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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

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6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
720-898-7200 https://arvadacenter.org/

Ray Sings, Basie Swings: Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform music from Ray Charles performances that were previously unreleased in the 1970s then matched with new recordings of the Count Basie Orchestra in the instantly classic album, “Ray Sings and Basie Swings.”

Bright Star: Inspired by a True Story

September 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bright Star weaves an emotional tale of love, loss, and understanding told through the timeless sounds of bluegrass music. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wrote the beautiful music, book, and lyrics that provide a perfect vehicle for this compelling dramatic story. Main Stage Theatre - Performance Dates: Various Dates & Times September 6 – 29 Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm Wed at 1:00 pm Sat – Sun at 2:00…

The Count Meets the Duke

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Join CJRO as they recreate this mash up of two jazz titans playing together. Released in 1961, “First Time! The Count Meets the Duke”reflects Ellington’s elegance and Basie’s rollicking Kansas City Style. Selections include “Take the A Train,” “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” and many other big band classics, featuring CJRO vocalist Heidi Schmidt.

A Christmas Carol—The Musical

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - January 2, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Charles Dickens’ classic tale takes us on a journey to the past, present and future this holiday season! With music by Alan Menken ( Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid ) and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens ( Ragtime, Seussical ), this musical version of curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge’s life and ultimate redemption is the perfect holiday tradition for the entire family. Performance Dates & Times: now – December 22, 2019, Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm, Wed at 1:00 pm,…

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: That 70’s Show

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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The 70’s changed America. From civil rights protests to the emergence of new genres of Rock ‘n Roll. Luckly, the 70’s were a fruitful period for big bands as they began to cover tunes by Steely Dan, Chick Corea and Blood Sweat and Tears, the Beatles, and many other. Join the CJRO for a night of tunes from the 70’s with the vocalist you know and love, Robert Johnson.

CJRO: A Night at the Village Vanguard – Canceled

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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New York’s The Village Vanguard has been a jazz mecca for over 50 years. Hundreds of musicians have recorded at the Vanguard and hundreds more have traveled just to walk in the front doors. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra has been a staple for Monday night jazz big band jazz for decades, featuring the best New York jazz players. Join the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra as they transport you to New York’s The Village Vanguard by performing charts made famous in…

Something Rotten!-Canceled

April 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - May 3, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Healthy competition is one thing, but what happens when you’re up against the most famous playwright of all time? Enter a pair of hapless brothers striving for theatrical success in the English Renaissance against none other than the Bard himself, Shakespeare. Uproarious antics ensue in this smash-hit musical comedy that will leave audiences rolling in the aisles. Performances: April 10 – May 3, 2020, Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm, Wed at 1:00 pm, Sat – Sun at 2:00 pm…

CJRO: Latin Favorites-Postponed

May 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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CJRO takes a journey to Latin and South America with a program of Latin Jazz. With the addition of percussionist, Christian Teele, this concert will be a fiery night of jazz at the Arvada Center.

The Sweet Lillies

July 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Dazzle presents The Sweet Lillies at the Arvada Center, a part of their Front Porch Series. The Sweet Lillies have incorporated all of their cumulative life-experiences into their music, their songwriting, and their artistry, crafting an uncommonly-beautiful style they have christened “String-Americana” - a nod to the band’s all-encompassing musical tastes and willingness to experiment with genres. Julie Gussaroff - bass/vocals Becca Bisque - viola/vocals Dustin Rohleder - guitar/vocals

Dechen Hawk & Thom LaFond

July 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Dazzle Presents Dechen Hawk and Thom LaFond at the Arvada Center, a part of their summer Front Porch Series. Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. “Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender,” Dechen writes, records, and performs Indie Soul music. He imbues his songs with the Buddhist teachings of love, respect and expanding consciousness…

CJRO—Hottest Horn Bands of the 60s & 70s featuring vocalist Larry Braggs

August 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) will be matching the heat of the summer in a concert that features its fantastic horn section! CJRO is thrilled to announce Larry Braggs as the featured vocalist. He is an internationally celebrated solo artist, the long-time lead singer of Tower of Power, and toured with the Temptations, and the Commodores, among others. Enjoy this night of music highlighting many of the hottest bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s including Earth, Wind & Fire,…

Denver Brass & Steven Taylor: Totally Awesome Summer Mix

August 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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You have experienced it - that totally awesome playlist to celebrate and soundtrack your summer! Back by popular demand, Denver Brass and baritone Steven Taylor will have you cruisin' down memory lane with songs that make your heart beat and help you feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face! From classic rock to the silver screen, this is the music you turn up and sing-along to – He’s a Pirate, Impossible Dream, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tequila!,…

CJRO—The Music you’ve been Missing

October 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra presents The Music You’ve Been Missing! The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra’s (CJRO) returns to the Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre for an evening of classic jazz tunes that will delight its listeners. Enjoy familiar melodies including “All of Me,” “Caravan,” and “I Didn’t Know What Time it Was,” and some new classics as well. From hard-hitting swingers to gorgeous ballads, this show is sure to please any music lover! Vocalist Heidi Schmidt will be featured along…

Big Band Royalty: Dukes, Counts and the Barons of Jazz

January 15 @ 7:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra’s (CJRO) returns to the Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre for an evening of live jazz that will delight its listeners. From Counts to Dukes, jazz has a long lineage of royalty and heirs, and a fresh take on many of these greats will be heard when the CJRO big band takes the stage. Songs featured include a new arrangement of “Take the A Train,” Billy Strayhorn’s beautiful ballad, “Come Sunday,” and Count Basie’s “In a…

CJRO — Brazil Calling: Featuring the Music of Antônio Carlos Jobim

March 5 @ 7:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform a night of Latin Jazz featuring the sounds of Brazil, and the exquisite music of Antônio Carlos Jobim. A songwriter, composer, and arranger, Jobim transformed the extroverted rhythms of the Brazilian Samba into an intimate music experience. Guest artists featured on the piano are Victor Mestas and Carl Dixon is on percussion. Both artists are well-known for their expertise in playing Brazilian music and are educators at CU Boulder. Vocalist, Heidi Schmidt will…

Simply Swingin’: Great American Crooners with Steve Lippia

May 21 @ 7:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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Internationally acclaimed music phenomenon Steve Lippia returns in his first CJRO appearance since 2018. A long-time Las Vegas headliner and engaging entertainer, Lippia will be singing your favorite American songs of yesterday and today. The concert will include musical numbers made famous by Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Bobby Darin among others. You won’t want to miss one of Steve’s rare Colorado appearances! Enjoy this sampling of Steve singing a few of…

A Night of Sizzling Soul with Larry Braggs

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003 United States
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The CJRO presents: A Night of Sizzling Soul with Larry Braggs National recording artist Larry Braggs returns for another red-hot concert with the CJRO! Braggs was lead vocalist for the legendary soul band Tower of Power for 14 years in addition to touring with the Temptations and the Commodores. Braggs has also added his soulful vocals to recording projects alongside David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Chicago, and others. Denver Jazz lovers and fans who were fortunate enough to attend last summer’s…

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