Norman Provizer

RMPBS "Hamilton's America" After-Party w/ Norman Provizer, Ed Battle, Joseph Lamar, & Mikey Smith - Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm.

This event is open to the public - no charge!

You won't want to miss the after-party at Dazzle Jazz! Appetizers, conversation, and entertainment will be provided. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available from Dazzle's cash bar. Denver's own Ed Battle, Joseph Lamar, and Mikey Smith will perform after political science professor and ...

If you are looking for free events where you can hang out and catch some good sounds, then this is a very good week for you. Come Saturday and Sunday, there the annual Estes Park Jazz Festival and Art Walk with music from noon until 5 p.m. in Performance Park Amphitheater, 417 W. Elkhorn, on both days. On Saturday, the music starts with the Estes Park Big Band and continues with the U.S. Air Force Academy’s the Falconaires , the Drew Morell Septet doing Horace Silver and the Ken Walker Sextet...

Annual "DownBeat Critics Poll": Provizer's Jazz Notes

Apr 24, 2014

If you look at the annual DownBeat “Critics Poll” over the past decade, you know why Guitar Magazine was right when it said that Otis Taylor , who appears at Dazzle on Saturday and Sunday, “is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time.” Consider this, in the last 10 editions of the “Critics Poll,” the Colorado bluesman captured the number one slot in the best-blues-album category five times. On four other occasions, one of his releases was among the top half-dozen discs jazz listed...

Musical Highlights from Dr. Provizer

Apr 10, 2014

This year’s annual Metro State Jazz Celebration has percussionist Jos e Madera as its special guest. For many years, the New York-born Madera helped propel the Tito Puente Orchestra, along with serving as the band’s music director. After that long run, Madera spent the first decade of the 2000s with the Latin Giants of Jazz. And more recently, he is has been a member of the Mambo Legends Orchestra made up of many of the players who worked with Puente . On Friday, Madera, a noted arranger,...

Spring's musical start: Provizer's Jazz Notes

Mar 20, 2014

March has been a merry month for jazz trios. Before we even had a chance to recover from the ides of March, both bassist Christian McBride and pianist Bill Charlap brought their threesomes to Dazzle. And that’s going to continue in April when pianist Brad Mehldau brings his trio to the Boulder Theater on April 6 (303-786-7030) and the Bad Plus hits Dazzle on April 29-30.

This week also has a notable trio on tap, but not of the piano/bass/drums kind. Instead, this trio that’s on...

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