Five Points Jazz Festival 2016 Thank You!

Denver Arts and Venues FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016 -- huge success! Thank you for supporting jazz in our beautiful Colorado community. Arturo Gómez led the Fire It Up Brass Band, the Second Line and marching attendees to kick off the 13th annual free jazz festival in Five Points.
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Ken Walker Sextet | Friday, May 27 at 7pm

This is the way to kick off your weekend --- with the Ken Walker Sextet! Ken Walker started playing upright bass when he was a student at Arkansas Tech University, where he received his bachelor of music education degree. He moved to Denver in late 1985 and in 1987 began a 12-year tenure as the house bassist at Denver's legendary jazz club El Chapultepec that ended in 1998. Today, he plays regularly at Dazzle Jazz and is the Rocky Mountain region’s 1st-call jazz bassist. Walker has played...
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Less than two years old at their marquee Five Points location, Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen was shut down by a fire on May 2, 2016.  Since then, investigators have determined the fire to be suspicious.  The body of Shane Richardson, 29, was found in the upstairs apartment.  His death has been ruled a homicide. (Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.)

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Tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette (pronounced KWIN-ih-shay) was born in Denver, Colorado 100 years ago today.  Denver's Jazz 89 KUVO Radio saluted Quinichette's understated style and his significant place in the local and New York jazz scene, beginning on the morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"It Might As Well Be Spring" | Stories of Standards

May 16, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

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This month on Art Scene, we profile an art club for the very first time, the Park Hill Art Club.  Joyce Nielsen is the president.

"We have 85 artists registered for this show," said Nielsen. 

"For the past three or four shows we've asked one of our (abstract) instructors, Jennifer Bobola, and her partner to play (saxophone and guitar) at the reception Friday at 4:30 p.m.  Jazz music is perfect for the art show."

This year's event includes demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, and a book signing on Saturday.

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Sellers love these lists.  Buyers shrug.  But everybody looks to see where their Ponderosa sits in 5280 Magazine's "Top 25 neighborhoods."  Managing Editor Jessica LaRusso visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with their methodology and some surprises on the list (co-written with Chris Outcault).

The Italian jazz website www.7VirtualJazzClub.net is holding it's first international online competition for jazz musicians.  It's open to professional and amateur groups, soloists and vocalists of all ages worldwide.  First prize is 4,000 euros and a web promotion package from 7VirtualJazzClub, which includes hosting up to a one-hour video. (Second prize is €2,000.  Third prize is €1,000.)

As Metropolitan State University of Denver finishes its celebration of 50 years, President of the urban campus Stephen Jordan says he's learned one lesson from the students about to graduate: persistence.  An interview with Jordan aired on KUVO's morning show, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"Straight No Chaser" | Stories of Standards

May 10, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

Dr. Robert Greer: Hedges' Empire undersold US dysfunction

May 10, 2016

In 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges penned "Empire of Illusion - the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle," an enlightening yet somewhat depressing book about the American psyche and our future. When I first read the book almost nine years ago, I wondered whether Hedges' assessment of the American cultural rot he was witnessing was in fact real.  

Every organization them - whiz bang corporate jargon that's gonna take this organization to the "next level," "open new paradigms," and go "totally next gen."  What?? Toronto-based communications consultant Bart Egnal visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" (audio posted below) to discuss his book "Leading Through Language - Choosing Words that Influence and Inspire."  So let's "unpack" ways to cut out the trend-speak and finally, truly communicate.

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