Discover: Norman Provizer’s Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

During the final month of 2020, Dazzle hosts a "Bread and Jam" series that combines live-streamed music with material support, including free meals, for musicians on Sundays. While the players…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

You can start the week in music this night at 6 p.m. by tuning in the 21st annual Latin Grammy Awards on Univision. Artists with multiple nominations include Anuel AA,…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

In 2013, the innovative Jazz and American Improvised Music Program at MSU Denver began offering courses. Created by cornetist/composer/trumpeter Ron Miles, the first person hired to lead that program at…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

As listeners to KUVO already know, there’s a new release from Denver cornetist/composer Ron Miles. What’s worth noting, of course, is that the album, titled Rainbow Sign, is on Blue…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

The Thelonious Monk competition began in 1987 with pianist Marcus Roberts capturing the top spot. The piano continued to be at the center of the competition until 1990 when it…

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…

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