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"The Genius of Eddie Jefferson"---Allan Harris | April CD of the Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a celebration of jazz past and present, as designated by the prestigious National Museum of American History in 2001. This year marks the centenary of…

Local Musician Spotlight: Wendy Fopeano

Candace LeGault

Yet another stellar performer based in the Denver area is vocalist Wendy Fopeano. Wendy began her musical life as an instrumentalist, playing electric and acoustic bass, trumpet, guitar, and piano.…

Book Review—The Pinks & The Golden Elixir of the West

Dr. Robert Greer MD

I recently had the opportunity to read two intriguing books that set the American Historical Record straight.  The first book, The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with…

Diva Jazz Orchestra: "25th Anniversary Project" | March CD of the Month

Although not well known to the casual jazz fan, females have been an important part of jazz history going all the way back to the 19-teens. During the “Jazz Age”…

Local Musican Spotlight: Gabriel Mervine

Candace LeGault

Born in Bridgewater, NJ, Gabriel Mervine began to play professionally at age 13.  Though he was interested in the drums, the band needed trumpets, and thus was this trumpeter created! …

Book Review: And Yet by Christopher Hitchens

Dr. Robert Greer MD

Dr. Greer reviews "And Yet" The late Christopher Hitchens, considered one of the premiere essayists of our time, hit literary high notes in his best- selling books, Why Orwell Matters,…

Wes Montgomery: Live in Paris-1965 | February CD of the Month

Perfect for February Black History month is:  Wes Montgomery - In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording on the Resonance Records label which captures jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery on his only…

Van Morrison: "Versatile" | January CD of the Month

It’s nearly impossible to mention the name Van Morrison without the song "Moon Dance" popping up in the conversation shortly thereafter. Rightfully so, because that song placed the Irish, blue-eyed…

Houston Person: "Rain or Shine" | December CD of the Month

Houston Person is in his mid-80s, despite recording nearly 80 albums as a leader, he is still playing at a mercurial level of excellence. He is one of the last…

Book Review: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Dr. Robert Greer MD

Dr. Greer's review of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Given the recent wrangling and consternation over the 2016 Presidential Election, I decided to go back and review…

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