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Local Musician Spotlight: MaryLynn Gillaspie

Candace LeGault

Rare Silk! Most of our active jazz listeners know MaryLynn Gillaspie’s history with Rare Silk, the 1980s Grammy-nominated vocal group. What a story! I’ll try to share some of the…

Local Musician Spotlight: Vlad Girshevich

Candace LeGault

How do you spell Piano Brilliance in Russian? V-L-A-D! I met with Vlad Girshevich, where I learned about a guy who’s on a totally different plane from me and from…

Local Musician Spotlight: Pete Lewis

Candace LeGault

It’s hard to start writing about Pete Lewis because there are so many elements to his personality and experience: Sax player, composer and arranger, athlete, business owner, teacher. When he…

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: 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…

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