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Pat Metheny

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    April 28, 2014

    The complete Arvada Center Summer Stage 2014 lineup

    Last month, we brought you the news that Swallow Hill Music would be booking this year's summer concert series at the Arvada Center. That partnership becomes much clearer this morning with the full lineup announcement -- in addition to previously announced artists including Judy Collins and Don McLe ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Arvada Center partners with Swallow Hill for 2014 summer concert series

    It's not so tough to spot the link between the Arvada Center's 2014 recently announced concert series and Swallow Hill Music, who partnered with them to construct the lineup. The series owes a lot to the music school's deep roots in folk music -- performances by Don McLean and Judy Collins are testa ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Flux Pavilion, Brantley Gilbert, tickets this weekend

    Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... 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 24, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Third Eye Blind, Big K.R.I.T, Big Freedia, Lissie

    Third Eye Blind is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 6. Tickets ($30) go on sale this Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local r ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best jazz guitarists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the pianists and we'll soon be taking a look bassists and drummers, today we focus on the six-stringers. ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this May

    FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL @ FIVE POINTS | SAT, 5/11/13 Since starting a decade ago, the Five Points Jazz Festival has been celebrating the music, culture and history of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood by highlighting local jazz acts. Acts on the main stage of this year's festival include ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    CHUCK RAGAN @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 4/13/13 Chuck Ragan first made his mark as the frontman of Hot Water Music, one of the more highly influential punk acts to emerge in the '90s. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the tim ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    5. IMPROVISED ROOTS #4 @ DAZZLE | FRI & SAT, 3/15-3/16 While Greg Garrison plays bass for local bluegrass act Leftover Salmon, he also knows his way around jazz changes. With his Improvised Roots series, he brings the two worlds together with roots music. The previous two shows in his Improvised Roo ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Jon Wirtz

    Tourist
    Self-released

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    April 27, 2012

    Scott O'Neil "shuffles" genres at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra tonight

    Banking on a "shuffle generation" that will listen to anything that's good, Colorado Symphony Orchestra resident conductor Scott O'Neil is shooting to shuffle preconceptions of classical music tonight...and attract a new audience that will keep coming back for more. And so "Shuffle" features O'Neil' ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple among new shows, Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj top sellers

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows from the Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple and more were announced; Musketeer Gripweed, Hot Robots, and Broken Tongues got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj, the Shins a ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    August 18, 2011

    Paul Musso

    Tonescapes
    Self-released

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    May 5, 2011

    Ninth and Lincoln with Cuong Vu

    Static Line
    Dazzle Recordings

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    February 17, 2011

    Carmen Sandim Sextet

    Brand New
    Dazzle Recordings

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    April 29, 2010

    Pat Metheny

    Wednesday, May 5, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.

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    April 29, 2010

    Pat Metheny talks about going solo with his Orchestrion project

    With his latest album, Orchestrion, Pat Metheny takes the player piano concept to a completely different level, putting a new spin on what could be considered a "solo" project in the process. He's backed by an ensemble of acoustic instruments (several pianos, drum kit, marimbas, "guitar-bots," doz ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Q&A with Cuong Vu of Speak

    G. Sand Photography Studios​ Forward-thinking trumpeter Cuong Vu has performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson and David Bowie. He's toured the world and released four albums under his own name. After a stint in New York, Vu moved back to the Northwest, where he is now assistan ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Moving Units: Sade top seller at local stores

    ​Soldier of Love, Sade's first album in a decade, grabbed the top spots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout, while coming in at second at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 14. Yeasayer's Odd Blood, released last week on Secretly Canadian, and Spoon's Transference, which came ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    December 8, 2009

    This Just In: Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard, Michael Buble, Nick Jonas shows announced

    ​While recording songs for Jim Sampas' documentary about Jack Kerouac, Son Volt's Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard realized they both shared an affinity for the famed Beat writer. After recording songs for the film, the pair continued to work on songs using words from Kerouac' ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Kurt Elling, Eliane Elias headline JazzFest Denver this weekend

    Kurt Elling and Eliane Elias, both Grammy-nominated vocalists, headline this year's JazzFest Denver at Dazzle this weekend. Elling's warm baritone can stretch over four octaves and he honed his chops by listening to Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks and other crooners before him. The guy's a mad scatter, a ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Over the weekend: Charlie Hunter at the Oriental

    Photo: Ned RadinskyCharlie Hunter Quartet February 27, 2009 The Oriental TheaterBetter Than: Hunting through your receipts for itemized deductibles for your tax check. Which is what I should have been doing. Over the past few decades, Charlie Hunter has become an icon among bass players, guitaris ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Aaron Parks Quartet

    Friday, October 24, Dazzle, 303-831-5100.

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    July 24, 2008

    Spontaneity Is the Spice of Life for Kenny Garrett

    Like the masters he learned from, this alto-saxman likes to fly by the seat of his pants.

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    March 20, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    September 10, 2007

    This Weekend: Jerry Hahn, Paul Romaine, Jeff Jenkins and Peter Huffaker @ Dazzle

    Jerry Hahn, Paul Romaine, Jeff Jenkins and Peter Huffaker Saturday, September 8, 2007 Dazzle Better than: Seeing Hahn solo Eleven years ago, jazz guitarist Jerry Hahn had a regular gig at Denver’s Trio Enoteca with drummer Paul Romaine and pianist Jeff Jenkins. Last Saturday the guitarist, who no ... More >>

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    May 17, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    March 8, 2007

    Kurt Elling

    Wednesday, March 14, Soiled Dove, 303-366-0007.

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    October 5, 2006

    Jack of All Trades

    Jack DeJohnette promotes drumming diversity.

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    March 3, 2005

    Jazz Rejuvenation

    The Mingus Big Band follows in the legend's footsteps.

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    November 11, 2004

    Heart of Glass

    What's old is new with the Bang on a Can All-Stars

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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 22, 1998
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    September 25, 1997
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    April 24, 1997
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    April 4, 1996
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    January 10, 1996
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    October 4, 1995
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    July 19, 1995
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    April 26, 1995
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    December 28, 1994

    SO FINE

    THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.

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    May 18, 1994
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