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Gary Peacock Trio at Dazzle Jazz | Feb. 11

The Gary Peacock Trio will perform on Thursday, February 11 at 7pm and at 9pm. Over the span of five decades, Gary Peacock has established himself as one of the most versatile and talented bass players in jazz. One of his earliest influences was avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler, with whom Peacock performed and recorded in the 1960s. His music has also been greatly affected by his studies of Eastern music and philosophy. Since the 1980s, Peacock has been adding contemporary twists to old s...
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Live at KUVO! Gumbo Le Funque

LIVE IN THE PHYLLIS A GREER PERFORMANCE STUDIO Join us Tuesday, February 9 – 1pm to 2pm – on Take Note with host Susan Gatschet Gumbo Le Funque will be in our performance studio to celebrate Fat Tuesday! Their muscular groove pays homage to the melting pot sounds of the Big Easy, fusing American musical roots with the energy of the 21st century. Colorado band influenced by the entire tradition of the second line and traditional jazz, Maceo Parker, Galactic, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The F...
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Headed in to this over-indulgent football-food weekend, we passed along the three staples of any Super Bowl spread: salsa, guac, queso. (SeriousEats.com)  But for some serious local flavor we reached out to Brothers BBQ (www.Brothers-BBQ.com).  Their five sauces were distinct, and they each had a pleasant "kick."  (Even as the Broncos face the Panthers, they're not shy about serving the Carolina style mustard sauce.)

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Marking Black History Month, the annual New Hope Baptist Church Art Exhibition  features the work of 18 artists, including photography, abstract, sculpture, representational, jewelry and more.  The exhibit, titled "Expressing Freedom through Freedom of Expression," runs Feb. 5 - 28, 2016.

Convergence band

February is still a month short on days. But this time around, it’s also a month very long on music. On Saturday, that amazing month of music gets going when drummer Kenwood Dennard joins forces with saxophonist Joe Anderies at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, at 7 and 9 p.m.

Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis visited Denver and the KUVO studios in December. Arts District caught up with him as he was preparing to perform at Baur's Listening Lounge. In the audio below (as heard on the KUVO morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis"), hear Marsalis comment on technology and fame, and Carlos shares an Ellis Marsalis story.History Colorado, under the leadership of the newly appointed State Historian Patty Limerick, wants ideas from the public about future exhibits.

"Un Poco Loco" | Stories of Standards

Feb 2, 2016

“Un Poco Loco” (1951) by Bud Powell was first recorded May 1, 1951 during a Blue Note session with Powell on piano, Curly Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums. According to Nasheet Waits, Max was playing Caribbean-Afro Cuban variations of 5 over 4 with cowbells. Alan Kurtz described Powell’s solos as having “the brilliant clarity of a cosmologist describing far-off galaxies as if he'd been there”. “Un Poco Loco” exemplifies his transformation of jazz piano, particularly the bop styles, with rapid right hand melodic lines accompanied by percussive dissonant chords by the left hand.

Ivey Divey Project: Don Byron

Jan 29, 2016
donbyron.com; info and text from dazzlejazz.com

Dazzle Jazz presents Don Byron on Saturday, February 13 at 7pm and 9pm. For over two decades, Don Byron, a recipient of the first Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." 

LIVE IN THE PHYLLIS A GREER PERFORMANCE STUDIO

Saturday, February 6, 2pm, join host Ed Danielson

The professional musicians in the Falconaires Jazz Ensemble follow in a long blue line of talented Air Force Academy bandsmen who are dedicated to serving our great nation and representing the young men and women at the academy training to be officers of character that will lead our Air Force. USAF Academy Band plays a major role in cultivating our national heritage through America's only indigenous musical genre, jazz!

Ken Walker Sextet | Jan 29

Jan 27, 2016

Dazzle Jazz presents Ken Walker Sextet on Friday, January 29, 2016, 7 and 9pm

 

The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It's nice, but does it make you snap your fingers? Walker and his band evoke (but don't demand) that response.

 

Host of national mid-day news magazine "The Takeaway" John Hockenberry broadcast from Denver this week, reporting on changes in the media landscape, and moderating a panel at the University of Colorado - Denver's College of Art & Media.

"People aren't going to school to be a journalist," Hockenberry told the "First Take with Lando and Chavis" morning show.  "What's being said on the air and music that's being played, art and culture - digital technology makes these transitions seamless."  A web version of the interview is posted below.

Striekezone

We start off sweet 2016 with a superb effort by the veteran band leaders, guitarist Dave Stryker and alto saxophonist Steve Slagle who for their latest recording expand their band by adding a few guest horn players. The Stryker/Slagle Band Expanded Routes album is on Dave Stryker’s own Strikezone Records.

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