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    January 2, 2014

    The best jazz shows in Denver in January

    THURS | CHICK COREA & BELA FLECK at NEWMAN CENTER | 1/16/14 Over the last five decades, the virtuosic pianist Chick Corea has delved into quite a few variations of jazz, as well as classical, and on his latest effort, The Vigil, he's reinvented himself again. His new band, also called the Vigil, is ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    The best jazz shows in December

    SUN | MILE HIGH SPIRITS JAZZ FEST at MILE HIGH SPIRITS | 12/8/13 Mile High Spirits and the Gift of Jazz have teamed up to put on this free daylong festival, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 10: 30 p.m. Each of the six local acts on the bill will be paying tribute to other artists: A Denve ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 12, 2013

    The ten best trumpeters of all time

    Like sax players, any discussion of the best trumpeters is likely to involve some of the same names. And that's not happenstance. It's because the playing of those greats is so distinctive, prodigious and influential that it truly stands out among countless other horn players. Keep reading for a run ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this June

    TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER @ DAZZLE | WED, 6/5 Last month marked the 25th anniversary of legendary trumpeter Chet Baker's death after falling out of a hotel room window in Amsterdam. So in honor of Baker's life, local trumpeter Justin Peterson is presenting a new concert series, "I Miss You, Chet," in wh ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    September 14, 2012

    How Cleo Parker Robinson conquered her fear of skiing and other confessions

    Cleo Parker Robinson is a Denver institution. Her dance company is now in its fifth decade, and tonight will perform the long-forgotten Southland, which Katherine Dunham had danced more than sixty years ago. This production should be a real revelation, but when we spoke with Cleo about the dance, ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    May 29, 2008

    Return to Forever

    Chick Corea’s breakthrough act is back after nearly three decades.

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    O'Day in the Life

    Discover jazz singer Anita O'Day in an entertaining documentary.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Gentle Giant

    After years with Sonia Dada, Paris Delane is happy to be on his own.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    A Gumper Stumper

    So you think you know hockey, eh? Here's a quiz to see if you Av half a brain.

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Taking Flight

    Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Voyage Out

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

  • 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

    April 5, 2001

    Bringing in the Reeves

    With her own star on the rise, Dianne Reeves honors Sarah Vaughan in a rare hometown concert.

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    The RH Factor

    Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.

  • Music

    February 1, 2001


    Felt Mountain (Mute)

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Lady Sang the Blues

    Monica Janzen had a great voice, a solid band and a new record. She also had breast cancer.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best chanteuse

    Mary Ann Moore

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    June 18, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    November 20, 1997
  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Giving Until It Hurts

    Great musical moments in Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon history.