An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... More >>
With the exception of players like Thelonius Monk or Art Tatum, piano players don't quite have the name recognition of their horn playing counterparts. All the same, these ivory ticklers play an equally integral role in jazz. As such just like our lists of the ten best sax players and ten best trump ... More >>
Like sax players, any discussion of the best trumpeters is likely to involve some of the same names. And that's not happenstance. It's because the playing of those greats is so distinctive, prodigious and influential that it truly stands out among countless other horn players. Keep reading for a run ... More >>
About two decades ago, I heard Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, and it floored me. It's the best selling jazz of all time, and if there's one album that truly started an obsession with jazz, it was that one. As a kid, I'd gotten to see cats like Red Rodney, Zoot Sims and Slide Hampton at Dick Gibson's j ... More >>
As a teenager in the early '60s, guitarist John Abercrombie had some key recordings that helped shape his musical focus, including Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, John Coltrane's Crescent, Sonny Rollins's The Bridge, Ornette Coleman's This Is Our Music and Bill Evans's Interplay. On Abercrombie's latest ... More >>
He's played with the best, and now he's one of the best.
This jazzman was born with sax appeal.
Joni Mitchell Shine (Hear Music) Mitchell is revered for her early work -- but the sad truth is, her last undeniably brilliant album was Hejira, which came out in 1976, and although her subsequent platters continued to display her intelligence and instrumental skill, they seemed to grow increasin ... More >>
This chameleonic guitarist is still shredding after all these years.
Friday, September 9, Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, 303-839-5100.
From inner space to the intergalactic, Wayne Shorter explores the deepest reaches of jazz.
Denver Jazz on Film Series
Colorado's jazz artists stand up against their big-city counterparts.
Pat Bianchi prepares to meet his master, Joey DeFrancesco, for a night of dueling B-3 beauty.
Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.
Almost ten years after his death, jazz fans remain fascinated by the man who gave birth to cool.
Freddy Rodriguez Sr. has spent decades in Denver's jazz scene. These days his favorite partner is his son.
Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.
Danilo Perez rocks the Boulder Theater, while a local girl makes good at the Grammys.
February 11 - 17, 1999
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.
T.S. Monk is making music that's all in the family.
THE JOYS OF THE NEW JOHN COLTRANE RELEASE.