Clifford Brown

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Why jazz legend Wayne Shorter fills his home with books and toys

    Wayne Shorter, who headlines the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, doesn't have typical days. The 80-year-old saxophone legend, who was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, says it's all an adventure. The day we speak with him, Shorter tells us he is "ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The ten best female jazz vocalists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The ten best jazz drummers of all time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The ten best trumpeters of all time

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Last Night: The Killers at Red Rocks

    Photo by Eric Syl Gruneisen​ The Killers, Nervous Wreckords Red Rocks Amphitheater September 9, 2009 Better than: Seeing an epic, intricately staged arena show in the confines of an indoor arena. The Killers did a fine job of summoning the glitz and glamour of their hometown during their appe ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    Bonnie Lowdermilk

    Up to Now

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Kurt Elling, Eliane Elias headline JazzFest Denver this weekend

    Kurt Elling and Eliane Elias, both Grammy-nominated vocalists, headline this year's JazzFest Denver at Dazzle this weekend. Elling's warm baritone can stretch over four octaves and he honed his chops by listening to Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks and other crooners before him. The guy's a mad scatter, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Wil Swindler's Elevenet at Dazzle

    Wil Swindler's ElevenetSunday, November 30, 2008Dazzle Restaurant & LoungeWil Swindler's weekend show at Dazzle helped me recover a lost memory. I must have been three years old at most. My mother was rifling through my parents' vinyl collection at our suburban home in Aurora, and the Beatles' " ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Taking Flight

    Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    The Accused

    Colorado keeps an extensive list of suspected child abusers, but is anyone checking it twice?

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Woody Shaw

    Givin' Away the Store 2
    (32 Jazz)

  • Culture

    April 13, 2000

    Horn of Plenty

    Side Man is music for the soul.

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999
  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    Young Roy

    Roy Hargrove is growing into one of jazz's best players.

  • Music

    March 23, 1994