The Best Concerts in Denver This Week

Jean-Luc Davis continues his Nocturne residency this week.
Jean-Luc Davis continues his Nocturne residency this week. Marc Dalio
A number of local acts continue their weekly residencies this week, including hip-hop/jazz band ManyColors at Appaloosa Grill. Bassist Jean-Luc Davis puts jazzy spins on ’90s alt-rock tunes, pianist Jack Dunlevie plays music from Oscar Peterson's We Get Requests, and multi-instrumentalist and singer Wes Waktins is at Gerard's Pool Hall. Here's our list of what's happening:

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th Street
ManyColors is a Denver quartet that blends hip-hop and jazz.

Electronic Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 9, 6 p.m.
Black Box, 314 East 13th Avenue
$40-$80 (tables and booths seat four to six people)
The 2021 Residency Battle Winners Showcase features Contra Scandal, Mojo, Rhoptra and Dopel. The show marks the tenth anniversary of Electronic Tuesdays.

Jean-Luc Davis's Alternate Reality Vol. 2
Wednesdays in February, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street

In the second volume of this concept, bassist Jean-Luc Davis goes back to the ’90s and beyond with a well-curated selection of alternative-rock classics reimagined through the jazz and improvisatory lens.

Jack Dunlevie Trio
Thursdays in February and March, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street

Jazz pianist Jack Dunlevie, bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Kevin Matthews explore the music of Oscar Peterson's 1964 album, We Get Requests.

JJ Mazza Quintet
Thursday, February 11
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis Street
Jazz drummer JJ Mazza, who's a junior at the Denver School of the Arts, and his quintet breathe new life into traditional jazz standards. There are a limited number of in-person tickets, and the show will also be livestreamed.

Trampled by Turtles
Thursdays in February, 7 p.m.

Duluth-based bluegrass rock band Trampled by Turtles streams four unique sets from First Avenue in Minneapolis every Thursday in February. A portion of ticket and bundle sales goes to Save Our Stages.

Wes Watkins
Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
Gerard's Pool Hall, 1305 26th Street
Trumpeter, keyboardist and singer Wes Watkins plays very limited-capacity shows on Thursdays.

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