THE GIFT of JAZZ is a Colorado 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization formed in 1995 to to enrich the community through the creation, promotion, and preservation of the art of jazz in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Josh Quinlan Q’tet with Terell Stafford

Thursday, August 27th @ Mighty Fine Productions 5235 E. 38th Ave., Denver (new location) 6:30 Door Artist Meet & Greet 7:30 Concert Join us for a unique concert experience…a live in-studio recording session where you are the studio audience. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. Some beverages provided and byob. Josh Quinlan – tenor saxophone, Ben Markley – piano, Matt Smiley – bass, Ed Breazeale – drums plus special guest Terell Stafford – trumpet Sold...

Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Class Graduation

Announcing Spring 2015   Jazz Composition & Arranging Class Graduation    Wednesday, June 10, 7:00pm at DazzleJazz 930 Lincoln Ave., Denver ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““` Come celebrate an evening of premier performances of new music composed by the  Gift of Jazz Composition class of Spring 2015. All compositions will performed for the very first time by an outstanding ensemble of professional jazz artists led by the classes instructor, pianist Annie Booth. Admission $10 Reservations...

A Clark Terry Blind Tiger!

…featuring Bob Montgomery with Al Hermann, Pete Lewis, Dave Hanson, Todd Reid and Ken Walker Sunday June 7th, 3:00-6:00pm at Nocturne     This year the jazz world lost a true treasure – Clark Terry, one of the most popular and influential jazz trumpeters of his generation and an enthusiastic advocate of jazz education, with a career that spanned seven decades. For this Blind Tiger performance Bob Montgomery and his sextet will be playing original compositions of Clark Terry and Bob will relate stories of Clark from almost 50...

Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Classes

Announcing Spring 2015 Jazz Composition & Arranging Theory & Improvisation  Classes for all Ages  Saturdays, April 18 through June 6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jazz Composition/Arranging :: Saturdays 12:00pm-1:15pm – In this course we will  explore  harmonization and counter-point techniques in melodic development. Learn the secrets of classic and contemporary jazz composition and how to apply them to your own original ideas! The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble. Jazz Theory/Improvisation :: Saturdays 1:30pm-2:45pm – This class provides students with the vocabulary and understanding...