performance review

Paquito D’Rivera and the Walter Gorra Septet - February 27,2015

Jazz, pass it on.That was a big part of what happened last Friday night at the Mount Vernon Country Club.

A jazz guy plays with a heavy rock band? That would be the superficial description of Sco-Mule. A deeper examination shows that John Scofield and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes are twin brothers of different mothers. Each possesses a yearning, restless soul, constantly seeking new musical forms and combinations. Each is fearless behind his guitar. And each is possessed of a virtuoso talent and, seemingly, can do whatever he wants.

Jambalaya Youth Xplosion Brings Down the House

Jan 20, 2015

Codaryl Cody Moffett's Jambalaya Youth Xplosion brought the house down during their January 17 performance at Dazzle Jazz.

Some of Denver's finest young musicians - including saxophonist Rico Jones, pianist Euanha So, vibraphonist Rocco Williams, guitarist Alex Heffron and bassist Wilson Luallen - delivered an outstanding performance rivaling that of established musicians.

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Red Rocks, Denver, CO - July 25, 2014

Performance review: 2014 Chicago Blues Festival

Jul 10, 2014
Photo courtesy of Ben Payton

The 31st Annual Chicago Blues Fest, this year sub-titled “Blues by the Lake”, was the weekend of June 13-15 in Grant Park. The panoramic  views from this Lakefront park are extraordinary—Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, and the magnificent Chicago Skyline to the north and west.