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“One of the many reasons I love Jazz, is because you never play the same song the same way twice!” It’s great to be having my 90th Birthday Tribute at Dazzle! As a musician and music educator for over 60 years, it is truly a blessing to currently be experiencing “the best years of my life,” personally and professionally. I am extremely inspired, and writing special musical arrangements for this wonderful tribute, as well as for future gigs! My love and gratitude to my wife of 27 years, Karen Lee, our family and friends! Additionally, to Dazzle, KUVO Jazz Public Radio, our entire musical community, former students, Denver Public Schools colleagues, Denver School of the Arts, musicians, mentors, nightclub owners, festivals, theatres, and all audiences and gigs in Colorado and beyond, who have supported my music in the past, as well as present and future! It is essential that I share the depth of passion that my wife and I have for quality music, and pass it along. My goal is to continue growing, and sharing our music with you all the days of my life! Let’s raise a glass together, and celebrate in it, on Saturday evening, August 24th, 2019 at Dazzle!”

“Neil has upheld the highest standards in musicianship and music education…as well as swinging without remorse! Truly a long-time giant of Denver’s jazz scene, Neil Bridge, and his muse, Karen Lee Bridge, will remind you with his classic arrangements and impeccable taste, of why we love this most American of music styles.”– Ricky Rodriguez, Denver City Park Jazz Festival 2013

Emcee Pat McNulty & Neil’s Toast by The Heartbeat of KUVO Carlos Lando
Schedule of the Evening’s Performances:

The Neil Bridge Trio 6pm
Ron Bland-Bass Neil Bridge-Piano Kevin Smith- Drums

Neil Bridge’s Quintessence 7pm
Spotlighting Vocalist Karen Lee
Featuring Guitarist Wayne Wilkinson
with Ron Bland on Bass & Brian Claxton on Drums

Neil Bridge 7+ 8:15pm
Guest Artist and Latin Percussionist: Gary Sosias
Renowned Latin Percussionist: Jose Madera
Attending with La Familia and sitting in, Legendary Latin Percussionist: Papi Ray Pacheco
Neil Bridge Piano, bandleader, arranger, composer, musical director, former DPS Music educator
Bass: Ron Bland & Andrew Hudson
Drums: Larry “LT” Thompson
Trumpet 1: Derek Banach
Trumpet 2: Chris Walters
Saxes: Chuck Schneider
Legendary Trombonist: Al Hermann
Vocalist: Karen Lee
Swing, Latin Jazz, Jazz Funk, Classics

The Bridge Afterglow Jam Hosted by Andrew Hudson 10:30pm
FREE – 21+

Open to Musicians & Vocalists

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Neil Bridge’s NINETIETH Birthday Celebration


Dazzle at Baur’s
1512 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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