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Rich Chiaraluce Qunitet Plays Cannonball Adderley

May 29 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

The Rich Chiaraluce Quintet will be playing the music of the legendary Cannonball Adderly Quintet. All of the arrangements swing hard and have a groove. Rich Chiaraluce - Alto Pete Olstead - Trumpet Eric Gunnison - Piano Mark Simon - Bass Paul Romaine - Drums TICKETS

Alex Loran & Friends

May 30 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Alex premiered her “New Beginnings Suite” in March and is excited to bring some of the movements from it as well as brand new music to Dazzle. Alex recently graduated from the Thompson Jazz Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She draws from her education there as well as personal experience to compose music that showcases her original voice. As a saxophonist, she has been fortunate to work with many accomplished musicians from Colorado and all over the…

Heather Hunt

May 30 @ 9:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Heather Hunt, based in Denver, CO, is a captivating songwriter who effortlessly blends elements of blues and jazz into her music. Her compositions are a fusion of various styles, reflecting her diverse influences and musical sensibilities. With her soulful melodies and evocative lyrics, Heather captivates audiences, inviting them on a journey through the rich tapestry of her musical expression. Heather Hunt- vocals/electric guitar Thomas Decker - Drums Michael Merola - bass (electric) Christian Ragland - guitar TICKETS

Ken Walker Sextet

May 31 @ 6:30 pm
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The Ken Walker Sextet is an iconic and beloved jazz group that has played together for more than two decades. The music is always swinging, often funky, and sometimes even profound. The repertoire ranges from jazz standards, to post-bop tunes, original compositions, and always, always inspired by Eddie Harris! Hearing the band is always an experience to remember! Ken Walker – Bass Paul Romaine – Drums Dave Corbs – Guitar Jeff Jenkins – Piano Brad Goode – Trumpet Peter Sommer…

Still Life Chamber Quintet

May 31 @ 9:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Still Life is a chamber jazz collective based in Denver, Colorado. Led by trumpeter and composer Micah Miller, and featuring some of Northern Colorado's most dynamic and creative young musicians, Still Life performs music that blurs genre lines; honoring the tradition of improvisational music while also drawing inspiration from new chamber music, folk, and rock. The band is thrilled to make their Dazzle debut, presenting a tapestry of original works and arrangements with a singular and unique musical voice. Micah…

David Mesquitic

May 31 @ 11:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

David Mesquitic is a pianist, composer, and educator committed to the intergenerational transfer of the knowledge, history, and traditions of jazz. Mesquitic currently teaches at the University of Wyoming as Lecturer in Jazz Piano where he also maintains a schedule performing with his trio, adjudicating, and commissioning music throughout the globe. Mesquitic is currently earning his Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies at the University of Texas at Austin where he was recently awarded the 2022 Eleanor Alexander Stripling Award…

Daruma Album Release

June 1 @ 9:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Daruma is a fresh, new contemporary jazz project featuring original music by some of Denver’s finest young talent. Their sound takes audiences from stank-face-inducing grooves, to intimate ballads, to massive Coltrane-inspired swing. Daruma reinterprets the jazz aesthetic for the 21st century and crosses it with progressive rock, film music, and neo-soul in a genre-bending original sound. Members of the ensemble have performed with leading voices in contemporary music ranging from Billy Childs, Rufus Reid and Tia Fuller to the Colorado…

Spencer Zweifel & Kelsey Wallner

June 1 @ 11:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Since forming his first jazz group at age 16, Spencer Zweifel has become a regular member of the Colorado music scene. An accomplished jazz pianist, Zweifel has performed professionally in a wide variety of genres across Colorado as well as in tours around the US. A Downbeat award-winning vocalist, educator, and bandleader based in Denver, Colorado, Kelsey Wallner charms audiences with intimate, soulful, and inventive interpretations of jazz touchstones while placing the history of the music front and center. FREE

