A Tribute to Buddy Rich!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Concert, Slider

Our next Centennial Concert will pay tribute to jazz  drum legend Buddy Rich

Saturday, November 18th at Historic Grant Avenue

Buddy Tribute

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through the dedication of his life to the art. His was a career that spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old, and continuing until his death in 1987. Immensely gifted, Rich could play with remarkable speed and dexterity, despite the fact that he never received a formal lesson and reputedly refused to practice outside of his performances.

The Gift of Jazz in collaboration with the 18-piece Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra will pay tribute to this jazz giant as part of our Centennial Concert series, paying tribute to the influential artists whose 100th birthdays we would be celebrating this year. Two of our finest Colorado drummers, Todd Reid and Bill Larson, will be digging in to the Buddy repertoire, in an afternoon of what promises to be a hard-swinging time!

Join us for a beer and wine tasting before the show, starting at 2:30pm. It all happens at:

Historic Grant Avenue: 216 So. Grant Street, Denver, CO