The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) performs the best of Basie and other time-honored blues artists in this entertaining evening of live music.
Featuring many of the best jazz musicians in the area, the CJRO will perform a variety of blues tunes including Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss Flat,” along with Stan Kenton’s “A Little Minor Blues.”
Critically acclaimed vocalist, Heidi Schmidt will sing “Avalon” and many other favorites in a concert that will delight every blues and jazz lover.
Basie, Blues, and More! musicians include lead trumpet player, Andrew Fowler who currently performs with the United States Air Force Academy Band; trumpeter Gabriel Mervine who began his professional career at 13 and has performed with artists such as Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, and Terence Blanchard. Internationally known drummer, Mike Marlier is the Director of Drum Set Studies at Lamont School of Music and has performed and recorded with artists including Dave Grusin, Benny Golson, and Nelson Rangell. Pianist Eric Gunnison has recorded and toured with Lifetime NEA Jazz Master award winner Carmen McRae, along with the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band. Bassist Eduardo “Bijoux” Barbosa was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil before moving to Denver in 1997. Barbosa is a top studio musician and can be heard on over 300 recordings. Read the musician’s biographies here Coloradojazz.org
Live stream option is available