A JJ Johnson Blind Tiger!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Blind Tiger, Concert

…featuring Steve Wiest

 

with Dave Hanson, Mike Marlier and Ken Walker

 

Sunday March 1st, 3:00-6:00pm

 

 

Steve Wiest

Multiple Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest is known world-wide for his fresh cutting edge writing as well as his extroverted virtuoso trombone playing. With a zeal for finding fresh ingredients for his muse, Steve is a true multi-genre persona. As a recording artist, composer-arranger, science fiction author, cartoonist, and educator, Wiest is at home with many different and diverse areas of creative endeavor.

His path to recognition began with a four-year stint as trombonist and composer with Maynard Ferguson. During this period Steve appeared on two Ferguson projects (Storm and Live from San Francisco) a video project (The Playboy Jazz Festival) and penned a number of works for Maynard including South 21st Shuffle.

Steve, together with a very able-bodied engine room comprised of Dave Hanson on piano, Mike Marlier on drums and Ken Walker on bass will be paying tribute to the father of the bebop trombone, the artist who first showed the world that the trombone can be a virtuosic jazz instrument – JJ Johnson.

The central-Denver venue features an elegant listening room and plenty of parking. Details will be provided to participants via email 24 hours prior.

As always, the event will be an intimate gathering featuring gourmet treats and libations.  Seating is limited, so make your reservations today!