On Stage: Vail Jazz @ Vail Square — Nachito Hererra

This Sunday, July 22, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” heats up with the piano of Nachito Herrera, captured live at Vail Square!

Born Ignacio Herrera in Cuba, “Nachito” grew up as a piano phenomenon, performing with the Havana Symphony Orchestra at age 12. He’s played with orchestras world-wide, but his Latin jazz legacy was as the musical director for Cubanismo! A composer and arranger, he’s toured the world’s top jazz festivals and gathered awards including Grammys,...

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City Park Jazz: Mistura Fina Band | July 22

Mistura Fina was founded by percussionist Frank Ayala in 2000 and is currently co-led with saxophonist Alex Nekrasov. Based in Denver, the group regularly performs concerts at festivals, nightclubs, special events, and other venues. It’s critically acclaimed recording, A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That, is a representation of Mistura Fina’s various musical influences.

Mistura Fina, loosely translated from Portuguese, means “A Fine Mixture” and in the music of Mistura...

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Incendio & El Javi | July 15

Jul 10, 2018

Incendio, simply put, is instrumental world music. The primary “voice” of the band is the guitar, but to say the music of Incendio is solely guitar music would be an oversimplification. The guitar is certainly present, but other instruments such as the mandolin, bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp, piano, bass, synthesizer and various ethnic percussion instruments play a huge role in the ensemble’s sound.

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club is pleased to be presenting saxophonist Peter Sommer in a special four week Saturday night series highlighting the original works from his albums "Tremolo Canteen" and "Narrando Historias" as well as new small group pieces tailored for this residency at Nocturne. Inspired by life, philosophy, and literature, Sommer's music retains a tuneful quality while highlighting the band's lyricism and rhythmic aptitude.

Featuring: Peter Sommer on sax, Ben Markley on piano, Patrick McDevitt on bass and Alejandro Castaño on drums.

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Pianist/vocalist Henry Butler RIP at 68

Sept, 21, 1949, New Orleans, LA to  July,2, 2018, NYC, NY

Nachito Herrera: A Night in Havana | July 12

Jul 8, 2018

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square presents Cuban jazz pianist Nachito Herrera. Following his debut at age 12 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra, Nachito quickly gained legendary status in Cuba as pianist, musical director, composer and arranger for his uniquely Cuban take on jazz.  His high-powered ensemble, which has toured throughout the world, never fails to energize the crowd with its impressive dynamic range and unique musical sensibilities…recreating the mystery, heat & spice of a night in Havana.

Arturo Sandoval | July 14

Jul 8, 2018
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Cuban American jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer, Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. This Latin jazz pioneer and 10-time Grammy award winner delivers dynamic and vivacious live performances, captivating audiences with his lyrical improvisation and virtuoso capabilities.

The Jack Hadley Band | July 14

Jul 8, 2018
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Jack played in a number of Denver area bands, sharpening his guitar skills and discovering his vocal talent along the way. He began performing as a solo artist and played countless shows as a hired gun. In 2005 Jack decided to focus on writing and performing his original blues-based material with his own trio, The Jack Hadley Band. That same year he was playing at a local club when he was approached by blues veteran Otis Taylor who happened to be in the audience.

The Resonant Rogues at Mercury Cafe | July 14

Jul 8, 2018
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The Resonant Rogues, based out of Asheville, NC, is the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish. The Rogues are rounded out by champion old-time fiddler Kristen Harris, and swing cat Andrew Willens on the Upright Bass. The Resonant Rogues have toured relentlessly over their 5-year history, covering most of North America and Europe.

Adam Bodine - Original Works | Thursdays in July

Jul 7, 2018
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Nocturne welcomes back to the stage the talented and always entertaining Adam Bodine. Thursday nights in July, the genre-fusing jazz keyboardist and composer leads a world-class lineup of musicians including Joseph Lukasik on woodwinds, Gonzalo Teppa on bass and Dru Heller on drums.

FreeBear | July 13

Jul 7, 2018
dazzledenver.com

FreeBear is throwing down! They'll be grooving till late, come spend some time with us on your Friday night out. FreeBear is the brain-child of bassist Patrick McDevitt & drummer Alejandro Castaño. The focus here is groove. Whether it be funk, soul, hip-hop, EDM, you name it, the music HAS GOT to have that undeniable drum and bass hook up. Who better to bring it than a couple of the most prolific artists in Denver. We're not going to pigeonhole it, but its definitely going make you smile and you'll probably want to get up and move. Special guests likely...

Live Broadcast from Dazzle - Nnenna Freelon | July 11

Jul 6, 2018
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KUVO LIVE broadcast from Dazzle on Wednesday, July 11 at 6pm features six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon who has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer. In 2014, Nnenna starred in the critically acclaimed show "Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles" at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Nnenna is no stranger to the music of the master singer - she toured with Ray Charles, as well as many other greatest jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, George Benson, and others.

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