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Rico Jones, a Colorado native, first picked up the alto saxophone at age 11 while in the fifth grade. Before even learning to read music it became clear that he had a keen ear for melodies and, learning songs by ear. In his first year at Denver School of The Arts Rico was formally introduced to jazz music through clinics and performances by such notables as Curtis Fuller and Kneebody. By eighth grade, Rico was playing with high school level ensembles as well as participating in the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars, Telluride All-Star Band, and The Sacramento Jazz Festival All-Stars group.

Ziggies Presents: Ghost Town Blues Band

Jun 19, 2018
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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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With a legend such as pianist Purnell Steen leading the band you will constantly be entertained. They will feature the music of Cole Porter on Dazzle's stage. Purnell Steen and his swinging Quintet, Le Jazz Machine, are favorites on the Jazz Festival circuit as well as the nightclub scene. The versatile and dynamic piano man and his band of Denver Local Jazz stars energize original takes on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and others.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival

This week in music clearly represents one of the great contributions that Dazzle, located at 1512 Curtis Street, has made to the Denver jazz scene. That contribution, to put it simply, is bringing bands led by noted, newer players to town, providing listeners with a chance to place their ears on the current pulse of the music without having to travel to New York. 

Soweto Kinch Trio | June 19

Jun 15, 2018
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Alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003.

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