First Take

Public safety, the Five Points Business Improvement District and the "Food, Jazz and Wine" event were all on the table this morning when Tracy Winchester, executive director of the Five Points Business District, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with her monthly segment "Fridays on Five Points." Five Points business district met with police earlier in the month to identify the problem areas that had developed during the summer, particularly in the parking lots. "RTD stepped up and...

Malone sat down with Susan Gatschet to discuss his development as an artist, and his biggest musical influences, including TV music. Russell Malone performs this weekend at Dazzle Jazz, on September 10th and 11th, tickets available here. Malone's first guitar was a plastic green toy his mother bought him. Only four years old, Malone strummed the little guitar all day long for days on end trying to emulate the sounds he had heard from guitarists at church in Albany, Georgia. As a child, Malone...

"Moment's Notice" | Stories of Standards

Aug 2, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long! “Moment’s Notice” (1957) by John Coltrane was featured on Blue Train. Recorded 9/15/1957 for Blue Note under an agreement with Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion, this hard-bop album is widely considered one of Coltrane’s best. All songs were written by Coltrane save one (“I’m Old Fashioned: by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer) and the...

"Billie's Bounce" | Stories of Standards

Jul 5, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long! The Billie in “Billie’s Bounce” (1945) by Charlie Parker was said to be Billie, secretary of Dizzy Gillespie’s agent Billy Shaw to whom the song was dedicated. Eddie Jefferson added words and sang this on his 1999 “Vocal Ease” album, while Jon Hendricks wrote lyrics for the song and sang it with his daughter Michele on the DVD “Tribute to...

In Denver, the arts and culture scene has grown so much in the three years that I've been here, and it's also matured, which has been so gratifying to watch. But as this is going on, it's interesting to see the impact that the maturity of the community in general has on the arts and cultural scene. Arts and Venues Denver, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries - all of those organizations and more are working to help make the arts accessible for patrons,...

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