Dazzle Brunch with Adam Bodine

June 2 @ 12:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Dazzle's brunch has a new look! Chef Mario designs unique a-la-carte brunch delicacies including a Continental Breakfast Board and a fresh Pineapple Boat full of fruit & cottage cheese. Local Pianist extraordinaire Adam Bodine, "Your Brunch Guru" creates a comedic musical experience every Sunday with parodies, improvisation, and audience participation. Dazzle's staff provides friendly, table-side service throughout brunch in our El Chapultepec Piano Lounge. One Google reviewer described the performance as, "wacky and weird and seeking audience participation. Adam's style…

Live Edge Trio w/ Steve Nelson

June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Live Edge Trio Features Ben Markley on piano, Seth Lewis on bass, and Andy Wheelock on drums. Live Edge writes and arranges music that reflects and builds upon the rich history of the Jazz Piano Trio. Each member of the trio offers a unique and distinct musical perspective, which come together as hard-swinging, harmonically rich, infectiously groovy tunes. Their first studio record, Look for the Silver Lining was released in 2023 as is available on all major streaming platforms. The…

Scarlett Before Horses Quintet

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

A collection of originals and arrangements by Scarlett Before Horses. Timothy Bowar - Sax Zach Kaufman - Trombone Charlie DeGrove - Bass Kieran Osborn - Drums Scarlett Before Horses - Piano TICKETS

Laurie Michelle’s Jasper Silver Band

June 6 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Introducing Jasper Silver Band, led by the charismatic and multi-talented Laurie Michelle. Alongside Laurie’s captivating vocals, the band features a stellar lineup of musicians: Daniel Moran, the band’s adept musical director and keyboard virtuoso, with Danny Kaminski laying down fat bass tones and Dylan Johnson skillfully finessing the drums. Together, this quartet boasts a diverse range of musical influences, deftly weaving through various styles of Jazz, Blues & Soul to offer fresh and imaginative renditions of beloved standards and original…

Lane-O

June 6 @ 9:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Lane-O makes it clear that he knows how to craft a song. This Louisiana-born, Denver-living artist music is authentic and vibrant, painting pictures of life as a family man who is pursuing his passions while maintaining balance and inspiring others through music. He is accompanied by a five piece live band that includes lap-steel, banjo, keys, bass guitar, and drums. These instruments infused with Lane-O's skills create a dynamic sound and experience! This night will be filled with some great…

Friday Lunch Bunch: Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors

June 7 @ 11:00 am
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For over 30 years, Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors has been dedicated to preserving and playing the Jazz and Blues music of Denver's legendary Five Points neighborhood and is a regular at Dazzle. TICKETS

Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer among others. In 2016, he was a beneficiary of the first FreshGrass Composition commission to preserve and support innovative grassroots music. Upon San Francisco Jazz opening their doors in 2013, he served as one of their Resident Artistic Directors. Bill is the subject of…

JJ Murphy

June 7 @ 11:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

As a composer and a guitarist, J.J. Murphy brings a soulful vitality to contemporary music. His sound is an effortless blend of folk, blues, rock and jazz, with covers drawing from Thelonious Monk to Radiohead. Nashville based producer, Ryan Connors, defines Murphy's style as, “the blues-inspired rawness of Eric Clapton with the jazz vocabulary and sensitivity of Bill Frisell.” Murphy earned an M.M. in performance from Belmont University in Nashville in 2014, where he studied with guitarist/composer Mike Valeras. Since then, Murphy…

El Javi

June 8 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

El Javi is a gifted North American guitarist who fearlessly explores instrumental music, transcending the confines of traditional music genres. His music is a remarkable blend of various styles and techniques that come together to create an eclectic acoustic fusion that is truly unique. Beyond his exceptional musicianship, El Javi’s celebration of cultural diversity through music underscores the power of music to transcend language and culture, forging connections and understanding between people of all backgrounds. The Denver-based composer, producer and…

Wil Alston & Kool Grooves: Spirituals According to Jazz 2

June 9 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

The “Spirituals According to Jazz” is a show that delivers jazz-based interpretations of some of the sacred Negro spirituals.  The desire of the show is to expose new listeners to these powerful songs of hope, struggle, and faith in God; and ensure they remain relevant in today’s musical landscape. The show was conceived by Denver jazz/soul vocalist Wil Alston, who will be backed by a veteran band that includes Daniel Moran (keys/music director), Derek Woodbury (double bass), Skip Lynch (drums), Chris Hansen (trumpet), and Steve Shurack (guitar). Wil Alston, vocals Daniel…

