Discover: Norman Provizer’s Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

When it comes to word association, jazz and freedom are a natural fit. And yet, when it comes to jazz and matters of gender and sexual orientation, jazz has been…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

A 2019 movie that gathered a good amount of attention is simply called Harriet, telling the tale of Harriet Tubman and her role in the Underground Railroad that transported slaves…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

The second week of the New Year offers up an interesting mix of music. On Thursday at Dazzle our week in music offers up a tribute to pianist Lennie Tristano,…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

At 85, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, who is at Dazzle on Saturday and Sunday, is still going strong. In fact, Person has been visiting Denver with enough frequency to be…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

It’s the season for lots of Holiday music, including trumpeter Etienne Charles with his “Creole Christmas” package, the University of Colorado Thompson School of Music’s Big Band with the classic…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

For this week, let’s get things started with two area-based musicians – singer Ed Battle and trumpeter Bob Montgomery. Born in New Jersey (with time spent in Philadelphia), Battle settled…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Just about a decade ago, the MacArthur Foundation named alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon a MacArthur Fellow noting, “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

In 2017, the Memphis-born, Flint-raised singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, who appears at the Newman Center on Saturday, received appropriate recognition by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

On Saturday, singing takes center stage when the 2nd annual SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest takes place at the Muse Performance Space, 200 East S. Boulder Rd., in Lafayette. The event…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

This year Manfred Eicher and ECM Records celebrate the label’s 50th anniversary and this week Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, pays indirect homage to the famed label by hosting two artists who…

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