On Sunday, February 6, at 6 pm, in partnership with Gift of Jazz, Dazzle at Baur’s is presenting a fundraiser in support of Al Hood’s Recovery at Sunday’s Bobby Watson with the Denver Jazz All-Stars show. Our dear friend and amazing jazz trumpeter Al Hood fell hard on ice last week. He is currently paralyzed from the neck down and undergoing spinal treatment. The proceeds from this concert will be donated to his GoFundMe page to help offset medical expenses and his recovery. Direct donations may also be made here: www.gofundme.com/f/support-al-hood-in-his-recovery. Thank you for your support!

Bobby will be joined on stage with a stellar band of Denver’s finest…Brad Goode on trumpet, Eric Gunnison on piano, Rico Jones on sax, Ken Walker on bass, and Harold Sumney on drums, in what will undoubtedly be an exciting evening.

An in-demand saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator, Bobby Watson has built a long and lasting musical legacy throughout the years. His musical associations include Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Wynton Marsalis, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, and many more. A prolific force in the jazz world as a leader of highly-acclaimed groups such as Horizon, a quintet with drummer Victor Lewis and bassist Curtis Landy, and a nine-piece band called the High Court of Swing (a tribute group to Johnny Hodges). Beyond his passionate and lyrical playing, Watson is known as a world-class educator, having most recently developed and led the prestigious jazz program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Today, Watson balances a busy professional life of teaching and performing in clubs, festivals, and performing arts centers across the world.

The evening is dedicated to the memory of Shyrel Smith Hosseini, a Gift of Jazz past president and long-time jazz supporter here in Denver.

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