This is our H2 Big Band “Call to Health” for Al Hood and the Denver community, and the opening salvo in Dazzle’s Monday night large ensemble series. We will be playing arrangements and compositions of Dave Hanson’s that were written to feature Al, as well as great charts by Wil Swindler and Paul McKee. After Al Hood’s serious spinal injury earlier this year we’ve been going out of our way to keep Al’s situation front and center: his recovery is going to be a long haul, and he will need as much emotional and financial support as our community can make available to him. Our music is a “call” to/for Al and a reminder of the wonderful music he’s made, and hopefully will make in the future!
Sam Williams Saxes
John Mathews Trombones
Gabe Mervine Trumpets
Dave Hanson – piano
Ken Walker – bass
Paul Romaine – drums
With special guest Erica Brown on Vocals
This show is part of Dazzle’s 2022 Keeping It Cool Lineup, which includes 2 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 4 Blues Music Award-Winners, a Colorado Hall of Famer, 7 GRAMMY® Award Nominations, 5 Blues Music Awards, and an additional 13 Blues Music Awards Nominations amongst them.