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The great Denver raised guitarist Bill Frisell performs on Wednesday with his trio, consisting of bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston. That trio plays the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. in Boulder, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (303-786-7030). Born in Baltimore in 1951, Frisell grew up in Denver and attended East High School. As the 1980s began, Frisell began his connection to the ECM label, releasing his first disc as a leader on ECM in 1983.

On Stage: "Guitars"

Dec 4, 2017

This Sunday, December 10, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features guitarist Dale Bruning and some other guitar-centric sounds from the Gypsy Swing Revue and the New West Guitars.

Dale Bruning’s legacy on the Denver jazz scene is secure.  He’s been swinging in these parts since the 1960s, and among his guitar students is new Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee Bill Frissell.  He’s performed several times live on KUVO. We’ll be featuring music from his May 2007 session in quintet format with Ali Ryerson, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine.

The Dale Bruning Trio with Mark Simon and Todd Reid will feature jazz standards and music from the Great American songbook. Bruning has enjoyed playing with the likes of Jim Hall, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Bertoncini, Bill Frisell, and Michael Moore. He and his partner, Jude Hibler - owner of Jazz Link Enterprises- have produced and presented their signature concerts called The Timeless Music of Great Composers since 1995. They have produced 14 CDs with Dale as leader on their label, as well as publishing the three jazz guitar instruction books Dale has written.

Photo: Susan Gatschet

Colorado-based guitar master Dale Bruning is being celebrated with a "Jazz and American Music Scholarship" at MSU-Denver on Saturday, October 8 at 4pm at the King Center Concert Hall on the MSU-Denver Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver. The inaugural concert features Bruning and guitarist Gene Bertoncini, cornetist Ron Miles and other great local musicians.

This week's edition of New Music Monday features 2 brand new recordings from veteran and popular Front Range artists, Neil Bridge 7+ featuring Karen Lee and  the Dale Bruning Sextet.

The pianist, composer, arranger and retired educator Neil Bridge releases his latest 7+ album, this time featuring vocalist Karen Lee who is also a renowned dancer. On This is Who We Are!, Karen debuts with 4 tracks while the remaining 7 are all swingin' selections in a variety of styles, originals and covers songs.