Bailey Hinkley Grogan “Three Sides of a Story” Album Release

June 11 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW FOR BAILEY HINKLEY GROGAN’s ALBUM, “THREE SIDES OF A STORY” Three Sides of a Story is the debut album of vocalist and composer, Bailey Hinkley Grogan. This newest artistic project is a series of multi-genre vocal and instrumental duos, including works by Cher, Willie Nelson, Pat Metheny, and Grogan herself. Like the title suggests, the duo concept consists of three perspectives: two from both musicians and one from the listener, creating a multi faceted listening experience. The…

GAMEjazz Presents Lush Lyrics: Composer and Lyricist Collaborations

June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

What makes a song great? Exquisite music plus amazing lyrics. Composers often have continuing collaborations with certain lyricists and together have produced the music we all love. As our composer series continues this year, tonight we celebrate some of those collaborations: Dorothy Fields with Jimmy McHugh; Alan/Marilyn Bergman with Michel Legrand; Gene Lees with “Tom” Jobim to name a few. Come join us to laugh and to cry along with their award-winning songs. TICKETS

Connect Four

June 13 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Join CONNECT FOUR for a folk/Americana musical journey. From Bob Dylan to Dar Williams, John Prine to John Denver, Judy Collins to Lucy Kaplansky. Enjoy early folk music from the 1960s paired with songs by some of today’s folk/Americana music masters. Born of the great pandemic of 2019, CONNECT FOUR is Saul Rosenthal (Rocky Mountain Jewgrass), Ben Cohen (Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe), Meghan Salton (Cleveland Philharmonic) and Kim Bird (Kimandala with Art Lande, Playground Ensemble, Jason Klobnak Quintet).…

The Renwick Brothers

June 13 @ 9:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

The Renwick Brothers is a band that is 18 years in the making. Koki and Shota Renwick are brothers that have been playing music all their lives, and have formed a band together. Both siblings are currently studying at the New England Conservatory, honing their craft and ready to bring a new fire to the Denver jazz scene through music written by the jazz greats, as well as original compositions. Koki Renwick - Trumpet Shota Renwick - Saxophone Tony Golden…

Max Bessesen

June 14 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Max Bessesen is a multi-woodwind instrumentalist and composer living in Brooklyn. His “saxophone virtuosity” (Downbeat) has helped him perform in bands led by Darcy James Argue, Mimi Jones, and Tyler Mitchell. He has played on four continents, and in New York venues like Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, and Birdland. His 2020 album Trouble (Ropeadope) features Ron Miles and the single “Bakkam” won an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Support for this and other projects came from Luminarts, Pathways to…

David Mesquitic Trio

June 14 @ 9:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Dr. David Mesquitic is a pianist, composer, and educator committed to the intergenerational transfer of the knowledge, history, and traditions of jazz. Mesquitic currently teaches at the University of Wyoming as Lecturer in Jazz Piano where he also maintains a schedule performing with his trio, adjudicating, and commissioning music throughout the globe. Mesquitic holds a doctorate degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where he was awarded the 2022 Eleanor Alexander Stripling Award for Excellence in…

Nelson Rangell

June 15 @ 6:30 pm
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"Nelson Rangell is an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil" - Jazziz Magazine "He plays the alto saxophone with such authority there is no doubt Nelson Rangell is a true artist" Saxophone Journal "Rangell gives the impression anything is possible when he improvises" - Flute Talk Magazine TICKETS

Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors: Celebrating Father’s Day and Juneteenth

June 16 @ 6:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

For over 30 years, Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors has been dedicated to preserving and playing the Jazz and Blues music of Denver's legendary Five Points neighborhood and is a regular at Dazzle. Purnell Steen - Piano Myra Warren - Vocals Ed Stephen - Acoustic Guitar Vohn Regensburger - Brazilian Guitar Greg Gisbert - Trumpet Max Wagner - Saxophone Ron Bland - Bass Bill Larson - Drums TICKETS

