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 >>
Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>
CONSPIRATOR @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/23/13 Conspirator is an apt name for this supergroup of sorts, which comprises members of several well-known acts. Exploring the ethereal realms of EDM, the quartet -- Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits, KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Chris Michetti ... More >>
Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
A prominent figure in the late-'40s and early-'50s cool-jazz movement, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz performed on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool and performed with Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh around that same time. While a number of players were copping Charlie Parker's sound, Konitz took a diffe ... More >>
Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>
David Amram, who will perform at the Neal Cassady birthday tonight at the Mercury Cafe and tomorrow night at Dazzle, shared a close connection with Cassady, Jack Kerouac and other Beats, while also being a jazz musician who collaborated with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Oscar Pettiford. Amra ... More >>
Garland Jeffreys (due Saturday, January 21, at the Lion's Lair) should be a household name considering some of the shoulders with which he's rubbed during the course of his long career: He met Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker before the Velvet Underground were properly a band, when Jeffreys and Reed were ... More >>
When he branched out on his own after more than two decades of working with Wynton Marsalis -- both in his septet and as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra -- alto sax player Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson had more time to work with his own group as well as the brand-new quartet Boxca ... More >>
Growing up in Boulder, Rudresh Mahanthappa (due tonight at Quixote's True Blue) got an early start on the saxophone and studied with Mark Harris, who opened him to a wide variety of music, before heading to Berklee College of Music and DePaul University to study music. Since moving to New York in 19 ... More >>
Fresh Breath Committe (Peter Haines)The Pirate Signal, 3 the Hardway, The ReMINDers, Fresh Breath Committee, Masta Ace. Fox Theater Thursday October 8, 2009 Better than: Anything you have to wake up for on Friday that would have stopped you from being there. Approaching the Fox last night for the F ... More >>
Whether hes speaking or playing the sax, Gilad Atzmon is a powerhouse.
Find out how this Aurora native wailed her way into Beyonces band.
Great art moves people one way or another, this drummer asserts.
The rib-tickling history of Hoss Orwat.
Like his mentor Art Blakey, this saxman is helping jump-start the careers of younger players.
Thursday, September 20, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-5288.
Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
This guitarist’s playing creates a New York state of mind.
Gerald Albright is one smooth operator.
Friday, July 7, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Thursday, February 9, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Friday, February 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Saturday, February 11, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 1-970-482-8300.
Buckner Funken Jazz
Denver Jazz on Film Series
Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.
The world of jazz as seen through the lens of Herman Leonard.
Fifty years plus a dozen styles equals one Gato Barbieri.
My Jelly Lord: Standard Time Vol. Six
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.