Dazzle Jazz Archive

  • Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. McPherson will give two performances per days at Dazzle Jazz on Saturday and Sunday.  Don’t miss this legend of jazz!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Charles McPherson – Dazzle Jazz – Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th

    Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. McPherson will give two performances per days at Dazzle Jazz on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss this legend of jazz!

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  • DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st Dazzle Jazz Tickets: $30 Purchase Here Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, […]

    Legend Of The B3 Organ Dr. Lonnie Smith Comes To Denver

    DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st Dazzle Jazz Tickets: $30 Purchase Here Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, […]

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  • MATT SKELLENGER GROUP Saturday, March 21st Dazzle Jazz Tickets: $12 Purchase Here Electric bassist Matt Skellenger, has always been an exception to the rules. By […]

    Matt Skellenger Group To Play Dazzle Jazz

    MATT SKELLENGER GROUP Saturday, March 21st Dazzle Jazz Tickets: $12 Purchase Here Electric bassist Matt Skellenger, has always been an exception to the rules. By […]

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  • MATT SKELLENGER GROUP Thursday and Friday – November 20th and 21st Dazzle Jazz Restaurant & Lounge Tickets: $10 Purchase Tickets Here: Thursday November 20th Friday […]

    Matt Skellenger Group Celebrates The Release of Third Album

    MATT SKELLENGER GROUP Thursday and Friday – November 20th and 21st Dazzle Jazz Restaurant & Lounge Tickets: $10 Purchase Tickets Here: Thursday November 20th Friday […]

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  • Music is all about connectivity.  It is nothing short of miraculous how human beings called musicians create vibrations that mingle together to forge cohesive (or dissonant) sounds that then float through space and time to find the ears of other human beings who in turn interpret what they hear through words, dance, and visual mediums creating a web of interconnected thoughts and ideas that spread out into the universe infinitely.

    The Language That Binds Us All: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Mike Dillon Band

    Music is all about connectivity. It is nothing short of miraculous how human beings called musicians create vibrations that mingle together to forge cohesive (or dissonant) sounds that then float through space and time to find the ears of other human beings who in turn interpret what they hear through words, dance, and visual mediums creating a web of interconnected thoughts and ideas that spread out into the universe infinitely.

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  • Matt Skellenger, one of Denver's most talented musicians, has returned with his third album, 'The Owls Are Not What They Seem.' He has studied under some of the most influential musicians to ever play the electric bass including Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Chuck Rainey and though their influences are clear, Skellenger has honed his own unique and inspired style of playing over the years and this album is just another step on what is sure to be a long and successful career for this talented young man.

    Matt Skellenger – The Owls Are Not What They Seem

    Matt Skellenger, one of Denver's most talented musicians, has returned with his third album, 'The Owls Are Not What They Seem.' He has studied under some of the most influential musicians to ever play the electric bass including Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Chuck Rainey and though their influences are clear, Skellenger has honed his own unique and inspired style of playing over the years and this album is just another step on what is sure to be a long and successful career for this talented young man.

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  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has been a force in the Jazz scene for over ten years now. The have had the opportunity to play some of the biggest Jazz festivals around the world and legends of genre regularly sit in with them. This time around, JFJO was touring in support of their latest album, Race Riot Suite. Composed and arranged by Lap Steel Guitarist, Chris Combs, Race Riot Suite boasts an extraordinary horn section as it musically tells the story of the 1921 race riots that ravaged the bands home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – February 25th & 26th – Dazzle Jazz

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has been a force in the Jazz scene for over ten years now. The have had the opportunity to play some of the biggest Jazz festivals around the world and legends of genre regularly sit in with them. This time around, JFJO was touring in support of their latest album, Race Riot Suite. Composed and arranged by Lap Steel Guitarist, Chris Combs, Race Riot Suite boasts an extraordinary horn section as it musically tells the story of the 1921 race riots that ravaged the bands home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey was founded in 1994. The band has garnered respect and recognition around the world, receiving praise from critics and routinely selling out shows across the U.S. and Europe. Its fluid, ever-­‐evolving brand of progressive jazz frequently reaches into disparate genres for inspiration— elements of ragtime, Americana, classical, funk and ambient electronica are all evident in the versatile group’s body of work.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – February 25th & 26th – Dazzle Jazz

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey was founded in 1994. The band has garnered respect and recognition around the world, receiving praise from critics and routinely selling out shows across the U.S. and Europe. Its fluid, ever-­‐evolving brand of progressive jazz frequently reaches into disparate genres for inspiration— elements of ragtime, Americana, classical, funk and ambient electronica are all evident in the versatile group’s body of work.

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  • The music business is a fickle mistress. She’s incredibly kind to some for a year or two before turning her back and slamming the door, she dotes on some who clearly don’t deserve it, and often all but ignores some of the best and brightest talent out there. Even with 12 mesmerizing albums under his belt, sadly, Boulder’s own bluesman Otis Taylor seems to fit into that last category.

    Boulder Bluesman Otis Taylor Set For “Contraband” Album Release Parties At Dazzle

    The music business is a fickle mistress. She’s incredibly kind to some for a year or two before turning her back and slamming the door, she dotes on some who clearly don’t deserve it, and often all but ignores some of the best and brightest talent out there. Even with 12 mesmerizing albums under his belt, sadly, Boulder’s own bluesman Otis Taylor seems to fit into that last category.

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  • Listen Up Denver's Brian Turk sat down for a conversation with Megan Burtt shortly after she stepped off the stage at Dazzle last week.  She had just performed an emotional piano concert that consisted almost entirely of songs inspired by the personal sketchbook entries of painter Laurie Maves and we are grateful to her for opening up and taking the time to talk.

    Megan Burtt Talks Piano, Painting And A New Record

    Listen Up Denver's Brian Turk sat down for a conversation with Megan Burtt shortly after she stepped off the stage at Dazzle last week. She had just performed an emotional piano concert that consisted almost entirely of songs inspired by the personal sketchbook entries of painter Laurie Maves and we are grateful to her for opening up and taking the time to talk.

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