One of the Denver jazz scenes favorite sons, saxophonist Fred Hess is in fine form on his new recording, Single Moment, with elegant backup from trumpeter Ron Miles Trumpet, reed genius John Gunther, guitarist Dale Bruning, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Matt Wilson. But tonight, hell have an entire big band to whip into shape, making use of his stellar arranging skills, when the Fred Hess Big Band performs at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln Street. Dont underestimate this ensemble: Its a hand-picked whos-who of local players gearing up to make their own recording early next year, and the admission tariff is only $10.
The band tunes up at 7 p.m.; for information, log on to www.dazzlejazz.com or call 303-839-5100.
Sun., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 2008