On Stage: The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note with Nnenna Freelon | May 27

This Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the United States Air Force Airmen of Note with featured vocalist Nnenna Freelon, recorded in 2017 in Alexandria, Va.

With multiple Grammy nominations and 12 recordings under her own name, Freelon’s voice work is just part of her creative breadth. She’s acted on stage and screen, and has produced her own musical theater work, “The Clothesline Muse.” The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note carry on the...

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Dana Landry Trio | May 30

Performing, recording, and touring together for over 15 years, the Dana Landry Trio has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Asia and Europe, and their debut recording Memphis Skyline (Artist Alliance Records) reached the Top 40 on the Jazz Week radio airplay chart. In addition to working as a standalone trio, the group has performed with some of the most prominent names in jazz including Eddie Daniels, Ingrid Jensen, George Garzone, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Pietro, Bob Sheppard, Clay Jenkins, and...

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If Miles Davis had not passed away in 1991, the Picasso of jazz would have celebrated his 92nd birthday on Saturday and could have still been playing. After all, drummer Roy Haynes performs at 93-years old and saxophonist Jimmy Heath does the same at 91. But with Miles, we have to settle for tributes and on Saturday at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, there’s one that explores his plugged-in, electric years.

Electric Miles | May 26

May 25, 2018
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The electric music of Miles Davis is a style of music that would form almost his entire discography from 1969 until his death at age 65 in 1991.

Come to Dazzle on May 26 for a celebration of Miles Davis' Birthday as we explore music from his electric period from the 1970's all the way through his last album released in 1992.

Joining Brad Goode on trumpet will be: John Gunther - sax, Paul Mckee - trombone, Jeff Jenkins - piano, Dave Corbus – guitar, Bijoux Barbosa - bass, Paul Romaine - drums

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The Front Range of Colorado is home to numerous musicians of the highest caliber playing just about every style of music under the sun. We are particularly fortunate to have numerous gifted jazz musicians including no shortage of amazing trumpet players.  One of the best players is Jason Klobnak, a versatile trumpeter, author of 2 books about improvisation, and an adjunct professor at Arapahoe Community College of Littleton. Mr.

Estes Park Jazz Fest Weekend | June 2 & 3

May 24, 2018

What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amid the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater? At the 28th annual Estes Park Jazz Festival, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & musicians over two days. Sip on the fine wine of local Colorado wine selections in the wine garden. Enjoy tastings from Estes Park's Snowy Peaks Winery along with Turquoise Mesa Winery.

Pete Lewis Quintet Plays The Jazz Crusaders | Fridays

May 23, 2018
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A special Friday Night Residency series featuring the musical legacy of the "Jazz Crusaders" hard bop pioneers (and later fusion pioneers as the "Crusaders") is performed by Pete Lewis and his Quintet. The Jazz Crusaders were influenced by many of the hard bop groups of that time period including Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Horace Silver. They became the "Crusaders" in the period when jazz groups were experimenting with electronic instrumentation and funk/hip hop beats. They still stayed close to their roots of creative improvisation with well crafted tunes.

GoodRattle Hard-Bop Quintet | May 26

May 23, 2018
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GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group features Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and Dru Heller on drums.

Lost Dog Ensemble: Tom Waits Tribute |June 2

May 23, 2018
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Tom Waits is one of music's most enigmatic characters. As a talented Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and sometimes actor, he has made a career as an eccentric and completely original persona. One who seems to live in a land inhabited by barmaids, hobos, dreams and train smoke.

Rekha Ohal & Dexter Payne at La Cour | June 3

May 23, 2018

When La Cour is open...there’s Jazz! La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rekha Ohal & Dexter Payne on Sunday, June 3 - 7-10pm.

First Sundays at La Cour are a treat with duo Rekha Ohal & Dexter Payne. They play a variety of music, ranging from Sinatra and Ella to Radiohead and Beck, in a jazz and pop format. A long standing favorite in the Denver scene, Rekha & Dexter are excited to be performing at La Cour monthly.

City Park Jazz: Jyemo Club | June 3

May 22, 2018
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Jyemo Club has arrived! The new project from Jonny Jyemo brings together musicians from 4 different countries, each bringing their own flavor to spice up the vibes. This is dance music to celebrate life, this is dance music with a rebel attitude. Uniting Latin and Caribbean beats with north American funk and rock, singing in English and Spanish, Jyemo Club is here to jam the radios and sound systems of the world. Busta Music!

All it takes is a change of seasons for Chef Tony Zarlenga and sommelier Carolyn Joy to bring out their best! On the May Wine and Food Pairing, Chef Tony from Café Brazil brought in his Argentinian Spring Lamb with fresh herb chimichurri salsa.  Paired with it, Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits brought in a new Rosé, La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons."

Check out the audio below for the secrets of Chef Tony’s “mint bath” in his marinade. And Carolyn Joy presents a deep dive into the renewed popularity of the rosé on restaurant menus.

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