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In the new IMAX film "America’s Musical Journey," you will tap your toe to the sounds of jazz, blues, zydeco, and old-time country music as you travel to vibrant places where American music was born, from New Orleans to New York City. After the film, Ron Miles, acclaimed jazz trumpeter and director of jazz studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will take a closer look at the history of jazz in America and in Denver. Miles is an inductee in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, and his new album I Am a Man was on NPR’s list of top albums of 2017.

AMI

Whether you are in Paris, St. Petersburg (the 2018 host city of International Jazz Day), Sydney (the 2019 host city for International Jazz Day) or Denver, April is the month to appreciate America’s great cultural contribution to the world. This past week, at the start of the month, you could have done just that here from listening to the 16-year old pianist/Hammond B-3 player Matthew Ridgeway to tuning your ears to the classic sound of 89-year old tenor saxophonist/composer Benny Golson.

I Dig Jazz

The simplest way to describe pianist Eddie Palmieri is that he is a true Latin all-star with true jazz sensibilities. After Palmieri’s parents moved from Puerto Rico to the mainland, the pianist was born in Spanish Harlem on December 15, 1936. Growing up in the Bronx, Palmieri spent time with a variety of bands through the 1950s (led by Johnny Segui and Tito Rodriguez) and created his own group, La Perfecta, in 1961. That band recorded its first album in 1962 and some 50 more Palmieri discs have followed right up to Sabiduria (Knowledge) released in 2017.

Latin jazz Network

It may be a while before we see a repeat of this past week’s amazing lineup of jazz performances. After all, when you can see saxophonist Bobby Watson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and pianist/singer Eliane Elias all within a span of just five day, that’s something special. Still, this week finds some serious sounds coming to town.           

Ron Miles & Rudy Royston Quintet | Aug 20

Aug 15, 2017

Ron Miles & Rudy Royston Quintet, two nights at Dazzle! The quintet is: Ron Miles-cornet, Rudy Royston-drums, Solomon Chapman-piano, Hank Roberts-cello, and Thomas Morgan-bass - two nights at Dazzle.

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