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6:17 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Impressions of Joseph Bonner

The late, great Joseph Bonner

When I arrived on this scene and you all took me in, 'Bonner' was a name of mystique: "Have you met Joe Bonner yet?" was a very frequently asked question. I was mentally prepared for the sort of figure all suburbanites dream of: the neglected genius, kicked out of seedy dive bars but could sit at a piano and rivet whole worlds together with only 88 keys (sometimes fewer) and ten fingers. Beslopped with red wine and electricity crackling from his hands. So romantic, right? So much demeaning Negro fantasizing stuff. 

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Music
5:56 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

November CD of the Month: Jimmy Greene-"Beautiful Life"

Jimmy Greene     Beautiful Life     Greene Music Works/Mack Avenue Records

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Arts and Culture
10:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Like Sunday, Like Rain | Movie Review

Starz Denver Film Festival feature "Like Sunday, Like Rain" is a touching portrayal of how music lays the framework for an unlikely friendship between an adolescent musical prodigy and struggling young woman.

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Music
6:42 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

New Music Monday: Like Father, Like Son

Our last New Music Monday Edition for the most recent 2014 jazz releases concludes this Monday.

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Music
5:20 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

RIP @ 66--Joseph Leonard Bonner

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The extremely gifted composer and pianist, a resident of the Denver area since the early 1980s has passed away. Joe Bonner was born April 20, 1948 in Rocky Mount, NC, he died Friday, November 20, 2014 in Denver. He recorded and toured with many giants of jazz including Pharaoh Sanders, Woody Shaw, Leon Thomas, Harold Vick, Fred Wesley, Richie Cole, Carlos Garnett, Azar Lawrence, Roy Brook, Billy Harper and many others. 

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