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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…

Local Musician Spotlight: Eric Gunnison

Candace LeGault

Eric Gunnison is a happy man who has lived the dreams and aspirations of his youth. It shows in his playing, and in his serene personality. Before meeting Eric for…

Local Musician Spotlight: Max Wagner

Candace LeGault

Alto sax musician Max Wagner boggles my mind on so many levels. Most of the musicians I have spotlighted have come out of University learning and developed their talents traditionally.…

Local Musician Spotlight: Peter Sommer

Candace LeGault

Tenor sax player Peter Sommer holds as his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.  With the depth of his playing, he could have easily been a hero of…

Local Musician Spotlight: Terri Jo Jenkins

Candace LeGault

One of three daughters of an accomplished pianist and a fine singer, Terri Jo started her professional musical life at about age 10 singing three-part harmony with her sisters at…

Local Musician Spotlight: Alex Heffron

Candace LeGault

This young man is HOT. Which is odd, because, when Alex Heffron started guitar lessons in elementary school, he was no standout, by his own admission. His first year of…

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…

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