Tyler Gilmore helped launch Dazzle Recordings while he was Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge's music director, and since releasing the debut of his seventeen-piece jazz ensemble, Ninth & Lincoln, in late 2007, the label has gone on to put out a number of albums by local jazz artists. Gilmore is now studying at the New England Conservatory, and saxophonist and educator Josh Quinlan heads up the label. In order to showcase close to twenty artists, the restaurant and lounge is hosting a two-day Dazzle Recordings Artist Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, including the Greg Harris Vibe Quintet, Carmen Sandem, Peter Sommer and the Josh Quinlan "Mountain Time Standards" Quintet. Check out the full lineup and purchase tickets ($20 for one day or $35 for two-day passes) here and here.
While you can find sound samples of some of the folks playing at the festival on the Dazzle Recordings site, here's a look at the video for the Greg Harris Vibe Quintet's album Glass Gold:
Follow Backbeat on Twitter: @westword_music
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.