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News: Recording

Gary Meyers Releases His Original Flamenco Album 'Desperado’s Shade'

Gary Meyers Releases His Original Flamenco Album 'Desperado’s Shade'

Gary Meyers, the rising flamenco guitarist and performer just released his album Desperado’s Shade, an original collection of flamenco based songs with world music and Spanish rumba stylings weaved into the music. As a self taught guitarist, Gary started playing classic rock riffs at the age of 14. When he heard a rhumba in 2002, he ...

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News: Recording

David Bernot: Up And Coming Saxophonist Delivers Promising Debut Album

Now more than ever, people are ready to break the mundane cycles we endure everyday. Whether it be long hours at work, school, trying to take care of our bodies, or signing into zoom for the fifth time today, these stresses cause even the strongest willed individuals to fear waking up wondering “what was it all ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Live Review

Veronica Swift at the Newman Center

Read "Veronica Swift at the Newman Center" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Veronica Swift Newman Center Denver, CO November 19, 2021 I don't know about you, but I love to watch pigeonholes explode. Not with pigeons in them of course, that would be too messy. No, the fun stuff is when those small boxes that the human mind loves to construct turn out ...

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Article: Live Review

Pat Metheny Side Eye at the Paramount Theatre

Read "Pat Metheny Side Eye at the Paramount Theatre" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Pat Metheny Side Eye Paramount Theatre Denver, CO October 9, 2021 Forrest Gump said life is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you'll get until you dive in. Pat Metheny is like that. His most popular confection, The Pat Metheny Group, could always be counted on for a sweet, ...

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News: Event

2021 Songbird Vocal Jazz Fest

2021 Songbird Vocal Jazz Fest

The SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest is an all-day event in Colorado, focusing on vocal jazz performance and jazz singing education. This event includes workshops, a showcase concert for festival participants, and both a daytime master class plus an evening concert presented by our featured jazz vocalist and clinician. The SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest workshops are designed ...

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Joel Klein

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Resume’ Joel Klein Drums Education and Experience I have played drums for over 50 years and was on the road for over 10 years. I have played with all style and size bands from duos to big bands to show bands to symphonic bands. I play and teach all styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Country, dance, orchestra, and ethnic rhythms. I studied drums in New York City with Sam Ulano for many years. The method I teach is Sam Ulano’s drum method along with my own innovations. This method teaches you to be able to master the drum and drum set to play in any situation including orchestra, concert band, and marching band

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News: Radio

DDCF Launches Jazz Media Lab with Five Leaders in Jazz Radio

DDCF Launches Jazz Media Lab with Five Leaders in Jazz Radio

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced the launch of the Jazz Media Lab, through which some of the country’s most dynamic and forward-thinking nonprofit jazz radio stations will receive more than $1.3 million to participate in a program aimed at bolstering their individual strength and collective resilience as essential players in the jazz ecosystem. ...

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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

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Article: Opinion

On Missing Live Jazz

Read "On Missing Live Jazz" reviewed by Douglas Groothuis


This pandemic has snatched much from us through its reign of disease and death. We have lost family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances to COVID-19. Millions have lost jobs or fear losing them. By all accounts, the whole thing stinks. We try to cling to what remains, and we hope and pray for restoration. How ...


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