Rico Jones – August 14

Rico Jones – August 14

Rico – sax Greg Gisbert – trumpet Eric Gunnison – piano Ken Walker – Bass Daniel Hogans – drums Rico Jones, a senior at Denver School of the Arts, first picked up the alto saxophone at age 11 while in the fifth grade. Before even learning to read music it became clear that he had … Read More

Gene Rush with the Jim Stranahan Little Big Band – August 5

Gene Rush with the Jim Stranahan Little Big Band – August 5

Also featured will be both local and national icons many of which were Gene’s students such as Keith Oxman, Steve Motz, Jim Stranahan, Ron Jolly, Brad Goode, Hugh Ragin, and Al Hood. GENE RUSH was head of the University of Denver Jazz Program from 1971 to 1978. The list of people Gene has played with … Read More

Roberta Gambarini – August 18-20

Roberta Gambarini – August 18-20

“Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald,Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae” (Boston Globe) Born and raised in Turin, Italy, to music-loving parents (who had actually first met at a jazz concert), Roberta Gambarini grew up listening to her father’s record collection constantly. Her first vocal inspiration was Louis Armstrong, but she soon discovered Ella … Read More

Russell Malone – September 10 & 11

Russell Malone – September 10 & 11

Russell Malone’s first guitar was a plastic green toy his mother bought him. Only four years old, Malone strummed the little guitar all day long for days on end trying to emulate the sounds he had heard from guitarists at church in Albany, Georgia. As a child, Malone developed an interest in blues and country … Read More

The Organization Plays the Music of Prince – June 2

The Organization Plays the Music of Prince – June 2

Jeff began his musical life in pastoral Nebraska City, Nebr. He spent much of his youth riding bikes and perfecting the curve ball! He came to the piano through the guidance of his musical family, and quickly found that “playing by ear” proved to be perfect escape from an all too predictable small town reality. … Read More

The Timeless Music of Dale Bruning – May 15

The Timeless Music of Dale Bruning – May 15

Jude – narrator Dale – guitar Mark Simon – bass Paul Romaine – drums “When Dale Bruning and I, Jude Hibler, formed our Jazz Link Enterprises’ partnership in 1995, we wanted to present something that would find us working together – imagine – a musician and a media person working together in harmony! We came … Read More

Steve Kuhn Trio – Apr 4

Steve Kuhn Trio – Apr 4

STEVE KUHN – PIANO DAVID WONG – BASS BILLY DRUMMOND – DRUMS After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, and others, pianist Steve Kuhn grew beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans into a unique stylist with incredible technique and sense of dynamics and lyricism. With … Read More

Randy Brecker – five time “Grammy Winner” – Mar 29 & 30

Randy Brecker – five time “Grammy Winner” – Mar 29 & 30

Randy Brecker – trumpet Paul Romaine – drums Mark Simon – bass Eric Gunnison – piano Greg Gisbert – trumpet Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range … Read More