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Nocturne: Saturday Supper & Stream—Wil Swindler Quartet

Nocturne Live Stream features The Wil Swindler Quartet! Wil Swindler - alto saxophone, Peter Stoltzman - piano, Matt Smiley - bass, Dru Heller - drums With the goal of bringing…

Dru Heller Trio "In Motian" - Canceled

Drummer Dru Heller presents a celebration of the music of Paul Motian. One of the most influential jazz drummers of all time, Motian first came to prominence in the late…

The Gift of Jazz: Celebrating 100 Years of Yusef Lateef

Celebrating 100 Years of Yusef Lateef Presented by Matt Smiley (bass) and Heath Walton (woodwinds) with Ben Markley (piano) and Alejandro Castano (drums) Throughout his 60 year career, Yusef Lateef…

Josh Reed Quartet

Josh Reed- trumpet, Tim Wendel- guitar, Matt Smiley- bass, Dru Heller- drums These musicians have been playing together for over five years in Colorado, and are lucky to have Josh…

The Ben Markley Trio Celebrates Black American Composers

Ben Markley - Piano, Matt Smiley - Bass, Alejandro Castaño - Drums Nocturne welcomes the Ben Markley Trio to the stage as they celebrate the works of the great Black American jazz composers…

The Matt Smiley Quintet Explores David Bowie

Over three Thursdays in June, the Matt Smiley Quintet will be diving deep into the music and complex energy of the brilliant David Bowie. Bowie without a doubt was one…

The Song Is You: Music for Lovers with Elaine Dame and the Annie Booth Trio

Valentine jazz at Dazzle! Elaine Dame sings—and people stop and listen. On Valentine's Day evening the Chicago-based jazz vocalist lends her charismatic and clear tone to an intimate evening of…

Local Musician Spotlight: Matt Smiley

Candace LeGault

Next in our series, “Spotlight on a Local Musician,” is an introduction to bassist Matt Smiley. As I’ve said in past Spotlights, here in metro Denver and Colorado we have…

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