Stephane Wrembel

June 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. This prolific musician, composer, educator, and musical director has released a steady stream of music since 2002 truly making his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. His live performance is unparallel. He has headlined Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall in NYC and The Lyon Opera…

Adam Bodine Quintet

June 20 @ 7:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Pianist and composer Adam Bodine leads a top-notch ensemble through a dynamic array of his original compositions. Playfully intermingling a hybrid of genres and eclectic synergy of styles, Adam's music weaves eccentric musical narratives that can warm the heart and tickle the imagination. Undeniable is Bodine's natural musicality and his joy of playing, which paired with his quirky sense of humor, always shines on stage and treats audiences to unique and memorable experiences. Adam Bodine - piano Greg Gisbert -…

Band 2: feat Rolling Stones members Bernard Fowler and Saxophonist Tim Ries

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Join Band 2 featuring Rolling Stones Vocalist Bernard Folwer and Saxophonist Tim Ries. Band 2 will be playing their unique takes on the music of The Rolling Stones as well as Jazz Standards. Rounding out the rhythm section will be Jeff Jenkins (piano), Seth Lewis (bass) and Jim White (drums). Bernard Fowler, vocals Tim Ries, sax Jeff Jenkins, piano Seth Lewis, bass Jim White, drums TICKETS

Tenia Nelson Trio (TNT!) Plays Car Wash

June 22 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

The Tenia Nelson Trio (affectionately known as TNT ) has been bringing a breath of jazz to a wide breadth of genres at dazzle for a number of years including some particular highlights as RnB with Swing and Jazz on the Western Range. Well this marks the Trios first journey to the Silver Screen. In this audio-visual spectacular, TNT will be interpreting the soundtrack to the 1976 feature film Car Wash. Composed by Norman Whitfield shortly after leaving Motown, the still-legendary…

Los Mocochetes

June 22 @ 9:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Los Mocochetes is a Xicano/Funk band from the ancestral, occupied and unceded lands of the Tsis tsis'tas¹, Hinono'eiteen², Ka'igwu³, Weenuchiu⁴, Anasazi⁵, Newe⁶, Diné⁷, Ndee⁸, Inday⁸, and Dine'é⁸ (commonly referred to as Cheyenne¹, Arapahoe², Kiowa³, Ute⁴, Pueblo⁵, Shoshone⁶, Navajo⁷, Apache⁸) and other peoples now known as Denver, CO. With deep roots from the Mora Valley in northern Nuevo Mexico and to the south from Juarez, MX. By combining elements of cumbia, reggae, hip-hop, rock, funk, and more, Los Mocochetes composes music…

Stephen Brooks Quintet

June 26 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Stephen Brooks founded his trio/quartet in 2014 after years as band leader of Minor Note Orchestra, Denver’s well-known backing group of many Colorado-based burlesque and striptease productions. The quintet is proud to take the stage at Dazzle this summer with a more punk/ska-inspired lineup than what is seen in typical jazz combos, featuring Stephen on drums, Chris Kroger on piano, Wilson Luallen of Brown Palace fame and the other half of the Alex Trujillo Duo (bass), Nocturne regular Jeremy Wendelin…

Forever Man Unplugged

June 27 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Forever Man Unplugged – A Soulful Journey Through Clapton's Acoustic Legacy! Immerse yourself in the intimate world of Eric Clapton's acoustic masterpieces with Forever Man Unplugged, a captivating tribute that echoes the soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics that define his acoustic repertoire. Transporting you back to the iconic 1992 MTV Unplugged concert and beyond, Forever Man Unplugged recreates the nuance and passion that make each song a timeless masterpiece. From the soul-stirring "Tears in Heaven" to the timeless "Layla," experience…

JoFoKe & Same Cloth

June 29 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

JoFoKe & Same Cloth is a dynamic, genre-bending ensemble based in Denver, led by the creative force of JoFoKe, a talented Black woman vocalist and songwriter. Known for their innovative approach to music-making, JoFoKe & Same Cloth fuse various genres and musical traditions to craft deeply meaningful art that resonates with audiences. JoFoKe - Vocals Solomon Chapman - Keyboards Will Gaines - Bass Callum Bair - Guitar/Bass James Tré - Guitar Matt Campbell - Drums Photo by Glenn Ross TICKETS

