pat bianchi

Homecoming Week | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Feb 9, 2018

From 2012 to 2016, five artists from Denver or players who have a close connection to the city rose to the top spot in seven of the categories found in DownBeat magazine’s annual “Critic’s Poll.” The musicians are: alto saxophonist/soprano saxophonist/flautist Tia Fuller (who earned the top spot for all three instruments); drummer Rudy Royston; trumpeter Kirk Knuffke (who actually plays cornet); singer René Marie; and Hammond B-3 man Pat Bianchi.

Pat Bianchi Trio | Feb 11

Feb 9, 2018

This exciting trio draws from each members extensive musical background. A collaborative musical experience between three like minded musicians, who consistently explore and embrace a sense of risk on the bandstand.

On Stage: "Organ Masters"

Jan 8, 2018

This Sunday, January 14, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features master organists!

All About Jazz

Manuel Valera came to the USA  from Cuba as a saxophonist. But once in the US, Valera turned to the piano full time as a student at New York University. Beginning with his debut release in 2004, Forma Nueva, Valera established an attractive blend of Latin styles and post-bop jazz in his music with several different bands. At Dazzle on Thursday, he is in town with one of them – a trio that has Hans Glawischnig on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums.

Grammy nominated organist Pat Bianchi, continues to establish himself as one of the foremost organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity as well as his sensitivity and versatility are rivaled by few. His most recent release, “A Higher Standard” is further proof of this. When Pat is not leading his own trio, he has the honor of performing with jazz guitar icon Pat Martino and also he continues to perform with NEA Jazz Master, bebop saxophone legend Lou Donaldson.