Discover: Jazz

Local Musician Spotlight: Matt Smiley

Candace LeGault

Next in our series, “Spotlight on a Local Musician,” is an introduction to bassist Matt Smiley. As I’ve said in past Spotlights, here in metro Denver and Colorado we have…

McClenty Hunter Jr. "The Groove Hunter" | June 2018 CD of the Month

Drummer McClenty Hunter Jr. like so many other musicians amassed his earliest experiences playing in the church, since then he has gone on to make a name for himself as…

Local Musican Spotlight: Todd Reid

Candace LeGault

Drummer Todd Reid is yet another artist with talent and the credentials that make him a local “man to call” when a top drummer is needed. Discovered by his musician…

Jason Klobnak Quartet "Friends & Family" | May 2018 CD of the Month

The Front Range of Colorado is home to numerous musicians of the highest caliber playing just about every style of music under the sun. We are particularly fortunate to have…

"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 Vocalist 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.…

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! …

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…

Local Musician Spotlight: Drummer Mike Marlier

Candace LeGault

If you love drums and love to hear exciting jazz drumming, don’t miss Mike Marlier.  One of the best ways to enjoy him is with The Mayhem Trio of Marlier,…

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