Sunday, December 11, 2016 :: 3:00-6:00pm
David Froman (trpt), Terri Jo Jenkins (vocals)
Jeff Jenkins, Ken Walker & Mike Marlier
Denver Woman’s Press Club :: 1325 Logan St., Denver
Trumpeter and flugelhornist Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker, Jr was one of the leading proponents of the West Coast Cool school of jazz; a vocalist popularizing a great number of jazz standards including “My Funny Valentine”; and with his boyish good looks he even starred in a movie or two. But perhaps Chet is best known by many for his addiction to drugs and the mysterious end to his life. We can’t possible cover all the depth and complexity of this iconic figure in jazz history in one afternoon. But we’ll certainly try! Come join us a for a celebration of his music and his life.
Terri Jo Jenkins has been singing professionally since her childhood in Venango, NE. She released her first record when she was just 14 years old. She has been a songwriting competition winner and has had her music featured on radio programs across the country and in Canada.
In addition to the all women a capella group, Baby Needs Shoes, and her solo songwriting work, Terri Jo often performs as a jazz vocalist, having recorded with the Nebraska group, Jazz Factory; Denver’s Mile High Jazz Trio; and nationally recognized pianist, Jeff Jenkins. She was the featured vocalist at the Jazz en Vercor festival in France and also performs with the Colorado based jazz band, Park Hill Brass.
David Froman has been playing trumpet and flugelhorn most of his life. Since moving to Denver from the Bay Area in the mid-eighties he has been a regular fixture on the big band scene here, playing regularly in the Denver Jazz Orchestra, the Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra, the Joe Peterson Orchestra and for the past eleven years in the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.
He leads the Dave Froman Quartet, a hard bop group that features Greg Harris and Todd Reid, and this past summer organized and appeared with the Gift of Jazz Collective – an all-star group of Denver musicians that performed in a series of concerts at the Denver Performing Arts Center.
Accompanying Terri Jo and David will be the always inventive, rock solid rhythm section of Jeff Jenkins (piano), Ken Walker (bass) and Mike Marlier (drums).
The Denver Woman’s Press Club is a historic downtown landmark located at 1325 Logan Street. Free parking is available in the lot on the north side of the club.
This intimate event will include a gourmet dinner with a accompanying libations. Seating is very limited, so make your reservation today!