Jazz Appreciation Month - Spotlight Venues & Live Jazz

You might ask, if it’s north of the border, can it swing? The answer is emphatically, “YES!” The Canadian jazz scene is thriving, with some of the world’s most important jazz festivals in Toronto and Montreal, plus the Vancouver jazz scene. Today we’re playing tracks recorded in front of live audiences in Canada to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. O Canada! Through April, KUVO will be turning up the music and keeping it LIVE! We’ll be playing tracks hourly from these performance spaces,...

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KUVO Studio Club: Aaron Walker Quartet with Bjorn Thoroddsen | Apr 20

The KUVO Studio Club welcomes the Aaron Walker Quartet on Friday, April 20 at 11:15am to noon , as they perform their own Bohemian style of jazz music. The quartet comprises of Aaron Walker on lead guitar with Luke Smith on rhythm guitar, Gary Sloan on stand-up bass and Joe d'Esposito. Guitarist Bjorn Thoroddsen will be playing instead of Joe d'Esposito.

The Aaron Walker Quartet stands on the shoulders of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt – jazz guitarist who became one...

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Brass of the Caribbean | Apr 21 & 22

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YO HO, YO HO! A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME! Set sail with Denver Brass and Pan Nation's steel drums to the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. We've commandeered a ship carrying the finest brass players in the world and journeyed to a land of exotic island rhythms. While jewels may be tempting, it's all about something much more valuable than gold - Brass and Steel!

Selections from: Besame Mucho, Jammin', Hot! Hot! Hot!, Le Village St. Jean, Woodbrook Jam and more...with Tom Miller and Pan Nation Steel Drums!

CM Dance Hot Night - Lionel Young

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Gretchen Troop

Lionel Young is a high energy performer with a bent for the blues. The LIONEL YOUNG BAND, winners of numerous awards for best in and around the Colorado region, won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition. Added to his victory at the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo catagory, that makes Lionel Young the first double champion in the history of the IBC.

Gabriel Mervine Quartet | Fridays

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Gabriel is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical but is also a very active contributor to the modern music scene nationally.  Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment.

parkhillartclub.org

It's the Park Hill Spring Art Show and Sale! Brighten your home with colorful, original and affordable art works by Park Hill Art Club Artists. Meet the Artists, enjoy Refreshments and Live Music.

Classes and Membership info HERE.

photo courtesy of Metro Caring

Recently I had a chance to talk with Erik Hicks of Metro Caring. Metro Caring is an organization located here in Denver that is dedicated to ending hunger. Erik spoke not only about the companies desire to end hunger, but about the other types of services that are going on at Metro Caring, and a national vote that they are a part of that starts on April 24th.

Arvada Center presents Sunday in the Park with George

Apr 18, 2018
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This stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. The story spanning over a century begins in 1884 with George Seurat who is struggling to balance his extreme natural tendencies of artistic sensitivity and logical construction. Then story skips ahead, a century later, to Seurat's great-grandson, George who is also an artist. Present-day George is frustrated as he searches for his artistic path only to find the answer to his future is in the past.

Passing Strange

Apr 17, 2018

Tony Award-winning “Passing Strange” is a moving, fast-paced rock musical about a young boy’s journey of self-discovery through Europe. From a comfortable middle class Baptist upbringing, the young protagonist rejects the comforts of home and travels on a picaresque journey through Amsterdam and Berlin to find “the real”. Complicated by his need to rebel against his mother and society, he finds himself “passing” through place to place and from lover to lover, only to find out that “the real” that he’d been searching for would come at great cost.

The 4th EVER Word Fest - Artists of Color Summit

Apr 17, 2018
suteatro.org

Performing & Creative Artists gather at Su Teatro. Meet fellow artists from different discipline! Share your stories and your work! Eat-break bread at receptions! See outstanding performances! And most importantly grow to make your community stronger!

http://arts.unco.edu

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.

Vinyl Vault: Nights at the Keystone

Apr 16, 2018

This week's Vinyl Vault selection is the 1985 release, Dexter Gordon: Nights at the Keystone. As we continue our Jazz Appreciation Month celebration, one our Tuesday spotlight venue is the Keystone Korner located in San Francisco. Tune in to Vinyl Vault on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30pm with Douglas Dinsmoor who is subbing for Geoff Anderson.

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