Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Every Thursday at 10:30 AM, DownBeat magazine writer Norman Provizer joins the Morning Beat to share upcoming local jazz and blues events. 

Norman has been sharing music events with KUVO listeners for nearly 20 years.

A member of the Jazz Journalists Association, Norman is also a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 

Houston Person--Experience NoMad

It’s that time of year when musical performances celebrating the music of the holiday season are definitely in vogue. At Dazzle this week, for example, there are three different groups offering “Holiday Shows” over the next seven nights. The seasonal activity begins at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Thursday when the Adam Bartczak Republic does its play on holiday-season sounds and more at 6 and 8 p.m. (303-839-5100).

Cécile McLorin Salvant: ABC Jazz

If you are trying to recover from Thanksgiving, there are two, big league vocal events to help you along. The first of those events takes place on Saturday and Sunday when singer Petra Haden hits Dazzle with a program called “Sings Jesse Harris.” Petra, one of bassist Charlie Haden’s triplet daughters, has covered a number of musical bases with her voice and violin since the release of her initial solo album twenty-years ago.

Orpheum Theater

Let’s start off with the vocal side of the music. On Thursday, singer Kathy Kosins hits the stage at Baur’s Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis, at 8 p.m. where, just a few weeks ago, pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa turned up the heat on that stage with his potent trio. Kosins, of course, isn’t from Cuba, but she has over her career covered a number of musical bases, from rock and R&B to jazz where she has certainly found a home.

Jazz Link Enterprises

Pennsylvania native Dale Bruning settled in Denver more than 50 years ago; and during those decades, the guitarist (and once bassist) has remained among the most substantive and significant players on the city’s jazz scene. Thus it seems entirely appropriate that the first effort to establish a named scholarship in the Jazz and American Improvised Music program at Metropolitan State University of Denver carries his name.

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 *Downbeat Magazine* contributor Norman Provizer provides ​​commentary on *Hamilton*.