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Wynton Marsalis

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    January 16, 2014

    Backbeat's 2014 Colorado bucket list: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... 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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    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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    June 28, 2012
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    December 15, 2011

    Boxcar

    Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    December 15, 2011

    Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson on working with Wynton Marsalis and new group Boxcar

    ​When he branched out on his own after more than two decades of working with Wynton Marsalis -- both in his septet and as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra -- alto sax player Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson had more time to work with his own group as well as the brand-new quartet Boxca ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, a show at the Paramount Theatre featuring Puscifer was announced, along with a Kulwicki Twins Foundation benefit at the Bluebird Theater in January being headlined by Mudhoney and The Fluid. On local radio specialty ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Chris Combs on Race Riot Suite, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's forthcoming new album

    ​Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (due at Dazzle tomorrow and Thursday) has just made an important record. Just how important remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: When this quartet of proud Oklahomans turns its attention to one of its state's most shameful events, the musical results are elect ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Jazz Aspen Snowmass announces line-up

    Wynton Marsalis​Jazz Aspen Snowmass, which has been going strong for the last two decades, announced the line-up for its twenty-first season. The June Festival's headliners include Sheryl Crow (June 25) and Jennifer Hudson (June 26). Raul Midon, Richard Bona and Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingst ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on-sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Junip shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Trombone Shorty on Backatown, growing up in New Orleans and touring with Lenny Kravitz

    ​ A year before Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) scored a number jazz album with his major label debut, he was already sparring with lions. Just check out the eight-minute YouTube clip of the young Shorty trading trumpet licks with Wynton Marsalis at the House of the Blues in New Orleans.

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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    What do you know? Looks like Beck's still got some gas left in the tank after all these years. It's hard to say what's more stunning, the fact that the old boy's still selling records, or seeing who he outsold this week at Twist & Shout to garner the top slot on their best seller list.

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Donald Harrison Quartet

    Like his mentor Art Blakey, this saxman is helping jump-start the careers of younger players.

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    December 17, 2007
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    November 28, 2007

    Last Night: Ron Miles and Bill Frisell

    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 >>

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    March 24, 2005
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    November 11, 2004
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    July 8, 2004

    Soul Survivors

    The Soul of John Black gets by with a little help from its friends.

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    April 15, 2004
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    October 9, 2003
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    September 4, 2003

    Season's Greetings

    The CSO hits the ground running.

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    May 8, 2003

    High Desert Cowboy

    Mark Merryman keeps it real in the face of conspicuous Californication.

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    January 2, 2003

    Worth the Weight

    This gym is an emotional rec.

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Vital Organs

    Pat Bianchi prepares to meet his master, Joey DeFrancesco, for a night of dueling B-3 beauty.

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Nobody Does It Better

    Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Bumpa Crop

    From Moroccan-flavored psycho-trance to furious superfunk, Critters Buggin cross space and time zones with their music.

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    July 19, 2001

    Out of the Blue

    The Blue Noise Band's brilliant amalgam of sounds may make jazz purists see red.

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    July 5, 2001

    The Musings of Miles

    Almost ten years after his death, jazz fans remain fascinated by the man who gave birth to cool.

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    May 24, 2001

    Ripple Effect

    Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.

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    April 5, 2001

    Bringing in the Reeves

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

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    October 26, 2000

    Bass Instincts

    Dave Holland's jazz cuts to the heart of the matter.

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    December 23, 1999

    Daniel Barenboim and Guests

    Tribute to Ellington
    (Teldec)

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Wynton Marsalis

    My Jelly Lord: Standard Time Vol. Six
    (Columbia/Sony Classical)

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    April 15, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 15-21, 1999

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    March 25, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 25 - 31, 1999

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    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

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    January 21, 1999

    The World According to Herbie

    Six new releases paint an intriguing picture of jazz chameleon Herbie Hancock.

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Getting Bolder

    The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.

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    July 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 30 - August 5, 1998

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    July 10, 1997

    Blood Sport

    Wynton Marsalis set out to make a masterpiece. Fatal mistake.

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    September 12, 1996
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    August 23, 1995

    WARNING: BAD AIR AHEAD

    NPR, IN A SLASH-AND-BURN MODE, CUTS E-TOWN ADRIFT.

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    August 9, 1995
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    July 19, 1995
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    February 22, 1995
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    January 4, 1995
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    October 19, 1994
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