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Al Hurricane Sr., the “Godfather of New Mexico music,” dies at age 81

Lovers of the New Mexico sound are saddened to hear of the passing Sunday of Al Hurricane at age 81. His death was reported on the official fan Facebook page. Various reports describe a battle with prostate cancer. Hurricane performed a “farewell tour” in 2015.

Born Alberto Nelson Sanchez in Dixon, N.M., Al Hurricane went on to create, develop, record and promote a distinct blend of Norteño, country and rock music. Early in his career, he performed alongside Fats Domino, Marvin...

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Gregory Porter | Nov 4

NPR dubbed two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer Gregory Porter “the next great male jazz singer.” Porter writes and performs songs that dexterously weave together the threads of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, producing a pure tapestry of sound. The New York Times says Porter is “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”

Newman Center Presents
Gregory Porter
Saturday, November 4 - 7:30pm ...

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Have you been in yet to check out the live jazz at Spangalang Brewery on Tuesday nights? The fantastic and talented Gabriel Mervine and crew will bring the music, and as always, they got your beer needs taken care of. Music starts at 7pm, no cover charge.

Spangalang Brewery presents
Gabriel Mervine
Tuesdays at 7pm

 

 

Denver’s consensus “first call” bassist is a hulk of a man and a heck of a player.  And when he’s not teaching students at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, he’s answering the phone or navigating his appointment book to squeeze in the next gig. Ken Walker brings his Sextet to Dazzle at Baur’s this Friday, October 27, and KUVO listeners will get to hear the first set LIVE, beginning at 6:30pm.

This Sunday, October 29th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of vocalist Barbara Morrison. We’ve been privileged with a couple of visits from this talented jazz maven over the years, in November 2002 with the Summit Jazz All Stars, and in 2010 with Houston Person, and Denver’s “first call” trio.

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"Take Me to the River" features William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush on Friday, October 27 -  a live performance based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, High records) in its heyday.

Witches Brew at Dazzle @ Baur's | Oct 31

Oct 22, 2017

Celebrate your Halloween with a very special spell-binding holiday performance! Two bewitching vocalists - Terri Jo Jenkins and Janine Gastineau - and their all-women jazz combo - Carmen Sandim, Kim Bird & Jill Fredericksen, plus special guest violinist Jane Uitti - present an enthralling evening of jazzy, bluesy, spooky 'All Hallow's Eve' music. Songs by Cab Calloway, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Eartha Kitt, Santana, Jim Morrison & more. Join us and howl at the moon!

Come in your best costume and compete for prizes! Party favors and sweet treats for all!

Lorraine Ellis & Scott Martin | Oct 29

Oct 22, 2017
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Originally from West Philadelphia Lorraine Ellis was raised in a home filled with the sounds of jazz due to her mother’s love of jazz in a variety of styles. Hearing her mother’s exquisite tastes in jazz, Lorraine became a fan of Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson whom she cites as influences, among others. Over 30 years ago she decided to relocate to Colorado after visiting the “Centennial State” on vacation. Since relocating to Denver from Colorado Springs in 2004, Lorraine has sung at open mics and jam sessions at many venues along the Front Range.

3rd Annual Great Zombie Gatsby Ball | Oct 28

Oct 22, 2017

A night of elegant but ghoulish Halloween revelry, inspired by an excerpt from the original draft of the Great Gatsby (the one that did not get published, but...maybe should have): "In his blue gardens broken men and tattered girls came like moths, walking slowly toward the mansion with dead eyes, thirsting for champagne, martinis, and blood...On weekends his Rolls-Royce became a tool to bludgeon the undead.. racing to the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, crushing the final life from the many cursed souls.

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra | Nov 3

Oct 21, 2017
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Get ready for some hot Latin jazz! Adonis Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar. A Grammy-nominated vocalist and composer from Cuba who weaves passionate, hypnotic Salsa and Cuban Son melodies through jazz arrangements, Puentes and the Orchestra create a worldly experience that is as emotive as it is danceable.

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Fall in and out of Love in Paris.
One of opera’s most beloved stories popular with well-seasoned opera fans and simply perfect for the first time opera-goer. Set in 19th century Paris, follow six impoverished artists and students as they struggle to make ends meet, fall in and out of love, and ultimately bond together to help each other in their most desperate hours. It sounds like the typical fresh out of college, starving artist lifestyle of the 21st Century. The timelessness of the story resonates just as deeply with contemporary audiences as it did at its premiere in 1896.

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