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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…

Local Musician Spotlight: Janine Gastineau

Candace LeGault

Janine Gastineau is a multi-genre singer who is totally enjoyable in whatever genre she’s singing at the moment.  She sings jazz; Brazilian MPB (Música Popular Brasileira); French chanson (any lyric-driven French song,…

Local Musician Spotlight: Adam Bartczak

Candace LeGault

Though rooted in jazz, Denver-based trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Adam Bartczak reaches into many walks of music.  He has played and recorded with musicians from Robin Eubanks, Bryan Lynch,…

Local Musician Spotlight: Patrick McDevitt

Candace LeGault

Young Patrick McDevitt is a true product of the Colorado jazz scene.  He was first introduced to music by his musician parents.  His Denver influences include Ken Walker, Paul Romaine,…

Local Musician Spotlight: Dexter Payne

Candace LeGault

Dexter Payne plays the world!  He says his life is “the scenic route, not the toll road.”  Perhaps this needs explanation. Growing up immersed in music, Dexter was introduced to…

Local Musician Spotlight: Bob Montgomery

Candace LeGault

Bob Montgomery is yet another example of an international talent who has settled in Colorado by choice to enjoy the great local musicianship we all appreciate here in Denver. Bob…

Book Review: Left of Boom

Dr. Robert Greer MD

Sometimes a singular event can change the trajectory of one's life, so it was with Douglas Laux who was a college freshman when the twin towers fell in New York.…

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