Freddy Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    El Chapultepec kicks off week-long 80th anniversary celebration next month

    While there are rumors that El Chapultepec was operating as a speakeasy during prohibition, it legally opened in at the end of prohibition in 1933. Over the last eight decades, the infamous jazz and blues club has hosted a number of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and Eddie Harris, a ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Colorado this month

    While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassists Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    R.I.P. singer James Van Buren

    Local jazz and blues vocalist James Van Buren passed away yesterday. He was 77. Mark Diamond, Freddy Rodriguez, Paul Romaine, Doug Roche and others were scheduled to perform tonight a benefit show tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom for Van Buren's day-to-day living expenses medical expenses, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Immigration: 89% of workers at Wildcat Dairy not authorized to work in United States

    ​There's no shortage of irony in news about a large immigration-related bust at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy A whopping 89 percent of staffers there were not authorized to work in the U.S. -- but only the employees have been charged with a crime, while the business owner is being credited wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Freddy Rodriguez Sr. & the Jazz Connection at El Chapultepec

    Freddy Rodriguez Sr. and the Jazz ConnectionWednesday, November 26, 2008El ChapultepecBetter than: Celebrating Thanksgiving Eve with critical in-laws.Atmosphere makes a difference.I've attended countless shows where the skill and power of a performer has failed to make up for obnoxious concertgoers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    The blog shortcut, November 28 edition

      Today in Backbeat online: Gregory Alan Isakov is working on a new album. We play Christmas on Mars: the video game. Last night's Freddy Rodriguez Sr. and the Jazz Connection show. Today in Cafe Society: The Veggie Girl is MAD for Greens. The rise of the great red beet. Beer and more beer. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008
  • Film

    August 14, 2008
  • Film

    April 10, 2008

    Street Kings

    Boys will be boys in Street Kings' shallow look at dirty police.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Best of Westword Winners From 1988

    In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2007
  • Film

    April 5, 2007


    Rodriguez and Tarantino overcome nostalgia in their cut-and-run mash note to film’s guilty pleasures.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 15, 2007
  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    All Wet

    M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water.

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    House of Blues

    Musician D. Minor must stay behind bars until he agrees to get a new job.

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    O Father, Where Art Thou?

    Freddy Rodriguez Sr. has spent decades in Denver's jazz scene. These days his favorite partner is his son.

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Upon Closer Review

    A look at a springtime bouquet of local releases.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Turkish Delight

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

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 18 - 24, 1998

  • News

    May 14, 1998
  • Music

    September 19, 1996
  • News

    June 28, 1995