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The Delta Sonics

May 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dazzle at Baur’s 1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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The Delta Sonics music takes a Chicago Blues base and seasons it with Swing, Delta, N’awlins R&B and some early Rock n' Roll. They were Westword’s best blues band in Denver the last six of eight years. The band made the semi-finals in the Memphis (International Blues Challenge) in 2012, defeating 25 other Colorado bands. They have been featured at many of the major festivals in Colorado and Wyoming. Al Chesis supplies vocals & foot stomping showmanship but it's his…

A Tribute to “Papi” Ray Pacheco and Freddie Rodriquez Sr

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bar at PLAZA 38 3550 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211 United States
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The Bar at Plaza 38, know by local as "Bar 38" is hosting a tribute to "Papi" Ray Pacheco and Freddie Rodriquez Sr. Music TBA. "Papi" Ray Pacheco - passed away April 3, 2021: Latin jazz percussionist Ray played many times with several different bands at KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. In more recent times, he performed with Neil Bridge 7+. He was one of the most beloved musicians of Denver, not only as a musician but as the…

CCJA Sundays—A Conversation with Becca Stevens

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grammy-nominated Becca Stevens has established an outstanding career blending her effortless vocal talent with exquisite compositions that draw inspiration from pop, jazz, indie-rock, and traditional Appalachian folk music. As well as her solo output, Becca is a highly respected collaborator and has worked with the likes of David Crosby, Jacob Collier, Brad Mehldau, and Esperanza Spalding among others. This conversation will cover many aspects about Stevens' career, musical concept, current projects, and more. This interview is free and open to…

Matt Smiley Quintet – Renditions Dinner Series

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 23, 2021

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club 1330 27th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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What happens when an iconic recording inspires a chef and sommelier? RENDITIONS - an interactive five course dinner event where the art of gastronomy and music collide. This unique fusion of dinner party, jazz concert and creative symposium is Nocturne’s signature event and only available a few nights per year. In addition to an original 5-course tasting menu, this experience includes chats with the musicians on stage, course explanations by Nocturne's culinary team & wine pairing notes by Nocturne's co-owners.…

Olenwine and Walter: Piano and Vibes

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Muse Performance Space 200 E. South Boulder Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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Susan Olenwine was the pianist of the Bridgeport Symphony and Orchestra New England, and performed concerti with regional symphonies. Currently the pianist for the Boulder Chorale and Longmont Symphony, she has been active as a freelance pianist, staff pianist at Metro State University and CU, on the teaching faculty of the Center for Musical Arts and Rocky Ridge Festival School. The first vibraphonist to win NYC’s most prestigious music competition, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, Doug Walter‘s smart international reputation…

Purnell Steen and LeJazz Machine

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dazzle at Baur’s 1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Thankfully the Five Points sound is still alive today, and the main keeper of the flame is pianist Purnell Steen and his groups.  Steen is a consummate performer who has a legion of devoted fans in his native Denver and his band is always versatile, enlightened and swinging! May is NAMI of Colorado - Mental Health Awareness Month and a $5 donation is encouraged.

Stafford Hunter Presents Young Lions

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dazzle at Baur’s 1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Stafford Hunter will bring to the forefront some of Denver's most promising young jazz musicians to the Dazzle stage. Various young musicians from high school to university, showcasing their talents as musicians, composers, arrangers attempts to master the standards of the masters. Come witness the future of the Denver and worldwide jazz scene. Stafford Hunter: Multi-Grammy nominated: Trombone/Shells. Performed and/or record with Clark Terry, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Lenny Kravitz, Oliver Lake, Orrin Evans, 21 years: Duke Ellington Orchestra, etc... https://www.staffordhunter.com…

Angels in the Wind—A Virtual Literary Celebration

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A VIRTUAL LITERARY CELEBRATION! Register below for a front-row seat at your computer as Manuel Ramos and Dr. Jorge Zamora discuss crime fiction, Latinos and angels! Gus Corral – he’s sought the skull of Pancho Villa in Denver (Desperado: A Mile High Noir), fought a killer in Colorado’s mountain town of Frisco (My Bad: A Mile High Noir) and smuggled money into Cuba (The Golden Havana Night: A Sherlock Homie Mystery). Now Gus searches for his runaway teen cousin from…

Harold Summey with Creative Love Happening

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club 1330 27th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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Hailing from Virginia, Harold Summey has been a drummer/percussionist for over thirty years and has shared the stage with Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Buck Hill, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Gunther Schuller, Wynton Marsalis, Geri Allen, Pat Metheny, Whitney Houston, James Moody, John Hicks, David "Fathead" Newman, Don Braden, Brian Lynch, Walt Weiskopf, Terrell Stafford, Nick Brignola, Ray Charles, Patti Austin, Aaron Neville, Bobby Watson, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. In 1992, Mr. Summey was the first prize winner of the Thelonious…

100 Nights of Jazz – Harry Drabkin Quartet

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Classic Pianos—Live Stream 1332 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210 United States

Classic Pianos presents 100 Nights of Jazz featuring the Harry Drabkin Quartet. “100 Nights of Jazz” is a virtual concert series, streamed live from the stage at Classic Pianos in Denver. Enjoy an hour or so of jazz streaming and, as a special treat, Eric Gunnison is on piano. As you may know, he was Carmen McRae’s pianist and is nothing short of terrific. You’ll find the set list particularly enjoyable for this show. Featuring Harry Drabkin on sax, Andrew…

