Chase Those Blues Away

Reyna Von Vett is known around these parts for her alter ego, Cora Vette, who gets naughty at Bender's Tavern on Thursday nights with her Black Box Burlesque shows. "But it's sort of good that I split my personality," Von Vett notes. "Reyna Von Vett is the one you're free to take outside in public."

And that's who will be singing at 2 p.m. today at the Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, in For Your Winter Blues. "It's kind of fun," Von Vett says, "because it's in Schlessman Hall, where they do the fashion shows. They set up a bunch of chairs — and because it's Saturday afternoon, I've got access to the best players in town, because they're not booked." Her last concert featured Jeff Jenkins on piano, Ian Hutchinson on bass/guitar and Bill Larson on drums, and "I think they're all coming back," Von Vett notes. "I always like to put together shows because of my theater background. This one's going to be ’50s-era jazz and some Rosemary Clooney, 'Mambo Italiano' fun stuff. I have to kind of contain myself, because there are people reading. But you'd be surprised how many people peek out to see what's going on."

For Your Winter Blues is free; visit for information.
Sat., March 6, 2 p.m., 2010

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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