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

Ken Walker – June 24

Ken Walker – June 24

Ken Walker – bass Jeff Jenkins – piano Paul Romaine – drums Peter Sommer – saxophone Al Hood – trumpet Dave Corbus – guitar The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It’s nice, but … Read More

Peter Sommer Septet – June 17

Peter Sommer Septet – June 17

Peter Sommer – tenor saxophone Wil Swindler – alto and baritone saxophones Al Hood – trumpet Paul McKee – trombone Ben Markley – piano Bijoux Barbossa – bass Paul Romaine – drums Since establishing himself among the Denver area’s elite jazz musicians, Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a … Read More

Chuck Lamb CD Release – June 14

Chuck Lamb CD Release – June 14

Chuck – piano Joe Anderies – woodwinds Paul Romaine – drums Bijoux Barbosa – bass “Chuck Lamb is an extremely creative, harmonically interesting, rhythmically exciting pianist and one of the best improvisers I’ve heard in recent times!” – Dave Brubeck, 2011 “In early 2014, I had the great pleasure of meeting, and working in Denver with … Read More

Max Wagner – June 9

Max Wagner – June 9

Max Wagner – alto sax, vocals Jeff Jenkins – piano Ken Walker – bass Todd Reid – drums Saxophonist / Vocalist / Composer / Lyricist …that cat can scat! Saxophonist and vocalist Max Wagner has long been delighting Jazz audiences with his exceptional artistry. He is well known for his vibrantly lyrical saxophone playing, signature … Read More