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 >>
The sixth annual round of the USA Fellowship grants -- fifty awards of $50,000 each -- were announced last night in Los Angeles, and exactly one went to a Colorado artist: Michelle Ellsworth of Boulder, for her work in the field of dance. Ellsworth has an MFA in dance from the University of ... More >>
By now you've heard about the loss of Keith "Keithy E" Elam, aka Guru, who passed away yesterday. If you're reading this right now, you're probably grappling with the tremendous loss of Guru and reflecting on the monumental impact he had on rap music -- despite the fact that he never really ... More >>
Like the masters he learned from, this alto-saxman likes to fly by the seat of his pants.
He's played with the best, and now he's one of the best.
Locals Only: It’s been about a year since former executive director of the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Apostle, aka Jeff Campbell, left Colorado to focus solely on his music career with his group Heavyweight Dub Champions. But the impact the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition had in the late '90’s and e ... More >>
Saturday, July 21, the Oriental Theater, 303-455-2124.
Shades of Blue (Blue Note)
A generation of Denver jazz stars has one thing in common: Neil Bridge.
No Room for Squares(Blue Note)
The Turnaround(Blue Note)
Scene & Heard
How David Winsett, aka DJ Swingsett, went from being a Colorado DJ to a New York illbient pioneer.
PEOPLE SWEAR BY--AND AT--HIP-HOP'S OUTSPOKEN, UNDISPUTED GURU.
UNMASKING THE TWO BRITISH MASTERMINDS BEHIND THE JAZZ-RAP SENSATION US3.
The Velvet Underground, Big Star, Guru, The Drop Nineteens