KUVO Studio Club: CounterCurrent featuring Rico Jones | July 20

CounterCurrent featuring one of KUVO's "30 Under 30" rising jazz musicians, Rico Jones, will perform in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Friday, July 20 from 7 to 8pm . Lead by Rico Jones the band will perform all original music inspired by funk, Fusion, Hip-hop, and Jazz styles. CounterCurrent drives toward the cutting edge of new sounds while melding and blending genres into something truly compelling.

Counter Current is: Rico Jones: Saxophone, Alex Heffron: Guitar,...

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Royal Roost Revival | Fridays at Nocturne

This is the first volume of an original Nocturne series dedicated to sharing the prodigious art form of bebop. Curated by Colorado-based saxophonist / arranger / composer Wil Swindler, the series name is inspired by the iconic Royal Roost jazz club on New York's storied 52nd Street in the late 1940's where bebop was organically brought to life by musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis and Max Roach.


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July keeps rolling along with festivals in Longmont and Winter Park, along with sounds in Crested Butte. The 36th edition of the Winter Park Jazz Festival in Hideaway Park on Saturday and Sunday is a crossover event with artists such as Sheila E, saxophonists Boney James and Eric Darius and guitarist Norman Brown. The festivities begin both days at 11 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. (crestedbuttemusicfestival.org).

Django Festival All-Stars at Vail Square | July 19

Jul 18, 2018

Honoring the music of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), the five All-Stars combine their stunning virtuosity and creative interpretations with Django’s driving, swinging style.  Rendered with great energy and precision by multiple guitars, bass, accordion and violin, the Django Festival All-Stars channel the brilliance and intensity of Django with infectious enthusiasm and world-class musicianship.

Cine en el Parque / Movies at the Park

Jul 17, 2018

It's the fourth season of Cine en el Parque / Movies at the Park and it will bring great surprises. The season is now through August 8 at various parks in and around Denver. Lots of fun for the whole family. Sponsors will be present to offer their products and services, and there will be plenty of opportunities to win prizes,” explained Manuel Tejada, president of El Comercio de Colorado & CASA Magazine, who presents the event. These events are completely free.

Mayor Hancock's 2018 State of the City Address

Jul 17, 2018
photo courtesy of 9News

Mayor Michael B. Hancock delivered his 2018 State of the City Address at the Carla Madison Recreation Center. He was met with support from Governor Hickenlooper, and Former Mayor and First Lady of Denver, Wellington and Wilma Webb, as well as detractors in the form of protestors out in front of the recreation center.

Calixto Oviedo and the Cuban Train | July 20

Jul 17, 2018

Calixto Oviedo's artist career spans 38 years. He was the drummer with NG La Banda during the period that produced many of their greatest recordings, including Santa Palabra, Échale Limón, and El Trágico. In the mid-90's, he relocated to Sweden, during which time he made an excellent Timba recording, "La Recompensa" with his son Yulién, and other key members of Charanga Habanera.

Neil Bridge Trio featuring Karen Lee | July 20

Jul 17, 2018

Neil Bridge is one of Denver’s Legendary  Piano Players, Bandleader, arranger, composer, and former D.P.S. Music Educator. Throughout Neil’s illustrious career, he accompanied many of the greatest Jazz musicians and vocalists in American History – Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Dakota Staton, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Sonny Stitt, Cab Calloway, and many more.

The Sounds of the Barrio Playlist

Jul 17, 2018

We're dusting off our dance moves so we can dance salsa dura all night long at Live at the Vineyards on August 11. Spanish Harlem Orchestra is bringing their sounds of the barrio to our stage at Balistreri Vineyards, and it's going to be a night to remember. Buy your tickets today, and get ready by listening to some of the most iconic tracks by this legendary orchestra. See you at the Vineyards! 

Wine and Food Pairing: Cuba meets France

Jul 16, 2018
courtesy of Frijoles Colorado

This month Carolyn Joy (of Joy Wine and Spirits) and I are joined in studio by Sergio Negrin of Frijoles Colorado, a one of a kind Cuban restaurant in Lakewood.  Together they put together an amazing feast for the palette. Carolyn brings a Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula French red wine to pair with Sergio’s Ropa Vieja (shredded skirt steak) in a tomato wine sauce with saffron rice and sweet plantains. 

****A special note from Carolyn****

Live Jazz at Treppeda's Ristorante - Niwot

Jul 16, 2018

Treppeda's Ristorante in Niwot invites you to join them for dinner and live music throughout the week. There is no cover charge, however, to help sustain performances your contribution can be accepted at the bottom of your guest check. The music feeds the soul!

Westminster Latin Festival | July 21

Jul 13, 2018

The 3rd Annual Westminster Latino Festival is Saturday, July 21 from noon to 8pm at the new Westminster RTD Lightrail Station and will feature special attractions, Latin live music bands, from reggae, to Cuban Fusion, R&B Soul, and Regional Mexican, and some of the most delicious Latino and American food in town. Food booths and trucks representing most Latin American countries, as well as traditional American food staples, will be offering their specialties.



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