The wild and dangerous corona-virus, roller-coaster ride continues into the month of August. There are both streaming and live events around sufficient to satisfy efforts to catch the “sound of surprise” for people who wish to venture out and those who want to stay close to home.
For example, on the live side, violinist Katie Glassman and Snapshot are at the Vail Jazz in the Park series on Friday at 5 p.m. On Thursday, you can hit Dazzle for bassist Tony Golden and his sextet at 7 p.m. Over at Nocturne, Thursday finds pianist Tom Amend and trumpeter Gabriel Mervine in a quartet exploring the standards of George Gershwin at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The following night, Friday, finds Amend back at Nocturne in a trio setting, trading in his piano for an organ.
During Saturday, guitarist Dan Schwindt is on the Nocturne stage with a quartet at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and drummer Drew Heller is there on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Looking at Wednesday, Nocturne has Brazilian sounds with folk such as Raoul Rossiter and Victor Messas Perez.
Nocturne has had the most consistent, live programming during these trying times, but in all cases its always wise to check things out whether it be Nocturne, Dazzle or the Muse Performance Space in Lafayette. At the Muse Space on Friday, trumpeter Al Hood and Expeditions will perform in a concert that will be streamed on Friday at 7 p.m.
Speaking of streaming, guitarist Bill Frisell’s trio with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston. Frisell grew up in Denver and Royston left Denver for the East Coast and has made his mark, in a big way, nationally. The live stream from the Village Vanguard on Friday and Saturday is 7 p.m. MST and there is a charge associated with it.
Images: Homepage-Dan Schwindt; this page top to bottom: Katie Glassman & Snapshot, Dru Heller, and Bill Frisell.
Jazz Notes 8-6-2020