The outdoor concerts may be over, in spite of the summer weather going on in Denver right now, but there are plenty of shows to keep you busy. We can strongly, strongly advise seeing Flatbush Zombies, either in Fort Collins or Denver. Polica is wonderful. There are plenty more, observe:
The undisputed heavyweight champion of grunge, Pearl Jam, makes a stop in Denver this week. There will be some pop punk in Colorado Springs and some jazz in Golden. And more! The rest of our picks follow.
Usher brings his UR Experience to the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 2 with August Alsina and DJ Cassidy opening. Tickets ($39-$154) go on sale on Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Chrissie Hynde visits the Paramount Theatre as part of her 25-city North American tour in support of her solo albu ... More >>
Although banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea teamed up most recently for The Enchantment, an album of duets, in 2007, the two have played on each other's projects going back to Fleck's 1995 album, Tales From the Acoustic Planet, and Fleck appeared on Corea's Rendezvous i ... More >>
THURS | CHICK COREA & BELA FLECK at NEWMAN CENTER | 1/16/14 Over the last five decades, the virtuosic pianist Chick Corea has delved into quite a few variations of jazz, as well as classical, and on his latest effort, The Vigil, he's reinvented himself again. His new band, also called the Vigil, is ... More >>
SAT | DENVER JAZZFEST at NATIONAL WESTERN | 10/5/13 The inaugural Denver Jazz Fest includes contemporary jazz stars like keyboardist Brian Culbertson, Hiroshima, who formed almost three decades ago, Horns of Plenty (featuring saxophonist Darren Rahn and flutist Althea Rene) as well as R&B singer Ken ... 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 >>
5. IMPROVISED ROOTS #4 @ DAZZLE | FRI & SAT, 3/15-3/16 While Greg Garrison plays bass for local bluegrass act Leftover Salmon, he also knows his way around jazz changes. With his Improvised Roots series, he brings the two worlds together with roots music. The previous two shows in his Improvised Roo ... More >>
When the Roadhouse Rebels come to Oriental Theater this Sunday night, the act, which features Robby Krieger of the Doors and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz, they'll be joined by an all-star cast of players, including Oingo Boingo/Mutaytor bassist John Avila, the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson and dr ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, Phish is closing out its tour at Dick's on Labor Day weekend, Roger Daltrey is performing the Who's Tommy at 1STBANK in October, Return to Forever is returning the Paramount and Sugarland is stopping by Comfort Dental with Sara B ... More >>
Saturday, March 12, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Jon Solomon Chick Corea's Freedom Band 06.15.10 | Denver Botanic Gardens It was fitting Chick Corea's Freedom Band, which features Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes, opened Monday night's Botanic Gardens show with a tune from Corea's Remembering Bud Powell album, as all four m ... More >>
Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>
The Pretenders visit the Paramount Theater Feb. 24. The Paramount Theatre announced some stellar shows this week, including the Pretenders show on February 24 and jazz heavyweights Chick Corea and John McLaughlin teaming up with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinny Colaiuta on March 25. ... More >>
Slide show by Jon Solomon Return to Forever Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Paramount Theatre Better Than: Going back to the future. When it comes to chops, Lenny White, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke are heavyweights. Just seeing one of these guys on his own would be a treat, but to see all fo ... More >>
Chick Coreas breakthrough act is back after nearly three decades.
Think timekeeping is an afterthought in indie rock? Meet Julian Dorio.
Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.
Kate McGarry & Art Lande December 2, 2007, Dazzle Better than: Icing on a cold cake. Art Lande is a funny guy, and his sense of humor often shines through in his piano playing. And it was amusing for Lande to open the first set by running his hands up and down the keys, creating pianistic cascades ... More >>
This guitarist’s playing creates a New York state of mind.
Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.
Nobody Else but Me (Capri)
Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Dave Holland's jazz cuts to the heart of the matter.
Jello does a shot on the latest local-music compilation.
Givin' Away the Store 2
The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.
April 1-7, 1999
February 25 - March 3, 1999
Six new releases paint an intriguing picture of jazz chameleon Herbie Hancock.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff haven't changed a lick since the Sixties. And why should they?