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Local Musician Spotlight: Clare Church

Candace LeGault

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. For this musician, life gave her lemonade and took it away, leaving lemons. But what she’s doing to get back the lemonade is…

Local Musician Spotlight: Gonzalo Teppa

Candace LeGault

We in Denver are so lucky to have Gonzalo Teppa here. Here’s a man who had a successful career in Venezuela playing for the Symphony Orchestra of the State of…

Local Musician Spotlight: Heidi Schmidt

Candace LeGault

Heidi Schmidt is a top-notch jazz singer in Denver. Promotion materials about Heidi say she has danced with gypsies, shared coffee with Bedouin, sipped tea in the House of Lords,…

Local Musician Spotlight: Greg Tanner Harris

Candace LeGault

Over my years listening to live jazz in Denver, I’ve heard Greg Harris a number of times playing the vibraphone and always enjoyed his playing. I thought it would be…

Local Musician Spotlight: Bill McCrossen

Candace LeGault

Bill McCrossen, one of the most versatile bassists you’ll ever hear, is a native New Yorker who visited Colorado after high school, fell in love with the area, and never…

Local Musician Spotlight: Ken Walker

Candace LeGault

Ken Walker is known as the “first-call” jazz bassist in the front range, which means when top national talent gets a booking in this region, Ken is the bassist they…

Local Musician Spotlight: Greg Gisbert

Candace LeGault

We who love jazz will go to great lengths to hear the top talent nationally and internationally. We love to hear someone who has performed with the likes of Buddy…

Local Musican Spotlight: Tom Amend

Candace LeGault

In a distant galaxy (Wyoming) a long time ago (maybe 18 years), a little 6-year-old boy began playing piano, inspired by his father, who played classic rock. A year or…

Local Musician Spotlight: Jeff Jenkins

Candace LeGault

Jeff Jenkins is one of the busiest musicians on the Front Range, with good reason. He plays piano and he plays the B3 organ; he composes, and he teaches at…

Local Musician Spotlight: Wil Swindler

Candace LeGault

Saxophone player Wil Swindler is well known in jazz circles in Colorado and around the country,  but he’s most active on the Colorado jazz scene.  He leads a modern bop…

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