Discover: Spotlight

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.…

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! …

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,…

Local Vocalist 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…

Local Musician Spotlight: Al Hood, Trumpet

Candace LeGault

Among the many great musicians who choose life in Denver over New York City or Los Angeles, giving Denver a reputation as a serious jazz city, is Alan Hood, jazz…

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…

Local Vocalist Spotlight: Teresa Carroll

Candace LeGault

Another one of Denver Jazz’ pride and joys is Teresa Carroll, singer.  Teresa was trained in voice at Ithaca College, at the Harlem School of the Arts, and with vocal…

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