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Mike Holober

Trained as a classical pianist and conductor, Mike Holober began his apprenticeship as a jazz pianist and composer after moving to New York City in 1986. He has released 5 recordings as a leader and can be heard on over 70 recordings as a sideman. He has also served as a producer and conductor for several recordings. Mike’s projects include “Mike Holober & Balancing Act,” an octet including voice, “The Gotham Jazz Orchestra,” and “The Mike Holober Quintet.” He also regularly performs in duo settings with artists such as trumpeter Marvin Stamm and tenor saxophonist Jason Rigby


Dean Tsur

A native of Israel, Thelonious Monk semifinalist Dean Tsur has become known for his focus on making fun and romantic jazz music as a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master's at The Juilliard School, Dean formed his band, the Saxophone Choir. Dean has performed with jazz legends such as Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis's Young Stars of Jazz, and Billy Kaye's Quartet. He has performed at numerous jazz venues around the world including Red Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, James Moody Jazz Festival, Cayman Arts Festival, Smalls Jazz Club, Jerusalem Jazz Festival

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra is made up of Colorado’s best musicians performing classic big band jazz and modern large jazz ensemble music. The CJRO plays to sold-out houses at concert venues and jazz festivals throughout the area, performing tunes from the libraries of (to name a few) Count Basie, Thad Jones, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, as well as band member composers. The CJRO regularly performs at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, the PACE Center in Parker, CO, the Lakewood Cultural Center, and the Rialto Theater in Loveland, CO. Please visit our website:, to hear clips of the band and sign up for our email list! The CJRO’s debut CD, “Invitation” has been released on Origin Records. Art Bouton , CJRO Director and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, founded the band in 2012 with the mission of performing the best music with the best players.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band

Under the leadership of arranger/ composer/ bandleader/ saxophonist Ed Palermo, the Ed Palermo Big Band has been together since 1980, performing live around New York (NYC’s Iridium, Marlboro’s The Falcon) and at US and international jazz (and Zappa!) festivals, and recording albums to the delight of fans and critics worldwide. Composed of top-notch jazz musicians, the tightly-honed big band performs Palermo’s extraordinary arrangements, which combine music from the worlds of rock, pop and blues (Frank Zappa, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield, The Beatles) alongside jazz (Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Mile Davis) and Palermo originals


Marie Goudy

A native of Toronto, trumpet player/vocalist Marie Goudy started her professional career at the age of sixteen. By the age of nineteen, she had already played with many notable musicians including Benny Golson, Cleo Laine and Maria Schneider. Since then she has performed with Michael Buble, Donny McCaslin, and many others. She graduated from the University of Toronto's Masters in Jazz Performance program in 2017. She has made her mark on the Toronto music scene playing jazz, funk, mariachi, folk and Latin music, and was a featured soloist in the 2018 SOCAN Awards. Marie has played on three JUNO-nominated albums with folk-funk singer/songwriter Alysha Brilla and toured to France, Chile, Yellowknife, and Singapore with that group. Marie currently leads the Marie Goudy 12tet, a large jazz ensemble that is quickly rising through the Toronto jazz ranks


Judy Chamberlain

New York City native Judy Chamberlain began singing professionally at the age of 13, shuttling between Manhattan and Coastal Connecticut to work with and learn from musicians who had honed their skills during the early days of jazz, swing and rock n’ roll. Moving to California in 1980, she brought the spirit of dinner dances at The Plaza Hotel along with her. During a three-decade career on the West Coast she led her all-star band, produced offsite concerts for Pacific Public Radio’s K-JAZZ FM and was a busy music director who put top talent into legendary Southern California hotels, jazz clubs and restaurants