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Spring Membership Drive 2015
11:49 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Colorado Symphony Turns Over the Keys to Local Musicians | May 28

Ian Cooke
Credit youtube.com; Information and text from the Colorado Symphony

The Colorado Symphony is turning over the keys to artists from Denver's thriving local music scene on May 28 at 7:30 pm for an original performance featuring new music! 

Colorado artists Ian Cooke, Land Lines and Megan Burtt will perform individual sets with musicians from the Colorado Symphony, each with a unique style, sound and symphonic approach. An active collaboration between the guest musicians and the symphony will yield original orchestral arrangements of each artist's music for a full complement of string players.

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Pledge
8:22 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Erik Deutsch and the Jazz Outlaws at Dazzle Jazz | May 2

Erik Deutsch; post information and text from hammerandstring.com
Credit Dazzle Jazz

Erick Deutsch and the Jazz Outlaws will perform at Dazzle Jazz May 2 at 9 pm.

Make a pledge today and you can choose to receive two tickets to this performance in return!

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In the Studio
4:02 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Live at KUVO: Big Swing Trio, May 5

Credit Big Swing Trio

Tune in on May 5 from 2 to 3 pm MT for a live in-studio performance by the Big Swing Trio!

In order for three friends to play together for more than 30 years, there has to be something magical about their musical union. Such is the case with the Big Swing Trio.

Playing spirited arrangements of swing, Latin, hard-bop, Blues and jazz standard, The Big Swing Trio knows how to please a crowd. The group features Mark Diamond on bass, Paul Romaine on drums, and Andy Weyl on piano.

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Stories of Standards
9:12 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Strayhorn's "Raincheck" | Stories of Standards

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Credit deeprootsmag.org; Information and text from Wikipedia.

"Raincheck" was composed by Billy Strayhorn and arranged by Les Hooper. Recorded in the wake of Strayhorn's death by his long-time music partner, Duke Ellington, the song debuted in Ellington's 1967 album ...And His Mother Called Him Bill.

A tribute to Strayhorn, all album songs were either written or co-written by the great jazz composer, pianist, lyricist and arranger.

Strayhorn's and Ellington's collaboration spanned nearly three decades.

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Music
3:54 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

New Music Monday--April Finale

We close out another  April Jazz Appreciation Month by featuring a project by 6 of the Front Range's finest musicians, it's The Montgomery Herman Quinlan Sextet's Hear, Here on Summit Records. In addition to the front line of horns, Bob-trumpet, Al-trombone, and Josh-sax, you'll hear Dave Hanson-piano, Ken Walker-bass, and Todd Reid, a most formidable rhythm section.

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