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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Live at KUVO: Gabriel Mervine Quartet | June 1

Tune in to hear the Gabriel Mervine Quartet on KUVO - Wednesday, June 1 at 6pm. Studio Club Members: Reserve your seats by contacting Arvida arvida@kuvo.org or 303.620.5795.Not a Studio Club member? Join now HERE!See the Gabriel Mervine Quartet at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club on Tuesdays throughout May & June from 7 to 11pm.At a time in music where history and originality never seem to go hand in hand, Gabriel Mervine takes steps every time he picks up his trumpet to bring these two...
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Among the living jazz musicians and followers, very few names in jazz command as much respect as Benny Golson. He is a gifted saxophonist adept at playing swing, bop, ballads or progressive jazz. He is also a noted arranger and an amazing composer with at least 6 entries into the jazz standards canon and a dozen other important compositions. He began his professional career after WW2 while still a senior in high school in his home town of Philadelphia. Mr.

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.

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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!

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