One of the finest blues players to come of out of these parts, Otis Taylor has won blues album of the year awards fromDownbeat
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for four of his albums, and he's jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and many other legendary players. Over the years, he's mastered a sparse and hypnotic style he calls "trance blues."
This Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Boulder Outlook Hotel, Taylor will give workshop on trance blues and give musicians, singers or writers a rare chance to learn his take on how music is created. Following the workshop, there's a live jam with Taylor and the students from 6 to 7 p.m. While the jam is free and open to public, the workshop is $40 (seats can be reserved by calling 303-443-3322, extension 0).
Taylor will also be at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge for a three-night New Year's stint from December 31 to January 2. The New Year's Eve gala ($30 per person/$70 per couple) also features SuperCollider, a three-course meal, party favors and champagne at midnight.