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Local Musician Spotlight: Jill Fredericksen

Candace LeGault

A rare Denver native and product of our Denver and Colorado schools, Jill Fredericksen has her roots both firmly here and yet deeply embedded in Balinese Gamelan music. More on…

Local Musician Spotlight: Tenia Nelson

Candace LeGault

She’d never admit to this moniker, but Tenia Nelson is most certainly a wonder woman. She heads two different bands, teaches at her home studio and at two schools, composes…

Local Musician Spotlight: Victor Mestas Pérez

Candace LeGault

Every jazz musician I meet comes from a different background. One will have had music in his life from day one and musically gifted parents; another will have first thought…

Local Musician Spotlight: Annie Booth

Candace LeGault

Here in metro Denver, if you say the name Annie Booth to any jazz listener, you’ll get a smile. She is talented to the max and loved by anyone who…

Local Musician Spotlight: Al Hood

Candace LeGault

On January 27, 0ur dear friend and amazing jazz trumpeter Al Hood fell hard on ice. He is currently paralyzed from the neck down and undergoing spinal treatment. To support…

Local Musician Spotlight — Robert Johnson

Candace LeGault

Robert Johnson is one of the busiest Colorado singers because he does much more than club gigs. His speaking voice is as valued as his singing voice. He has had…

Local Musician Spotlight: Andy Weyl

Candace LeGault

Local Musician Spotlight: Andy Weyl Andy came to us in Denver via a most circuitous route both geographically and musically. But his history here for over 30 years with the…

Local Musician Spotlight: Keith Oxman

Candace LeGault

I confess! I’m excited! I heard some music on KUVO recently that stopped me in my tracks. What’s that? What instrument is that with the tenor sax? I love this…

Local Musician Spotlight: Mark Simon

Candace LeGault

Meeting Mark Simon was quite a revelation. I met a man who has had one of the most exceptional musical histories, working with almost all of the most famous jazz…

Local Musician Spotlight: Brian Claxton

Candace LeGault

BRIAN CLAXTON His biography describes Brian Claxton as an old soul and passionate student of the history of American music. Of course, I just had to ask Brian what it…

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