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Jazz News: Donald Rossa retires from Dazzle; Max Roach centennial; Charlie Parker’s plastic sax

A fond farewell to Donald Rossa, who owned and ran Dazzle through its three locations (now at the Denver Performing Arts Complex), and countless shows featuring local and national talent,…

Gift of Jazz — A Centennial Tribute to Max Roach

  Gift of Jazz presents A Centennial Tribute to Max Roach on Sunday, January 21 at 7 pm at The Muse Performance Space in Lafayette. Max Roach (1924-2007) is known…

Jazz News: Denver’s arts and culture recovery; Gift of Jazz “NextUp”; Hancock piano winner Jahari Stampley

Are we there yet? Has the Metro Denver arts community recovered from the pandemic? Maybe not yet, but we’re headed in the right direction, according to the Colorado Business Committee…

A Conversation with Randy Brecker

Gift of Jazz proudly presents a grand reunion show with Chie Imaizumi and Randy Brecker at Dazzle at the Performing Arts Complex two nights, two sets – Wednesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 28…

Local Musician Spotlight: David Froman

Candace LeGault

I really wanted to meet David Froman because I not only enjoy his playing, but he seems to be everywhere there’s jazz in Denver. Despite the breadth of his background,…

2023 Jazz Hero Tenia Nelson

David Froman

To a casual observer of the Rocky Mountain jazz scene, pianist-percussionist-educator-composer-arranger Tenia Nelson seems to be everywhere all at once. A Denver native and graduate of Metropolitan State University of…

A Centennial Tribute to Johnny Hartman

Gift of Jazz presents a centennial tribute to Johnny Hartman performed by Robert Johnson on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 pm at Dazzle at Baur's. July 2023 is when vocalist…

A Centennial Tribute to Tito Puente with the Colorado Mambo Orchestra

It's the Centennial celebration of Tito Puente this year! Concerts and events are taking place all over the country, and we are thrilled to bring you a night to take…

The Gift of Jazz Presents DZIRAE GOLD

Featuring: DZIRAE GOLD – Vox and Keyboard In this second session of the New Music Series, the Gift of Jazz is proud to present local vocalist and band leader, DZIRAE…

The Gift of Jazz presents The David Bernot Quintet

Come enjoy the original compositions and arrangements of local saxophonist, and educator, David Bernot at the Lodge at Woods Boss! We hope you’ll join us for a craft beer from…

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