Another Hero: The Music of Tina Turner

July 3 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Performing the music of Tina Turner, Another Hero delivers a high-energy event inspired by The Queen of Rock n Roll's live performances. Morgan Lowe - lead vocals Jordan Lowe - backing vocals Bella Fabiani - backing vocals Dave Oliveri - guitar Steve Cram - bass, backing vocals Joy Rollins - keyboard Ian Rollins - drums Billy Gaechter - sax TICKETS

Nostal-Jazz

July 5 @ 8:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Nostal-jazz (nuh-STAHL-jazz) is a unique Denver-based cover band performing the soundtracks of retro video games, TV theme songs, and blockbuster films of the past few decades. The band debuted in July 2022 and is comprised of local Jazz professionals who are well versed in not only Jazz but Rock, Funk, and Electronic styles. Come get nostalgic with us! Lauryn Romaine Zimny - Vocals Seth Merlin - Trumpet David Bernot - Sax, Flute Ike Spivak - Sax, Ewi Jonathan Zimny -…

Atomica

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Atomica brings to the stage an amalgamation of timeless influences with a modern twist, ranging from the sounds of cinematic classical jazz music all the way to Radiohead-inspired alternative rock, and everything in between. You will hear the original music of Eli Baumgarten, Rowan Woodbury, and Eddie Ness, each bringing forth distinct personal style and improvisational flare. Through their time together hanging out and playing over the years, these three versatile musicians and composers present a compelling live dynamic unlike…

KUVO’s Super Sonido presents: Tonina

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Tonina, an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and songwriter based in Los Angeles, hails from St. Louis, Missouri, where her musical journey began. Raised in a family of diverse musicians, Tonina's musical roots traverse Funk, Soul, Jazz, Classical, Folk, and Rock genres. Her upbringing, blending Black and Sicilian heritage, fostered a deep connection to music from an early age, with her initiation into Upright bass at just 8 years old. Since her graduation from Berklee College of Music, Tonina has shared the…

Jarrod Lawson

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
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Formerly held close as one of the Northwest’s best-kept musical secrets, Jarrod Lawson has exploded as an international sensation topping charts, garnering awards, performing at prestigious venues and spawning fresh notability for Portland's burgeoning soul music scene. Ever since Lawson released his eponymous debut album in 2014, the smokey voiced singer-songwriter and virtuosic pianist has been sending positive ripples around the globe with his powerful message music. He has completed seven successful international tours with prestigious highlights extending from Rotterdam's…

BigPocket feat CHASE: SOUL VIBES

July 12 @ 6:30 pm
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BigPocket Band has sold out shows throughout the state of Colorado tributing the icons of soul music since 2022 and are moving into the national scene. They are a collaboration of uniquely talented musicians and performers who have been on the scene for decades and take great pride in their craft. Their goal is to bring smiles to your faces as you reminisce to your favorite songs. Tonight's event offers two shows to choose from and features the amazing and…

Tivoli Club Brass Band

July 15 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Denver’s most beloved brass band brings the tradition of the New Orleans Second Line to the Mile High. A Centennial State jambalaya of classic and contemporary hits, micro-brewed with the flavors that make Colorado the greatest state in the union. Featuring a veritable superband of who’s-who in Denver local music; musicians who’ve been playing this scene since before it existed, with bands like Furious George and the Monster Groove, Judge Roughneck, Sammy Mayfield Blues Revue, Money Plays 8, the Flobots,…

Rocco Lc Williams Quintet feat. Altin Sincalar

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Hailed by Stereophile Magazine for “sound like 21st-century grandchildren of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding” (with his co-bandleader Chris Glassman) and praised by the International Trombone Associations Journal for his “virtuosity melodic and harmonic mastery,” Altin Sencalar is in high demand across the country as a performer, educator, and composer. This concert will feature Altin backed by local vibraphonist, Rocco Lc Williams and his spectacular new quintet. Rocco Lc Williams has been recognized as one of the most coherent players…

