Crimson & Gold just changed hands -- but it's continuing operations. Chris Potter, who's new to restaurant ownership, has bought the University of Denver spot. He plans to keep the name -- and the DU clientele, of course. See also:Six restaurants where Obama should eat near the University of Denve ... More >>
Third Eye Blind is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 6. Tickets ($30) go on sale this Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local r ... More >>
A lifetime of music fandom and a voracious appetite for new things has given me a wide-ranging (if sometimes shallow) knowledge of musical styles, forms and history. Despite that, there are holes. Big holes. And some of those holes are, well, embarrassing. I've decided the time has come to fill thos ... More >>
FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL @ FIVE POINTS | SAT, 5/11/13 Since starting a decade ago, the Five Points Jazz Festival has been celebrating the music, culture and history of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood by highlighting local jazz acts. Acts on the main stage of this year's festival include ... More >>
When trumpeter Dave Douglas played at Dazzle just over a year ago as part of Greg Garrison's Improvised Roots series, he was introduced to Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan, who sang during the sets. Douglas went on to recruit O'Donovan -- who is also joining Douglas's his two-night stand at Dazzle th ... More >>
While last month was quite good for jazz fans with the likes of Lee Konitz and Chris Potter, April brings plenty of great shows featuring Bill Frisell, the Monterrey Jazz Festival on tour, with Potter and some other steller players, trumpeter Dave Douglas, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Matt Skel ... 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 >>
As a teenager in the late'80s, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter performed with the great Red Rodney. He later went on to collaborate with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, and, more recently, he was a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Band. While he's played as a sidem ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary tomorrow. To commemorate the occasion, the club is throwing a party with the Bob Montgomery Pete Olstad Big Band and the Funky Fresh Trio, benefiting the Gift of Jazz, an organization supporting the past, present and future of jaz ... More >>
Did you totally blow it? Did you dawdle and miss your chance to pick up tickets to Justin Bieber's now sold-out concert at the Pepsi Center next month? Is your darling niece bummed with you beyond all recognition? Good news for you: You get a do-over -- well, sort of. The Biebs just announced anothe ... More >>
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