100 Nights of Jazz: Linda Maich Trio

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classic Pianos—Live Stream 1332 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210 United States

Classic Pianos presents 100 Nights of Jazz featuring Linda Maich Trio. “100 Nights of Jazz” is a virtual concert series, streamed live from the stage at Classic Pianos in Denver. Linda has performed for many years in Denver, most recently at Lannieʼs Clocktower Cabaret, la Cour Art Bar, and Denver Botanic Gardens. Her trio of CDs are sold at Denver Botanic Gardensʼ Shop at the Gardens. She has recently been featured on radio station, JAZZ89 KUVO in Denver. Linda Maich-vocals,…

Alex Heffron Group

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dazzle at Baur’s 1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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The Alex Heffron Group is a Denver based Jazz quartet focusing on original improvised music. The band features some of Denver’s finest musicians. Alex Heffron is a jazz guitarist located in Denver, CO. Alex received his BM in Jazz Guitar at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a member of multiple bands around the area and has performed with many of the local legends. He has also performed with Kenwood Dennard, Ernie Watts, John Reily, Matt Wilson, Melvin Butler,…

Liquid Animal

May 21 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dazzle at Baur’s 1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Liquid Animal is an artist collective of eclectic musicians from Colorado, Boston, New Orleans and New Zealand who are explores of rhythm and melody. Powerful unique spicy front vocals by band leader NIYA Nolting, blazing guitar by James Dumm, and funky drummer Eddie Christmas, present music from New Orleans and more. Be prepared to dance. This groove will make you move. Connecting to the times with their new funky Single “Pay the Rent”. The collective is a fluid network of…

The David Bernot Quintet

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club 1330 27th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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The last two Fridays in May, David Bernot (a recipient of two Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer awards) and his new quintet will debut a selection of innovative & original compositions that represent David's eclectic education and uniquely forged career. David's top-shelf quintet is comprised of a collection of highly regarded and grammy award nominated musicians including: Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Tom Amend on piano, Gonzalo Teppa on bass and Michael D'Angelo on drums. All the members of this quintet…

Bailey Hinkley Grogan Quartet

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muse Performance Space 200 E. South Boulder Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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Bailey Hinkley Grogan is an up and coming jazz vocalist in the jazz world. She has performed all over the US with groups like Bobby McFerrin, Ben Folds, and Darmon Meador, and has most recently appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2019. While she is primarily influenced by jazz artists like Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Carmen McRae, Michael Mayo, and Chick Corea, her music also embodies her roots in the southwest with folk influence. The BHG Quartet will be…

CCJA Sundays—Masterminds with Anisha Rush: Finding Melody Through Harmony

Masterminds with Anisha Rush: Finding Melody Through Harmony In this masterclass, saxophonist Anisha Rush will guide the audience through methods for how to approach harmony in order to develop individual melody and voice. A donation of $10 is suggested for this masterclass. Zoom link  Passcode: ccja Interviews are curated by Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts faculty and staff member Camilla Vaitaitis; and include incredible interviews with jazz musicians and industry professionals (Instagram Live), CCJA Masterminds workshops over Zoom (free -…

Andy Weyl Trio – Salute to Piano Masters

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muse Performance Space 200 E. South Boulder Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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Andy has worked with a veritable who’s who of premier jazz musicians, including Ken Peplowski, Spike Robinson, Javon Jackson, Greg Gisbert, Hugh Ragin, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Keith Oxman, Regina Carter, Pete Condoli, Red Holloway, Benny Golson, Buddy Tate, Al Grey and more. He is in high demand for all styles of jazz, from swing to be-bop, mainstream to free. Andy Weyl-piano, Gonzalo Peppa-Bass, Clare Church-drums This is a LIVE performance. Make reservations HERE. It is also live streamed on…

Summer of Adventure—Denver Public Library

May 25 @ 12:00 am - August 21 @ 12:00 am

The Denver Public Library's FREE Summer of Adventure program encourages youth from birth to 12th grade to READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE by providing opportunities for informal learning and activities to help them retain academic and social skills throughout their summer vacation. Youth can register for the program online or at any branch by August 13. Youth can download an Adventure Guide (or create their own) to record their activities and work their way to a finishing prize.

Pagan-Lewis-Church Reunion Band

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muse Performance Space 200 E. South Boulder Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States
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When great musicians, who are also great friends, meet up after years, it’s like no time has passed! Mike Pagan, former Denver area piano phenom and up-and-coming bassist Louie Pagan have been part of the Kansas City music scene for years. They join Pete Lewis and Clare Church for this one night only reunion. The music promises to be a beautiful, exciting, and fun evening of jazz. This is a LIVE performance. Make reservations HERE. It is also live streamed…

The Peter Sommer Septet

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - July 15 @ 10:00 pm
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club 1330 27th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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The Peter Sommer Septet, featuring Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Wil Swindler on alto/bari saxophone, Paul McKee on trombone, Ben Markley on piano, Seth Lewis on bass and Paul Romaine on drums is one of the most dynamic and exciting jazz ensembles in Colorado Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues around the world. Although rooted deeply in the…

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