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Local Musician Spotlight: MaryLynn Gillaspie

Candace LeGault

Rare Silk! Most of our active jazz listeners know MaryLynn Gillaspie’s history with Rare Silk, the 1980s Grammy-nominated vocal group. What a story! I’ll try to share some of the…

Local Musician Spotlight: Vlad Girshevich

Candace LeGault

How do you spell Piano Brilliance in Russian? V-L-A-D! I met with Vlad Girshevich, where I learned about a guy who’s on a totally different plane from me and from…

Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles

A Celebration of Community City Park Jazz presents Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band, a Denver-based band dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style…

Local Musician Spotlight: Pete Lewis

Candace LeGault

It’s hard to start writing about Pete Lewis because there are so many elements to his personality and experience: Sax player, composer and arranger, athlete, business owner, teacher. When he…

Local Musician Spotlight: Jill Fredericksen

Candace LeGault

A rare Denver native and product of our Denver and Colorado schools, Jill Fredericksen has her roots both firmly here and yet deeply embedded in Balinese Gamelan music. More on…

Local Musician Spotlight: Victor Mestas Pérez

Candace LeGault

Every jazz musician I meet comes from a different background. One will have had music in his life from day one and musically gifted parents; another will have first thought…

Khabu Doug Young, Guitarist & Composer

Guitar – The Instrument that Rocked the World, now at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Tickets at dmns.org. Khabu Doug Young, guitarist, and composer, currently resides in Boulder…

Local Musician Spotlight: Annie Booth

Candace LeGault

Here in metro Denver, if you say the name Annie Booth to any jazz listener, you’ll get a smile. She is talented to the max and loved by anyone who…

An Evening with Dianne Reeves & Colorado Symphony

Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves Comes to Denver. Denver's own five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for an intimate evening with your Colorado Symphony! Her lush…

Local Musician Spotlight: Al Hood

Candace LeGault

On January 27, 0ur dear friend and amazing jazz trumpeter Al Hood fell hard on ice. He is currently paralyzed from the neck down and undergoing spinal treatment. To support…

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