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Joshua Redman Quartet | June 24

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...

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Stories of Standards: "A Foggy Day"

MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography

On Stage: A Jimmy Trujillo Tribute

City Park Jazz: Paa Kow | June 24

Having toured internationally, sharing stages with both African and American luminaries including Kojo Antwi, Hugh Masekela and Victor Wooten, Ghana born drummer and composer, Paa Kow, (pronounced Pah-Ko), has recently produced his third studio album entitled Cookpot. The album takes listeners on a journey that boldly explores the music of the African Diaspora by fusing Ghanaian highlife with elements of jazz, funk, and African pop to create his unique Afro-Fusion sound set apart by its ...

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The fee increase is intended to offset the cost of providing driver services, and is set to increase between $1 to $28 

This fee increase is the last of three written into the current law, which included a $1 price increase in the cost of driver licenses each year since 2015.

WAR & Tower of Power with special guest Megan Burtt on Saturday, August 4 at Levitt Pavilion - Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages. This event is rain or shine. WAR and Tower of Power, two iconic bands that helped shape 70’s soul, will come together to co-headline for a night of incredible music.

Wine & Food Pairing: Vouvray meets The BOMB

Jun 20, 2018

This month’s wine and food pairing is an explosion for the palette.

Trent from Walter’s 303 Pizzeria and Publik House brings his thrice baked wings, along with his The B.O.M.B. (Basil, Caramelized Onions, Meatball, and Blue Cheese) and Mango Habanero Hawaiian to the Max (Bacon, Pineapple, Fresh Jalapeno, and Mango Habanero drizzle) Pizza’s to pair with Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine and Spirit’s 2016 Bernard Fouquet’s Vouvray.

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!

Coração Brazilian Quartet | Thursdays at Nocturne

Jun 19, 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.

Pete Lewis Quintet Plays The Jazz Crusaders | Fridays

Jun 19, 2018

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.


This week the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the childhood home of music legend Nina Simone as a National Treasure.

The vacant tiny three-room 88-year-old home located at Thirty East Livingston Street in Tryon, NC was one of a few homes that the singer lived in during her childhood. While living in this home Simone started playing piano at the age of three and made public performances at the Methodist Church where her father preached.  

H2 Big Band Under the Stars | June 22

Jun 19, 2018

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.

Theater Review: District Merchants

Jun 19, 2018
Photo: Sarah Roshan

Our perception of virtually every play in the Shake-spearean canon is influenced by whom we believe wrote it, as the regional premiere of Aaron Posner's District Merchants reveals in the discussions that have ensued regarding the original script and this adaptation.

Ziggies Presents: Ghost Town Blues Band

Jun 19, 2018

Sunday Blues & BBQ featuring Ghost Town Blues Band w/ Stacey Turpenoff Band at Dazzle on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 6pm. Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street's latest success story, #4 on the 2018 Billboard Blues Charts (wk 9), 2016 Independent Blues Award winner for "Best Contemporary Blues Song", 2015 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for "Best Blues Band" and 2014 International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa's blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S.



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