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Jazz News: Denver’s Harold Rapp III saxes up NBA Finals, Tenia reps for the Grammys, 1st Bank Center to close, Big Chief Donald Harrison heart scare... A nice version of…

Jazz News

This is Jazz News, a look at what’s news in jazz, music, and the arts. We often note major musical accomplishments of Colorado-based musicians, but this feat hits a little…

Jazz News: Newman Center 2023-24 season, Isaiah J. Thompson, Rock Hall of Fame, Craft Records

The Newman Center on the University of Denver campus ends this season’s jazz offerings this month with Cyrille Aimee on May 19th and several student recitals through the month, and…

Jazz News

First, an update from Denver Arts and Venues: the Five Points Jazz Festival on June 10th has posted the schedule for all 40 bands and all 10 stages. The musical…

Jazz News

Jazz in downtown Denver – old and new! Bassist Mark Diamond and friends have been holding it down on Thursday nights at the farm-to-table restaurant Terra, on 14th, across from…

Jazz News: Tenia Nelson – Jazz Hero! CU Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs has jazz, Westword’s “Best of Denver” jazz nods

The Jazz Journalists Association is out with their list of “Jazz Heroes” in markets around the country. We’re delighted that pianist-composer-educator Tenia Renee Nelson gets the honor for Denver this…

Westword: Best Free Jazz Night Bar 404

When Bar 404 opened in December 2021 in the former home of Rory's Tavern, owners Kerry O'Brien and Marty Varela were eager to start a music program. Enter jazz veteran…

Jazz News: Tia Fuller mentors middle-schoolers, Festivals go wide-still feature jazz, Jazz=fashion forward

How is Aurora-bred alto saxophonist Tia Fuller spending Women’s History Month?  With a teaching artist-in-residency for 4th through 8th-grade female music students in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The Mid-Jersey News reports…

Jazz documentaries, RIP Manuel Molina, Carl Saunders

Making the rounds on the film festival circuit, Jim Burns’ documentary that spotlights the music of four rising young jazz stars is called “She’s Got Jazz.” It features four women,…

David Booker benefit, Sonny Rollins sells catalog, Jazz artists join Arts and Letters academy

Colorado blues legend and former KUVO host David Booker has medical bills piling up due to cancer treatment, so friends and blues lovers are producing a benefit concert, coming up…

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