Javon Jackson

BluJazz Productions

Trumpeter Greg Gisbert was hanging out at Dazzle the other night to hear fellow trumpeter Marquis Hill. As Gisbert noted, he was just catching some sounds before packing his bags at his Denver home and hitting the road with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Working with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and with the Maria Schneider Orchestra (a great big band that will be at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Feb. 27) keeps Gisbert on the road a good deal of the time, but he is quick to express great enthusiasm over Denver’s growing reputation on the jazz front.

Jimmy Greene     Beautiful Life     Greene Music Works/Mack Avenue Records

March CD of the Month

Mar 21, 2014

Our March selection is one of great pride for us, Javon Jackson was raised in Denver and maintains strong family connections to the Front Range. For over 20 years he’s been a globetrotting musician, both as an esteemed sideman and as a band leader.  Furthermore, Mr. Jackson is a respected educator currently holding the chair at the prestigious Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at The University of Hartford's Hartt School.

Tune in Monday at noon when Arturo Gomez presents New Music Monday. Our first New Music Monday for March starts off with hometown hero, Javon Jackson’s latest offering,  “Expression-Live at Smoke Jazz Club, NYC

The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra of the University of Miami features Denver’s own Dave Grusin, along with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin and Terence Blanchard; thier new release is “Jazz & the Philharmonic