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. 

All About the Singers | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Jan 12, 2018

This week it’s all about singers as both Tierney Sutton and Diane Schuur come to town.  First up is the LA-based and Wisconsin-born Sutton who released her first album in 1998. Sutton is a talented vocalist who simply bills herself as part of the Tierney Sutton Band along with pianist Christian Jacob, drummer Ray Brinker and bassists Kevin Axt and Trey Henry.

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This week we get to ring out the old and ring in the new. If you want to go out and celebrate in a jazzy vein, there are a number of options. At Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, you can get ready for 2018 accompanied by the blues with the Sammy Mayfield Band. Mayfield is on stage on Sunday, New Year’s Eve, at 6 and 9 p.m. and the 6 p.m. show is listed as sold out (303-839-5100).

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It’s been 50 years since the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, the group’s eighth studio recording. On Thursday, the San Francisco (SF) String Trio takes the music from the album out for an intriguing jazz spin at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis. The trio is made up of strong players, Mads Tolling (who can be found in the Turtle Island String Quartet) on violin, Mimi Fox on guitar and Jeff Denson on bass and vocals. And its bow to Sgt., David P. Tracer

The week in live music begins with a bang when Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Pérez wraps up his two-night stay at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, on Thursday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. (303-839-5100). The pianist is probably best known for being part of Wayne Shorter’s magical rhythm section, but he is a player to behold in any context. This year marks the centennial of Thelonious Monk’s birth and Pérez got a head start on that celebration in 1996 when he released his album PanaMonk.