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Kamasi Washington at the Ogden Theatre

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Kamasi Washington
Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO
October 26, 2018

Kamasi Washington is an ambitious guy. His first major label album was a 3-CD release running 173 minutes, The Epic (Brainfeeder, 2015). He followed that up with a mere 6-song release, but most recently came out with yet another 3-CD set ...

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Nik Bartsch's Ronin at Dazzle

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Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Dazzle
Denver, CO
October 24, 2018

“Zen Funk." That's how Nik Bärtsch describes his music. “Zen:" the seeking of true enlightenment, often through meditation. “Funk:" a highly rhythmic, syncopated form of music. Zen Funk, yeah, that's it. The funk ranges from subtle to structural to urgent. The ...

La Cocodrila

Deborah De La Torre, Cuban-American Latin Jazz Pianist Composer https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/LaCocodrila The Crocodile, like the Island it symbolizes, is a strong and surprising creature, a creature that lays low for a while, but violently fights back when cornered and confined. This music sure breaks a few rules and purposely "does it wrong" on some occasions. It's postmodern and disruptive. Crocodiles live in the water and on land at the same time. Being a Miami, Florida native of Cuban and multicultural heritage, my music lives on many hyphens as well. I studied piano with Rosalina Sackstein and composition with Dennis Kam at the University of Miami, FL and founded the university’s student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc

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Gov't Mule at Red Rocks

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Gov't Mule
Red Rocks
Denver, CO
September 14, 2018

Many musicians like to collect instruments. Certainly guitarists collect guitars. Pat Metheny is a case in point. Over the years he has added a synth-guitar as well as the exotic 42 string Pikasso guitar to his recordings and live performances. Not ...

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David Byrne at Red Rocks

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David Byrne
Red Rocks
Denver, CO
August 27, 2018

Popular music is all about what's new. Quality is measured by age. The newest of the new is best and the quality decays quickly. It has a half-life shorter than a modern attention span. (Is there a relationship here?) It may be ...

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International Jazz Composers' Symposium Set for May 16-18, 2019 At The University Of Northern Colorado—Featured Artist Lineup Announced!

International Jazz Composers' Symposium Set for May 16-18, 2019 At The University Of Northern Colorado—Featured Artist Lineup Announced!

The fourth International Jazz Composers' Symposium, co-sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), will be held in the new School of Music facilities at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO from May 16-18, 2019. The Symposium is designed as a forum to bring jazz ...

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Angelique Kidjo/Femi Kuti at Denver Botanic Gardens

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Angelique Kidjo/Femi Kuti
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO
August 9, 2018

There is a Groove Heaven. I have proof. Angelique Kidjo, international world-beat star, recently released a song by song cover of the Talking Heads album Remain in Light (Sire, 1980). Kidjo, from Benin, has been exploring and laying down ...

Teague Bechtel

Teague Bechtel, a guitarist and composer from the Orlando, Florida area, has a varied musical background. Teague is the founder of the independent blues/rock trio The Teague Stefan Band that has toured extensively and recorded two internationally recognized albums of his original compositions, Game of Life (2008) and Hard Eight (2006). Teague now holds his doctorate in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. He returned to school in 2009 after 6 years on the road as a touring blues musician with the goal of advancing his technique on the guitar and learning the advanced harmonies intrinsic to jazz music

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Dixie Dregs at the Boulder Theater

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Dixie Dregs
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO
April 14, 2018

In 1979, the Dixie Dregs came to my hometown, shortly after the release of their album Night of the Living Dregs (Capricorn, 1979). They were the opening act for Pure Prairie League, a country rock band. The Dixie Dregs' set was ...

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Tierney Sutton Band at the Newman Center

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Tierney Sutton Band
Newman Center
Denver, Colorado
January 11, 2018

The Tierney Sutton Band has been known for some time as a unit that takes jazz standards and runs them through its magical musical box and something very, very different emerges. Usually, the results are somewhat recognizable, other times the ...