New Music Monday

Synergy Music

We begin another year of New Music Monday with trumpets galore.....Gabriel Mervine  releases his first as a leader, People,  on Denver's own Synergy Music label. He relocated to the Front Range from New Jersey to pursue his music studies, after graduating from UC-Boulder,  Mervine has impressed the music community with his quality playing in a wide variety of styles.

Concord Jazz

We close out New Music Monday for 2015 with our annual Holiday Music edition on Lunchtime at the Oasis. We're very pleased to have received the new Count Basie Orchestra A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas which is the debut of the ghost band's new director, Scotty Barnhart. Invited guests include Ellis Marsalis who will be peforming at Baur's in Downtown Denver, Thursday December 10th, Plas Johnson and Johnny Mathis.

Blue Engine Records

One week before its official release date we debut the latest by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis : Live in Cuba. Recorded in October of 2010, this double disc set is finally available. The orchestra played to standing room only audiences at Havana's Mella Theatre over 3 nights performing jazz standards, originals and Afro-Cuban tunes. Also in this week's line up is the Nigerian descent bassist, Essiet Okon Essiet's new one, Shona featuring among others, Manuel Valera on piano and Lionel Loueke on guitar.

OKeh Records

The remarkable vocalist and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater releases  Dee Dee's Feathers, an outstanding look back on over 100 years of New Orleans traditions accompanied by the formidable 18 piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by the acclaimed trumpeter Irvin Mayfield.

Mack Avenue Records

Her 2013 debut album caused quite a stir among jazz fans, reviewers and musicians,  Cécile McLorin Salvant returns with For One To Love, another solid recording showing off the variety of styles within Cécile's vocal prowess. San Francisco Bay Area pianist Jim Martinez grew up a fan of Vince Guaraldi's piano and of Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters, after visiting the Schulz Museum of nearby Santa Rosa, he opted to record Good Grief!: A Tribute to Guaraldi, Schulz and Peanuts.