joe bonner

JAM: Celebrating Joe Bonner

Apr 18, 2017

This week on April 20, it's our honor to celebrate the birthday of Joe Bonner on Jazz Appreciation Month! Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Joe studied at Virginia State College, however, he indicated that he learned more from musicians he worked with.

 

The extremely gifted composer and pianist, a resident of the Denver area since the early 1980s has passed away. Joseph Leonard Bonner was born April 20, 1948 in Rocky Mount, NC, he died Friday, November 20, 2014 in Denver. He recorded and toured with many giants of jazz including Pharaoh Sanders, Woody Shaw, Leon Thomas, Harold Vick, Fred Wesley, Richie Cole, Carlos Garnett, Azar Lawrence, Roy Brook, Billy Harper and many others. 

Jazz Notes 12-4-2014

By Norman Provizer

Los Lobos: Disconnected | Nov. 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Colorado Symphony