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Rico Jones: CounterCurrent at Dazzle | June 20

Rico Jones, a Colorado native, first picked up the alto saxophone at age 11 while in the fifth grade. Before even learning to read music it became clear that he had a keen ear for melodies and, learning songs by ear. In his first year at Denver School of The Arts Rico was formally introduced to jazz music through clinics and performances by such notables as Curtis Fuller and Kneebody. By eighth grade, Rico was playing with high school level ensembles as well as participating in the Denver...

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Vail Jazz @ Vail Square | Thursdays, July 5 - Aug 23

The Jazz Tent at Vail Square in the heart of Lionshead bursts at the seams during our high-energy Thursday night performances. This summer evening series in the beautiful outdoor courtyard at The Arrabelle literally overflows with enthusiasm for the remarkable roster of international performers who will play in the now iconic venue. Seating under the open-air tent provides the finest acoustics for the performances, while still allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer evenings.

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This special June series explores and celebrates the classic and contemporary soul-jazz repertoire of the great organ trios. Important and historic collaborations were forged in the 1960s between organists and guitarists, and several iconic guitarists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and Pat Martino launched their recording careers in this format. This classic sound lived on through the acid jazz of the 1970s to the retro funk of the 90s.

Soweto Kinch Trio | June 19

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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.

A Jam Supreme (Jazz Jam) - hosted by Jean Luc Davis

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Open Jam Session! Dazzle's weekly jazz jam session! Come and play with the heaviest jazz players in town! A different special guest every week on piano or guitar, host, Jean-Luc Davis - bass and Todd Reid - drums.

Tuesdays evenings at Dazzle - 10:30pm
No cover

 

 

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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With a legend such as pianist Purnell Steen leading the band you will constantly be entertained. They will feature the music of Cole Porter on Dazzle's stage. Purnell Steen and his swinging Quintet, Le Jazz Machine, are favorites on the Jazz Festival circuit as well as the nightclub scene. The versatile and dynamic piano man and his band of Denver Local Jazz stars energize original takes on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and others.

H2 Big Band Under the Stars | June 22

Jun 17, 2018
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RidgeGate presents Tunes on the Terrace at Lone Tree Arts Center featuring the H2 Big Band on June 22 at 8pm. William James “Count” Basie (1904-1984) started performing in his teens, improvising piano accompaniment for silent films in his home town of Red Bank, NJ before gaining popularity in Harlem clubs in his early 20’s. At 30 he took over the Bennie Moten jazz orchestra and never looked back, leading the group for nearly 50 years, and having a tremendous influence, even today, on the sound of big band music and ensemble jazz.

Joshua Redman Quartet | June 24

Jun 17, 2018

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of musics (jazz, classical, rock, soul, Indian, Indonesian, Middle-Eastern, African) and instruments (recorder, piano, guitar, gatham, gamelan), and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, one year later.

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The JAS June Experience is June 21 thru June 30 and features two nights of headline concerts at the spectacular Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, a FREE Gospel Concert on Sunday morning, plus multiple shows at the JAS Cafe Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum and Downstairs at The Little Nell. Enjoy a FREE Lawn Party on the Music Tent Grounds before the main shows and an out of this world VIP Experience!

Havana Nights con Sabor a Quemando | June 30

Jun 16, 2018

"Havana Nights con Sabor a Quemando" on Saturday, June 30 at 5pm, features the 18-piece version of the Quemando Salsa Band. The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO. The event will have a Cuban themed decor and have a salsa dancing contest in which the first prize winner will receive $500, 2nd place will be $250 and 3rd prize will be $150. In addition, there will be a $150 prize for best dressed "Havana Nights" couple.

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.

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