Join host Michael Wulfsohn for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Monday Night Beat at 8pm, as we take a listen to selections from flutist, Frank Wess’s 1971 release on the Memphis based, Stax/Enterprise Records label, “Wess to Memphis.”  This album was recorded the same year, at the historic Muscle Shoals Studio in Memphis, TN.  Backed up by an uncredited, Motown pick-up studio rhythm section, it also features saxophonist, Eli Fantane, from Marvin Gaye’s horn section from the 1971 “What’s Goin’ On” hit single. 

Gerald Wilson Centennial Birthday

Sep 4, 2018

Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and educator Gerald Wilson was a jazz treasure for more than six decades. Named an NEA Jazz Master in 1990. Wilson's multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century. Born in Shelby, Mississippi on September 4, 1918. Died on September 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.

Local Musician Spotlight: Dru Heller

Aug 31, 2018
Jack Sasson

This month’s spotlight is on another incredible musician who transplanted to Denver and is taking full advantage of the jazz environment and the supportive local jazz musicians that surround us here in the Front Range. It’s Dru Heller, a drummer who clearly “has it all.”

Tomasz Stanko Quintet
Dazzle Nightclub, Denver
April 10, 2010, First Set

Review: Jean-Luc Ponty Band - The Atlantic Years Tour

Jun 16, 2017

One thing we learned Tuesday night: Enigmatic Ocean (Atlantic, 1977), violinist Jean Luc Ponty’s fourth album for Atlantic Records, is his favorite. And why not? It made it to number one on the jazz charts in 1977. Plus, it’s pretty good.