Communitas

July 18 @ 10:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Communitas (noun) is the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group. A group of CCJA alumni and Denver musicians--Chris and Jack Kuelling, Sebastian (Seb) Andrews, and Reece Cogswell--combine to realize Communitas. Their debut release, self-titled Communitas, is an all-original journey in liminality: in creating within and without genre, time, and space thresholds. Their set will span the album (almost) in its entirety with some arrangement twists and mash-ups between tunes. Predictably, Communitas…

Gary Meyers Dirty Flamenco

July 19 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Flamenco guitarist, composer, and performer Gary Meyers intuitively taps into the Spanish spirit to perform this storied traditional music with reverence and dazzling virtuosity. Gary’s sultry musicality has garnered favorable comparisons to contemporary artists such as Jesse Cook, Johannes Linstead, Pavlo, Gipsy Kings and Ottmar Liebert Gary Meyers - Guitar Andreana Cortes - Guitar, palmas, Cante Alex Spaulding - Bass Dillon Bess - Percussion TICKETS

Ron Ivory and Suite Ti

July 20 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Suite ti is a 6-to-8-piece musical ensemble created and formed by Ron Ivory, lead vocalist, and keyboardist as a springboard of The MilesApart Band R&B group in the fall of 2007. Suite ti is a suite of Contemporary and Smooth Jazz, R&B, Standards, Blues, and more with their own original compositions in a dynamic fashion at every performance. “How Sweet it Is!” Ron Ivory-Vocals, Keyboards Robin Garcia-Keyboards, Sax, Flute Henry Hudson III-Sax, Vocals Skip (Skippy D) Lynch-Drums Thomas McCrary-Bass Ben…

Matt Smiley: A Love Supreme

July 25 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Bassist, composer, and educator Matt Smiley navigates his broad sonic world with imagination, openness, and artistic vision. Matt merges his deep roots in the jazz bass tradition with modern explorations of sound, texture, and improvisation from the world of contemporary composition, making him a favorite and frequent collaborator of creative musicians across a variety of musical genres. As a performer, Matt has toured nationally and internationally, appearing on stages, festival performances, and university residencies in the United States, Costa Rica,…

Allison Young Quartet

July 29 @ 7:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Allison Young is a dynamic saxophonist currently based in Denver, CO. She regularly performs with groups such as the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Annie Booth Big Band, and the Zaremba Jazz Fellowship Orchestra, and has also toured internationally with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Allison has performed alongside musicians such as Dick Oatts, Jeff Hamilton, Wayne Bergeron, Greg Gisbert, Randy Brecker, Tia Fuller, Father John Misty, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Allison has recorded with the Zaremba Fellowship Orchestra,…

Splifftet

August 3 @ 9:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Making their mark in the world of improvised music, Splifftet is defining their sound through innovations in original composition and the exploration of modern improvisatory language. The Denver-based collective, which has been together for over four years, features drummer Maliq Wynn, saxophonist Chris Ferrari, vibraphonist Alec Streete, pianist Max Moore, and bassist Tony Golden. Maliq Wynn - Drums Alec Streete - Vibraphone Max Moore - Piano Tony Golden - Bass Chris Ferrari - Saxophone TICKETS

Bill Charlap Trio w/ Peter Washington and Kenny Washington

August 13 @ 7:00 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

The Bill Charlap Trio, with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, marks its 23rd year together this season, and is recognized as one of the leading ensembles in jazz. The Trio earned Grammy nominations for 2017’s Uptown Downtown (Impulse!/Verve) and Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard (both on the Blue Note label). Their 2016 album Notes from New York (Impulse!/Verve) earned a five-star review in Downbeat, which hailed it…

Säje

August 15 @ 6:30 pm
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The GRAMMY® nominated vocal supergroup, säje (rhymes with “beige”), is the brainchild of vocalist/composers Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. Born out of close friendship and deep admiration, these world-renowned artists, composers, and arrangers have come together to explore, create, and celebrate the music that moves them. As individuals, each artist has crafted their own notable solo career, and now are delighted to bring their collective voices to this union, traversing a vast array of compelling original…

