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Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

On Saturday, Denver’s The Gift of Jazz streams in conjunction with Mighty Fine Studio Productions “A Celebration of Nina Simone.”  The 7 p.m. event features singer Sheryl Renee with a…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Trombonist, seashells player and part-time vocalist Stafford Hunter settles in on the Dazzle stage this Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Hunter, who was born in Atlantic City and grew up…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Back in 2008, I decided to finally attend, with my daughter, a Grammy Award show in Los Angeles. After all, it was the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards and,…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

This past week on August 29, the world marked what would have been alto saxophonist Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. Parker, who gained the name Yardbird  (shortened to Bird) during his…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes—Kirk Knuffke

Norman Provizer

Recently, I’ve been listening to drummer Matt Wilson’s recent CD, Hug, on Palmetto Records. Wilson, like drummer Brian Blade has a sufficient number of ties to Denver (especially through cornetist…

Norman Provizer Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

It’s a sign of the times that the only place you will be able to cruise during the 2021 Jazz Cruise is the streets of Las Vegas. But while the…

Norman Provizer Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

The wild and dangerous corona-virus, roller-coaster ride continues into the month of August. There are both streaming and live events around sufficient to satisfy efforts to catch the “sound of…

Norman Provizer Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

In the midst of the current coronavirus surge, there still are live sounds available around town. At Dazzle, in addition to streaming events, the club has the Ellament Quartet with…

Norman Provizer Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

As the coronavirus continues to wend its deadly way through Colorado, everyone understands that current schedules are always subject to change. But as of this moment, there are one again…

Norman Provizer’s Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

On Thursday night, the Regina Carter/Xavier Davis duo wraps up its two-night stand at Dazzle  with sets at 6:30 and 9 p.m. By now, everyone knows that Carter is a…

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