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From jazz to soul, hip hop to Afro-Latin, Denver-based vocalist Venus Cruz has opened for artists such as Gregory Porter, Hiatus Kaiyote, Black Thought of The Roots, Meshell Ndegeocello, Saul Williams, Zap Mama, Al Green, Guru, Vieux Farka Toure, Tinariwen, Big Freedia, GoGo Penguin, Corey Henry and Marc De Clive Lowe, among others.

Her current projects include What Young Men Do and Super Distant Boyfriend. In 2019, Venus played the part of freedom fighter “Lola Devine” in the futuristic multimedia project, “The Five Pointers,” created by artist Thomas “Detour” Evans for Red Bull Music. Venus has won several Westword Magazine music awards, and for the last 14 years was the host of the popular radio show “Jazz Odyssey” on 89.3 KUVO, where she enjoys interviewing music luminaries such as Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, Dave King (The Bad Plus), Dennis Ham (Thundercat) and many others.

Venus Cruz – vocals
Charles Mertens, – bass
DeShawn Alexander – keys
Evan Ballinger – keys
Kowan Turner – drums

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Venus Cruz & Super Distant Boyfriend – On Stage and Live Stream


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