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2023 Jazz Hero Tenia Nelson

David Froman

To a casual observer of the Rocky Mountain jazz scene, pianist-percussionist-educator-composer-arranger Tenia Nelson seems to be everywhere all at once. A Denver native and graduate of Metropolitan State University of…

Brava Jazz Publishing Making Jazz Herstory

  Brava Jazz Publishing creates a platform for women composers and arrangers in the field of Big Band Jazz. [audio mp3=""][/audio] The new publishing company, a collaboration between jazz composer/arrangers…

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…

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…

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