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“Night and Day” | Listener Picks 1, April 29

Composed by Cole Porter, “Night and Day” was introduced in November 1932 on the opening night of the musical Gay Divorce at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City.…

“How High the Moon” | Listener Picks 2, April 28

“How High the Moon” was composed by Morgan Lewis with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton. The tune made its Broadway debut in 1940, performed by Alfred Drake and Frances Comstock for…

"Nature Boy" | Listener Picks 1, April 27

Nat “King” Cole first released “Nature Boy” - composed by eden ahbez - in 1948. Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of this compositions most notable covers! A year…

Baur's Listening Lounge Officially Open for Business

Denver's newest jazz gem, Baur's Listening Lounge, welcomed nearly 100 people to its grand opening April 23.  Guests enjoyed live music provided by the Music Appreciation Society and a taste of Baur's menu. Executive…

Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud" | Stories of Standards

Composed in 1947, Thelonius Monk's "In Walked Bud" is a tribute to jazz pianist Bud Powell. The tune's chord progression borrows from Irving Berlin's 1927 standard "Blue Skies." "In Walked Bud" spans…

“Manteca” | Listener Picks, April 20

Composed in 1947 by Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and Gil Fuller, “Manteca” is one of the earliest Afro-Cuban jazz tunes and Gillespie’s most popular recordings. Tune in today as we…

Su Teatro Word Fest | April 20-26

Su Teatro Performing Arts and Cultural Center is hosting its 1st Ever Word Fest April 20 through 26, a festival dedicated to promoting a deeper appreciation of the written word…

"Giant Steps" | Listener Picks, April 14

John Coltrane's most influential composition, "Giant Steps," was the biggest hit from his first album as a band leader. The original recording band included Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers…

XicanIndie Film Fest XVII: Words of Revolution Review

On the opening night of XicanIndie Film Fest XVII hosted by Su Teatro Performing and Cultural Arts Center, award-winning film Words of Revolution helped kick-off the festival showcasing the best in Chicano independent films and Latino World Cinema April 9…

“’Round Midnight” | Listener Picks, April 9

Composed by Thelonious Monk and Cootie Williams, "'Round Midnight" is one of the most recorded jazz standards. Referred to as the “National Anthem of Jazz”, there are more than 1,700…

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