Ian Levy Quartet – July 26

Ian Levy Quartet – July 26

Spotting the unique sound of New York City, up-and-coming saxophonist Ian Levy do it easily. His sound, stage presents, and musical aptitude provides any audience with an enchanting experience. Inspired by a wide range of history’s saxophone phenomena from Colman Hawkins to Chris Potter, Ian Levy is a young auditory encyclopedia of different approaches and … Read More

Scott Amendola Band – July 15 & 16

Scott Amendola Band – July 15 & 16

Scott Amendola – drums Nels Cline – guitar Jenny Scheinman – violin John Shifflett – bass “I started the Scott Amendola Band in the spring of 1998 as an outlet to realize myself as a composer and bandleader. I’d had the composer’s bug for a long time, but had been very intimidated by composing. I … Read More

Greg Gisbert – June 26 & 27

Greg Gisbert – June 26 & 27

Greg Gisbert – trumpet Annie Booth – piano Mike Boone – bass (Buddy Rich, John Swana) Tommie Campbell – drums (Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins) Gisbert played drums with his father as a child. He moved with his family to Denver in 1971. Whilst in the fourth grade at Walt Whitman Elementary, his drumming could be heard throughout the school … Read More

New West Guitar Group – May 26

New West Guitar Group – May 26

New West Guitar Group (NWGG) has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), they perform classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty … Read More

Charles McPherson Quartet – Mar 26 & 27

Charles McPherson Quartet – Mar 26 & 27

Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. While performing … Read More

Kurt Elling Quintet – Feb 25 & 26

Kurt Elling Quintet – Feb 25 & 26

Featuring: Kurt – vocals Gary Versace – piano Clark Sommers – bass John McLean – guitar Kendrick Scott – drums GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight … Read More

Nicholas Payton Trio – Mar 5 & 6

Nicholas Payton Trio – Mar 5 & 6

  Nicholas Payton – trumpet Gerald Cannon – bass Joe Dyson – drums “Payton’s clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making… Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically … Read More

Kenwood Dennard / Joe Anderies Project – Feb 6

Kenwood Dennard / Joe Anderies Project – Feb 6

Kenwood Dennard has enjoyed a multifaceted, star-studded career as a performer, recording artist, and educator; including his current professorship at the illustrious Berklee College of Music. His technical prowess and polyphonic/polyrhythmic genius is emulated the world over amongst the legendary drummers of our time. His students include Wil Calhoun (Living Color), Nikki Glaspie (Nth Power), … Read More

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