – Awards, Winners, and Kudos

Jazz has a few big nights, but they’re scattered like rumors, relegated to Sunday afternoon at the Grammy Awards, or the occasional jazz legend honored by the Kennedy Center.  There’s…

Inaugural Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz

The Inaugural Jazz Music Awards to bestow special honors to Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Ambrose Akinmusire, Henry Threadgill, Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds, and James H. Patterson. The Awards Ceremony highlights…

What Makes a Good Jam Session?

This is Jazz News, a look at what’s news in jazz for Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. It has been said that the most authentic, organic expression of this music is…

Joey DeFrancesco, driving force on the Hammond organ, dies at 51

Nate Chinen

Joey DeFrancesco, who brought the richly enveloping sound of the Hammond B-3 organ roaring back into the jazz mainstream in the early 1990s, reigning as its preeminent ace for more…

Dazzle: Installing Jazz at the Arts Complex

An announcement from Dazzle: We are so excited to move to 1080 14th Street (the corner of 14th & Arapahoe St.) to become a part of the Denver Performing Arts…

After a pandemic disruption, Newport Jazz Festival makes a poignant, euphoric return

Early in his set at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday afternoon, Jason Moran left his station at the piano, stepping over to a microphone. "I've been thinking about what…

Charles "Charlie" Burrell Portrait Unveiling

On December 4, 2021, at 7  pm, the Colorado Symphony honors Charles "Charlie" Burrell, the pioneering double bassist, with a portrait unveiling in Boettcher Concert Hall. The portrait will be…

A Love Supreme Certified Platinum

November 10, 2021 Today, in a beautiful postscript to a brilliant and all-too-short life and career, Coltrane’s masterpiece, 1965’s “A Love Supreme,” has been certified platinum by the RIAA for…

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