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Dizzy Gillespie

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    December 2, 2013

    The best jazz shows in December

    SUN | MILE HIGH SPIRITS JAZZ FEST at MILE HIGH SPIRITS | 12/8/13 Mile High Spirits and the Gift of Jazz have teamed up to put on this free daylong festival, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 10: 30 p.m. Each of the six local acts on the bill will be paying tribute to other artists: A Denve ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The best jazz shows to see in Denver in October

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver in August

    JOHN SCOFIELD'S UBERJAM BAND @ BOULDER THEATER | THU, 8/1/13 John Scofield's never been one to settle in any particular musical style. Deft in a number of different styles, he always seems to find ways to reinvent himself. With 1998's A Go Go, guitarist John Scofield tapped into a whole new audience ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Ten musicians who have taken a political stand

    It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    Like fans of pretty much every other genre in this town, the jazz connoisseurs here are spoiled with a steady stream of great shows. In the past few months, we've been treated to shows from the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter, the Bad Plus, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Keith Oxman and David Torn, am ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    SHIRLEY

    From a Bright Clearing
    Dazzle Recordings

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    April 5, 2012
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    November 23, 2011

    The Muppet Show's Top 10 musical guests

    ​It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! Are you excited? We are. Gosh, we are. We've been breathlessly awaiting this day for what seems like forever. But then, we're nerds like that. You know what today is, right? Why, it's the day that the new Muppets movie hits theaters, ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Return to Forever

    Chick Corea’s breakthrough act is back after nearly three decades.

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    May 29, 2008
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    May 26, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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    February 7, 2008

    Red Holloway Takes Center Stage

    From Sonny Stitt to Jack McDuff, this saxman has played with some of jazz's finest.

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    January 17, 2008

    Getting Jazzed

    The renowned Jerry González sounds off.

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    January 7, 2008
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    September 20, 2007
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    November 10, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of November 10, 2005

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    July 1, 2004

    Double Treat

    Lectures on Unrelated Topics fire up listeners' brains

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    In Da Club

    Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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    May 6, 2004

    Go Getters

    Just because the Go hails from Detroit doesn't mean it's stuck in the garage.

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    December 18, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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    October 30, 2003

    Neat Beats

    Latin jazz gets its due in a Smithsonian exhibition

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    August 7, 2003

    Madlib

    Shades of Blue (Blue Note)

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    October 31, 2002

    Hit Pick

    Billy Tolles

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    May 16, 2002

    Round the Corner

    Colorado's jazz artists stand up against their big-city counterparts.

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    January 17, 2002

    Taking Flight

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

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    January 10, 2002

    Our Town

    From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.

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    March 1, 2001

    Hit Pick

    David Booker and the Swingtette

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    February 15, 2001

    Beyond Burns

    A look at screen gems from the Denver Jazz on Film Festival.

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    December 21, 2000

    City Sounds

    A look at local recordings.

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    February 17, 2000

    Turkish Delight

    Bandleader Sam Bivens brings six decades of jazz history to Turk's Supper Club.

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    July 1, 1999

    Songs of the Century

    Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.

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    July 1, 1999

    Sound Mind

    Plumbing the depths of Ron Bucknam's solo subversion.

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    July 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 30 - August 5, 1998

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    July 23, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    December 25, 1997
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    May 29, 1997
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    April 25, 1996
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    September 13, 1995
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    May 17, 1995
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    May 10, 1995
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    March 29, 1995
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    July 13, 1994
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    March 9, 1994
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