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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…

Ellyn Rucker's Grand Return to the Stage!

Ellyn Rucker makes her grand return to the stage with a jazz celebration hosted by The Ron Bland Trio on Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm. You will witness Ellyn become…

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…

Darren Kramer Organization - Five Points Jazz Festival

Enrique Jimenez

Darren Kramer is an Edwards Trombone Performing Artist and Ableton Specialist and is in demand as a freelance trombonist, composer, and educator throughout the United States. Kramer graduated from the…

The Delta Sonics at the Plaza Stage - Five Points Jazz Festival 2019

Enrique Jimenez

The Delta Sonics have been playing in Colorado since 1992, and have established themselves as one of the finest blues acts in the area with their solid musicianship and exciting…

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 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: 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…

Q & A Time with Janine Gastineau during Women’s History Month

Today's featured Woman for Women's History Month is Denver’s own Janine Gastineau. With a Master’s degree from the University of Denver, in Jazz Performance, this lady brings both education and…

Local Musician Spotlight: Drummer Alejandro Castaño

Candace LeGault

Today we’ll Spotlight one of the young lions who came through Denver’s educational and opportunity-laden jazz environment to become one of the hottest and most talented drummers on the scene…

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