From jazz to soul, hip hop to Afro-Latin, Denver based vocalist Venus Cruz has opened for artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Gregory Porter, Emily King, Meshell Ndegeocello, Saul Williams, Al Green, Guru, Vieux Farka Toure, Tinariwen, Big Freedia, GoGo Penguin, Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship, Corey Henry among others.
Most recently, Venus played the part of freedom fighter “Lola Devine” in the futuristic multimedia project, “The Five Pointers” created by renowned artist Thomas “Detour” Evans for Red Bull Music. Venus has won several Westword Magazine music awards and for 14 yrs, the host of the popular radio show “Jazz Odyssey” on 89.3 KUVO, and regularly interviews music luminaries such as Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, Dave King (The Bad Plus), Dennis Ham (Thundercat) and many others.
Venus Cruz’s Extra Do-Over Bday Bash Venus is doing a birthday do-over because last year’s birthday sucked. Catch her at the Appaloosa Grill on Thursday, March 11, at 8 to 10:30 pm.
She’ll be on stage with…in her words…the dopest lineup yet:
Issac Teel (TAUK) – drums
John Grigsby (Gregory Alan Isakov) – bass
Bharat Bhargava – keys
Brant Williams (Many Colors) – guitar
Come see it live and in-person! Make your reservation at Appaloosa Grill. All social distance rules apply!
“Venus Cruz has a super-advanced ear, a way with words and spirit that connects with people. She is also a brilliant lyricist who infuses the poignant with a sense of humor.” — Greg Tanner Harris