Dazzle presents Venus Cruz – What Young Men Do Livestream on Thursday, August 6 at 8 pm. From jazz to soul, hip hop to Afro-Latin, Denver-based vocalist Venus Cruz has opened for artists such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Saul Williams, Zap Mama, Goapele, Al Green, Guru, Vieux Farka Toure, Tinariwen, Big Freedia, GoGo Penguin, Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship, Corey Henry and Marc De Clive Lowe, among others.
Venus Cruz – Vocals, Eric Luba – Keys, Tim Philpott – Bassk, and Mark Emmons – Drums
Her current projects include What Young Men Do and Super Distant Boyfriend. Within weeks of its inception, What Young Men Do played Denver’s UMS Festival, the Larimer Block Party (now Project Pabst) and opened for Grammy-nominated artists Hiatus Kaiyote and Emily King. In 2016, Venus opened for Grammy winner Gregory Porter at The Chautauqua Amphitheater in Boulder.
Most recently, Venus played the part of freedom fighter “Lola Devine” in the futuristic multimedia project, “The Five Pointers” created by renowned artist Thomas “Detour” Evans for Red Bull Music. Venus has won several Westword Magazine music awards and regularly interviews music luminaries such as Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, Dave King (The Bad Plus), Dennis Ham (Thundercat) and many others.
The live stream will be posted to each platform once showtime approaches.