Lionel Hampton

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Why 4/20 is the absolute worst day of the year in Colorado

    This Sunday thousands of ganja enthusiasts will gather in Denver's Civic Center for what has become an annual rite of spring, the embrace of cannabis culture at 4:20 on 4/20. But this weekend also marks the peculiar collision of several more somber anniversaries, commemorating some of the worst days ... 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

    August 17, 2010

    Rush levels Red Rocks with three-hours of power and precision

    ​ RUSH 8.16.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheater It's taken more than three decades for Rush to refine its approach to stadium rock, and the long gestation process has paid off. The Canadian trio's three-hour set at Red Rocks Monday night showed just how carefully the band has constructed its approac ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008

    The Jeff Hamilton Trio

    Friday, December 12, and Saturday, December 13, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Red Holloway Takes Center Stage

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

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Richie Cole

    Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of November 10, 2005

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • 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 9, 2000

    Orchestral Maneuvers in the Works

    The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 1999
  • Calendar

    November 12, 1998
  • Music

    December 11, 1997

    Music for the Holidaze

    Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.

  • Culture

    February 27, 1997
  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Rock's Roles

    Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.

  • Calendar

    April 20, 1994