R&B Jukebox - Sock Hop | June 16

A sock hop often called a record hop, was an informal dance event for teenagers in the mid-50's featuring popular music. Join Rolando Garcia for the 1st annual R&B Jukebox Sock Hop! Every song is a song written for a dance craze between the early 50's through the late 60's. The Twist, The Monkey, The Watusi, The Hully Gully, The Coffee Grind, The Tighten Up!

It's a dance party this Saturday night, June 16 at 6pm on the R&B Jukebox with host Rolando Garcia!

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Father's Day Nightside with Andy O' | June 17

"Only a Dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The seeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, But the best of men."
written by Edgar Albert Gues t

In celebration of Fathers Day, The Nightside with Andy O' presents "Songs for the Fathers - Poetry and Jazz in the Family," including Nat Cole and Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" duet, as well as...

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Strikezone Records

Drummer McClenty Hunter Jr. like so many other musicians amassed his earliest experiences playing in the church, since then he has gone on to make a name for himself as a “first-call” drummer in jazz, both in touring bands and in recording studios. Born in Detroit and raised in the Baltimore suburb of Columbia, MD, Hunter has released his debut as a leader, The Groove Hunter which is an ideal title as that is what McClenty likes to do, hunt down different grooves.

IJABA Music Series presents Sammy Mayfield | June 16

Jun 15, 2018

Celebrating Black Music Month and Juneteenth. Wear your dancing shoes because you will be able to "shake a tail feather" on the dance floor while listening to the renowned Blues artist Sammy Mayfield.

Balistreri family members John, Julie, and Ray stopped by KUVO recently to discuss how they became a family operation spanning many generations, the inner workings of their facilities, the impact that Live at the Vineyards has made on Balistreri Vineyards, how Live at the Vineyards got started, and more. 

John Coltrane has a new release on Impulse!

Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album features original, never-before-heard compositions, recorded by Coltrane’s classic quartet in 1963 at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey.

http://www.impulse-label.com/

Edinburgh Jazz Festival

This week in music clearly represents one of the great contributions that Dazzle, located at 1512 Curtis Street, has made to the Denver jazz scene. That contribution, to put it simply, is bringing bands led by noted, newer players to town, providing listeners with a chance to place their ears on the current pulse of the music without having to travel to New York. 

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Hazel Miller Band performs an eclectic blend of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Gospel and original music. HMB's music is designed to excite and involve the audience. The band's music choices are designed to be inclusive and expansive at the same time.

Founded in 1991, Harmony: a Colorado chorale is Denver metro and Northern Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally voice all-inclusive choir.  Committed to embracing and inspiring an inclusive community through song, the 70-member plus choir performs two-to-three major concerts each year.

Soweto Kinch Trio | June 19

Jun 13, 2018
dazzledenver.com

Alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003.

Coração Brazilian Quartet | Thursdays at Nocturne

Jun 13, 2018

The Coração Brazilian Quartet is Eric Gunnison on piano, Bill Kopper on guitar, Bill McCrossen on bass, and Raoul Rossiter on drums and percussion.

Steve Kovalcheck Quartet | Saturdays in June

Jun 12, 2018
nocturnejazz.com

Guitarist and composer Steve Kovalcheck returns to Nocturne on Saturdays for the month of June, leading four unique quartets performing original compositions. These groups represent a cross-section of the special talent found in the Denver jazz scene. Each quartet will interpret music chosen specifically to celebrate the spirit of collaborative improvisation. Nocturne provides the perfect venue for these hard swinging explorations, setting the stage for some memorable evenings.

Dazzle: Friday Lunch featuring Women in Jazz

Jun 12, 2018
dazzlejazz.com

Join us at Dazzle @ Baur's every Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm for a stellar lunchtime performance with the preeminent ladies of the Denver jazz community performing in the piano duo format. The Women in Jazz is produced by Annie Booth. Enjoy Dazzle's fantastic lunch menu while celebrating the individual, unique voices of the women in jazz and the masterful musical ideas and perspectives they share.

Close off your week (or kick off your weekend) with a quick, tasty lunch accompanied by top-notch live music and service.

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