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Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

The theme for this week in music could easily be: “It only takes two. “After all, our week in music begins on tonight, Thursday with the duo of trombonist/vocalist Natalie…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

A recurring theme in this column is the chance listeners here have to hear not only many of the major names in the music, but also many of the newer…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

A cool item on tap this week is the Stafford Hunter Quintet with Brad Leali. Hunter is a relatively recent addition to the area scene, after spending almost three decades…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

This week belongs to Neal Cassady, Denver’s contribution to the “Beat Generation” and Jack Kerouac’s companion On the Road. The celebration of Cassady’s life begins with the 11th Cassady Birthday…

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…

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