Allen Tousaint's "American Tunes CD"

Oct 7, 2016

So busy was Allen Toussaint in the wake of his late-2000s revival, he didn't wind up entering a recording studio to begin work on a sequel to his 2009 jazz album, The Bright Mississippi, until 2013 (2013's Songbook consisted of live recordings from 2009). A few solo sessions happened that year, followed by a round with a band and guests in October 2015 and then he died a few weeks later, passing away in Madrid, Spain while on tour. Producer Joe Henry, who helmed The Bright Mississippi, pulled together American Tunes for a posthumous release in the summer of 2016.

The Gift of Jazz Collective | July 15, 23, 30

Jul 15, 2016

The Gift of Jazz presents The Gift of Jazz Collective, a free summer concert series supported in part by The Next Stage Now. Performances will take place at The Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex from 3PM until 5 on July the 15th, 23rd, and 30th.

Join Gift of Jazz as they celebrate the release of trumpeter Gabriel Mervine's debut recording as a bandleader of The Gabriel Mervine Quartet. It will be an afternoon of food, libations, and swingin' jazz on the patio of the historic Capitol Hill Mansion. Seating is limited. To reserve your spots today, visit The Gift of Jazz official website.

The Gabriele Mervine Quartet

  • Gabriele Mervine - Trumpet
  • Paul Shinn - Piano
  • Patrick McDevitt - Bass
  • Daniel Hogans - Drums

Gary Sosias is a Denver native now living in the Washington DC area. Gary has his own ten piece salsa band called, SalsAmerica. He also currently plays and sings with Sin Miedo Salsa Band, Salbomple, and is singing lead with Orquesta La Leyenda in Washington, DC. Gary Sosias often performs many gigs with Denver's own, Conjunto Colores, Mood Express, and other great bands. Gary is endorsed by Gon Bops Percussion and Sabian Cymbals. Gary gives private music lessons on Latin percussion instruments and give clinics when ever possible.

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