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Graphite Addiction

Graphite Addiction is a listening experience that shouldn’t be missed. With an eclectic mix of world rhythms, jazz harmonies, and melodic hooks this trio provides something for every listener. Bassist/vocalist Tim Carmichael, guitarist Vic Dillahay, and percussionist Pete Ehrmann skillfully craft original music that will have you grooving and wanting more!

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Denver Comes Alive 2020

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Oteil & Friends / Poppa Funk and the Night Tripper / Ghost Live / Star Kitchen Mission Ballroom Denver Comes Alive Denver, CO January 31, 2020 The first European settlers arrived in the Denver area in 1858. Since then, it's been (nearly) non-stop growth flooding the plains with humanity and ...

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Vic Dillahay

Vic Dillahay is a Colorado-based jazz guitarist, composer, and educator. He is best known as a founding member of the world fusion trio Graphite Addiction. A restless musical explorer, Dillahay has also played with a number of other groups including Celtic rockers Indigent Row, the acoustic folk ensemble Aspen Street, and the traditional swing group The Pete and Vic Duo. He founded the Curious Automata record label in 2013. Vic’s recent solo albums explore the rich history of American music with free-roving jazz and rock-tinged improvisations.

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Ben Sidran at Dazzle

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Ben Sidran Dazzle Denver, CO October 23, 2019 Ben Sidran is a quadruple threat. Many great musicians claim the trifecta of vocals, instrumental chops and songwriting. Sidran has all those. On top of all that, Sidran adds philosophizing. Or maybe it's storytelling. Or maybe both of those things. Wednesday night, Sidran ...

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: Coloradojazz.org, 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. www.coloradojazz.org

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King Crimson at Paramount Theatre

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King Crimson Paramount Theatre Denver, CO September 8, 2019 Every band should have three drummers. No, wait, every band needs three drummers. King Crimson proved that Sunday night with, not just three drummers, but three drummers right up front. Well, maybe two and half drummers; drummer Jeremy Stacey spent ...

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Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward at Dazzle

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Charlie Hunter/Lucy Woodward Dazzle Denver, CO August 2, 2019 Is it possible to trace Charlie Hunter's musical evolution by the number of strings on his guitar? Back when he hit the scene in the early '90s, he played a massive 8 string guitar. (Although he was on seven string guitar for ...

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Alicia Olatuja at Dazzle

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Alicia Olatuja Dazzle Denver, CO July 25, 2019 If Alicia Olatuja wasn't a singer, she could probably be a counselor. As it is, she's a counselor to the songs she sings. She develops personal relationships with them. It seems that she spends hours with them on the couch intently listening to ...

Good Vibes, Bad Vibes: Jazz in Film

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Several films about jazz depict troubled and vice-ridden musicians, such as Charlie Parker, in Bird, and Chet Baker, in Born to be Blue. I walked out of the latter after twenty minutes of excessive obscenity, graphic vice, and general disgust. These films reinforce the idea that jazz is associated with illegal activities, illicit sex, and generally ...

Dr. Monty Alexander At Dazzle in Denver On May 7-8!

Dr. Monty Alexander At Dazzle in Denver On May 7-8!

Dazzle 1512 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80202 (303) 839-5100 Dr. Monty Alexander: piano JJ Shakur: bass Jason Brown: drums “We had a great run in D.C. at Blues Alley, at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in jny: New York City, at Triple Door in jny: Seattle and at ...


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