Fred Wesley & The New JB’s

August 28 @ 6:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80202

Legendary bandleader, trombonist and author Fred Wesley is one of the forefathers of funk, still setting the standard with his jazz-funk band The New JBs. Together at its core for more than 30 years, the band is a living celebration of roots funk and more, performing such hits as “Pass the Peas” made with James Brown and the JBs including Maceo Parker, as well as selections from the P-Funk years and Fred’s own and others’ soulful jazz, funk and blues…

Garaj Mahal

September 6 @ 6:30 pm
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Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

When you hear your first Garaj Mahal note, leading into an innovative fusion of funky jazz with a tasty world music flare, all other thoughts leave your mind as the music takes you on an unforgettable voyage. Fans return to experience the band again and again because they know they will always hear something new and progressive from four first-class musicians. Featuring guitar and sitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, world-renowned bass master and educator Kai Eckhardt, Garaj Mahal combines a century of…

Johnny Rawls

September 15 @ 6:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Johnny Rawls is a soul blues legend. In fact, the term “soul blues” was invented to describe his music. With a career spanning more than 50 years, he’s done it all. He’s an internationally recognized recording artist, music producer, and songwriter who tours extensively throughout North America and overseas. The Blues Music Awards, Blues Blast Awards, Living Blues Awards, and the W. C. Handy Awards have all acknowledged Johnny with multiple awards and nominations, including Soul Blues Album of the…

Dmitri Matheny Group: Matheny Plays Mancini

September 17 @ 7:00 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

The Dmitri Matheny Group honors Henry Mancini’s 100th birthday with new arrangements of his classic hits Charade, Days of Wine and Roses, Dreamsville, Moon River, Mr. Lucky, Peter Gunn, Pink Panther, Romeo and Juliet, Royal Blue, Slow Hot Wind, Two For The Road, and more! Keith Oxman saxophones Jeff Jenkins piano Ken Walker bass Todd Reid drums Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn TICKETS 

Jazzmeia Horn

September 19 @ 6:30 pm
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Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Named by her jazz loving grandmother, Jazzmeia Horn was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1991. She grew up in a close church-going family singing gospel music. Ms. Horn graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which was attended by other great artists such as Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, and Erykah Badu. In 2009, she enrolled at The School of Jazz at The New School in New York City. Ms. Horn won the 2013 Sarah…

Russell Malone Quartet

September 22 @ 4:30 pm
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Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Russell Malone is one of the signature guitar players of his generation. The leader of ten albums since 1992, Malone is as well-known on the international circuit for helming a world-class quartet and trio as he is for his long-standing participation in Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio, and his recent consequential contribution to the musical production of the likes of Sonny Rollins and Dianne Reeves, who recruited Malone for his singular tone, refined listening skills, limitless chops, and efflorescent imagination.…

Brandee Younger

September 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

The sonically innovative harpist, Brandee Younger, is revolutionizing harp for the digital era. Over the past fifteen years, she has worked relentlessly to stretch boundaries and limitations for harpists. In 2022, she made history by becoming the first black woman to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition. That same year, she was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Ever-expanding as an artist, she has worked with cultural icons including Common, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, and…

Kris Davis Trio

October 8 @ 6:30 pm
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Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

"Run the Gauntlet” emerges as the latest album from Kris Davis, accompanied by the extraordinary talents of bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Johnathan Blake. Seamlessly melding composition with improvisation, this album stands as a testament to Davis’ singular voice within the jazz landscape. The title, ‘Run the Gauntlet,’ serves as a metaphor for overcoming challenges to achieve one's goals. In this project, Davis pays homage to six trailblazing women pianists who have left an indelible mark on her journey as…

iies

October 25 @ 9:30 pm
Dazzle 1080 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Musical Style: Jazz, Rap, Experimental “iies.” ( pronounced "eyes") is an emerging visionary musician/band currently residing within Denver, CO. Known for past debut hip-hop albums: "Poetry in the Field" and "Rebirth", iies. now tours Denver with “The iies. Collective”- a band dedicated to pushing the musical envelope by bending genres and pushing lyrical feats with a style they call “experimental jazz rap”. Craig Northup II- Lead Vocal Jacob Montano - Bass guitar - Upright Killian Bertsch - Piano Bazil Gillen…

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