Two of the best jazz musicians Denver has ever produced, cornetist Ron Miles and guitarist Bill Frisell, are sitting across from each other at a table in the back corner of Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge's showroom in mid-September. Last night, they both played here with guitarist Dale Bruning, Frisel ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Regis University's Concert for a Cause series is dishing up a whopper tonight, all in the name of the Eating Disorder Foundation, which will benefit from performances by more than twenty acts, including professionals and students alike. Organized by student Zoe Vlastos, a psychology major who turns ... More >>
Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
Another great batch of shows this week. As always, there is a ton of variety for the music lover in you. Whether you're seeking EDM, jazz, metal, indie or country, there are at least ten reasons to stay up late this week and get down like there's no tomorrow. We've got all of the shows listed in our ... More >>
While January had some stellar shows like Joe Lovano Us Five, February is poised to be an utterly fantastic month for jazz in the Mile High City, especially with shows like the Ron Miles Trio featuring Brian Blade and Bill Frisell at Dazzle, plus dates from Fred Hersch Trio, Kurt Elling, Kurt Rosenw ... More >>
Like fans of pretty much every other genre in this town, the jazz connoisseurs here are spoiled with a steady stream of great shows. In the past few months, we've been treated to shows from the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter, the Bad Plus, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Keith Oxman and David Torn, am ... More >>
See Also: Chris Daniels is back after a harrowing battle with illness Q&A with Slipknot's Clown Q&A with Julie Libassi of the Raven & the Writing Desk Q&A with JT Nolan of Beats Noir! Q&A with Zoe Jakes and David Satori of Beats Antique Welcome to the weekend! A parade of longtime local favorite ... More >>
The record-breaking heat Colorado is experiencing are effecting everyone this season, but Mission Supports founder Arnie Swenson really sees it in his clients. As head of a non-profit that supports adults with intellectual and mental disabilities, Swenson knows the stress that many of these people a ... More >>
Colin Stranahan (due with Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato at Dazzle for the Westword Music Showcase tomorrow and on Sunday, June 24) isn't comfortable with labels. Since launching his professional career as a jazz musician at the age of seventeen, Stranahan has earned critical acclaim and professional kudo ... More >>
Kate LevyCheck out the slideshow for more pics from last night. Whoo boy! What a time we had last night. Every year, I'm always so energized after hosting the awards ceremony -- not to mention hungover (more on that in a minute). As I mentioned last night (numerous times, apparently), I'm re ... More >>
Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>
Since studying music at the University of Colorado and moving to Brooklyn after living in the area for a decade, keyboardist Erik Deutsch has gone on to play with Norah Jones, Trevor Dunn, Erin McKeown and, more recently, finished a three-year stint with Charlie Hunter. Prior to that, while living i ... More >>
While Charlie Hunter has visited these parts many times with his trio, he usually plays bigger venues like the Bluebird and the Boulder Theater. What makes this pair of dates tonight and tomorrow night with the Ron Miles Group so special is that they're playing at the very intimate Dazzle Rest ... More >>
To call the talented alumni of DU's Lamont School of Music merely "distinguished" seems conservative at times. And that's a fine reason to make tracks for tonight's Lamont Distinguished Alumni Series concert, particularly if you're a fan of well-played jazz and don't often get to hear it performed w ... More >>
The Bottesini Project, the completely improv project spearheaded by Creative Music Works' Paul Riola, is taking its unique show on the road. Riola is taking the concept -- spontaneous compositions created by like-minded musicians in a formal jam context -- to San Francisco on Friday, May 15, at the ... More >>
Ron Miles and Bill Frisell November 27, 2007 Old Main Theater, CU-Boulder Better than: Seeing these guys in New York There was a guy sitting behind me who’d just come in after the first set was over, and he was on his cell phone trying to convince his buddy to come and see guitarist Bill Frisell ... More >>
Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Dazzle Better than: Hot sex on a wedding night. After Willie Houston & the Blues Prowlers heated things up at Dazzle, Tempa & the Tantrums raised the temperature a notch and man, the girl got the room cooking. While Dazzle’s usually ... More >>
Tuesday, January 17, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
The Fred Hess Quartet
All I need is the air that I breathe.
Laughing Barrel (Sterling Circle)
Colorado's jazz artists stand up against their big-city counterparts.
Almost ten years after his death, jazz fans remain fascinated by the man who gave birth to cool.
Boulder Creative Music Ensemble
Ron Miles Trio
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.
Begin 1997 with the ten best Colorado CDs of 1996.
DENVER NATIVE BILL FRISELL RETURNS FOR AN EXCURSION INTO COLORADO JAZZ.