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    May 7, 2014

    Nels Cline on why he fronts a jazz band in addition to playing for Wilco

    Guitarist wiz Nels Cline says he used to envy people who could stick to one genre, like musicians who'd say, "All I do is play swing, or all I do is play bluegrass, or all I do is play prepared guitar." But for Cline, due tonight at Dazzle, focusing on one style has never really been his bag. His fa ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... 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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    September 17, 2012

    John Abercrombie on how even jazz players are feeling the brunt effects of the down economy

    As a teenager in the early '60s, guitarist John Abercrombie had some key recordings that helped shape his musical focus, including Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, John Coltrane's Crescent, Sonny Rollins's The Bridge, Ornette Coleman's This Is Our Music and Bill Evans's Interplay. On Abercrombie's latest ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    R.I.P. Jerry Krantz, owner of El Chapultepec

    Update (6/1/12): We've received word that services for Jerry Krantz will be held next week on Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 4200 Federal Boulevard, followed by an interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. in area "B." Jerry Krantz's full obituar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    R.I.P. Creighton Holley

    ​Some sad news to report today: We've received word that bluesman Creighton Holley passed away yesterday. The news is devastating to the scene, in general, but particularly for the blues community, which is still grieving the loss of John-Alex Mason, who passed away this past fall at the tragi ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011



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    November 18, 2008

    This Just In 11/20-12/3

    John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008
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    February 22, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    January 4, 2007
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    August 31, 2006

    All That Jazz

    Gerald Albright is one smooth operator.

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 15, 2006

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Leon Russell

    Wednesday, May 31, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Taking Life by the Horn

    Trombone in hand, Darren Kramer slides into the big leagues.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Voyage Out

    Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the “devil's music” with her own world-class style.

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    The Kids Are All Right

    A weekly jam session designed for young players encourages a rock of ages.

  • Film

    June 15, 2000

    Draw, Partner

    Titan A.E. displays a state of suspended animation.

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Who Stole Denver Burglar Alarm?

    Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.

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    September 21, 1994
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    July 20, 1994
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    July 13, 1994