Two performances 6:30pm and 9pm.
Bennie Maupin – Bass Clarinet, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones
Joe Anderies – Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Jenkins – Organ
Paul Romaine – Drum Set
Khabu Doug Young – Guitar
A rare visit and performance in Denver with the international Jazz Legend Bennie Maupin. He has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock (Mwandishi band, Headhunters band), Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Chic Corea, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins and many more! This will be Bennie's second only Dazzle performance – one night, two shows. This is the second time Bennie has been in as part of the "Joe Anderies presents" series. Joe, a long time reed player and music educator in Colorado, will be presenting his newest and favorite quartet as the back up for Bennie. This group has recently had several sold out appearances in the front range and is looking forward to this unique and colorful collaboration with one of the great jazz icons of our time. The music for these two shows will feature original music of Bennie's along with highlight pieces from the Headhunters group. In addition the group will feature several original compositions arranged for this special occasion by Joe. Don't miss this explosive night of music!
Bennie Maupin is best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet playing on Mile Davis' classic "Bitches Brew" album as well as other Miles Davis recordings "Big Fun", "Jack Johnson", and "On the Corner". He was a founding member of Herbie Hancock's seminal band the Headhunters as well as a performer and composer in Hancock's influential Mwandishi band. Born in 1940 Maupin started on clarinet later adding saxophone, flute and most notably, the bass clarinet to his formidable arsenal. Upon moving to New York in 1962 he freelanced with groups led by Marion Brown, Pharaoh Sanders, and Chic Corea. He played regularly with Roy Haynes and Horace Silver. He also recorded with McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Eddie Henderson, and Woody Shaw. Maupin's own discography as a leader includes a a well received recording for ECM Records "The Jewel in the Lotus". Also noteworthy are "Slow Traffic to the Right", "Moonscapes", and "Driving While Black". While Echoes of the great John Coltrane can be heard in Maupin's work, one can also discern the influences of Yuseff Lteef, Sonny Rollins, and Eric Dolphy, as well as his contemporaries Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson. His approach to his music is intentional and profound yet alive in the interpretation of the moment. He maintains active performing and teaching careers in Europe and the US. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area and teaches at California Institute of Art (CalArts).
Joe Anderies began playing and performing flute and saxophone in Grand Junction Colorado where he attended Colorado Mesa University. Later he studied at University of North Texas, Metropolitan State in Denver and University of Colorado Boulder where he completed his masters in Music Education. He has long been a force for integrating jazz and world music styles into elementary and youth band /orchestra ensembles and has been a longtime contributor to the Colorado Conservatory Jazz Arts program run by Denver icon Paul Romaine. Joe has produced a number of high profile collaboration shows over the past several years including those with Larry Coryell, Chuck Lamb, Shunzo Ohno, Rob Mullins, Ron Miles, Images Reunion Concerts, and Bennie Maupin. In addition to performing and doing clinic work he currently teaches full time at the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette Colorado teaching band groups from grades 5-12 and working in experiential travel learning.