Blind Tiger

A JJ Johnson Blind Tiger!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Blind Tiger, Concert | Comments Off on A JJ Johnson Blind Tiger!

…featuring Steve Wiest   with Dave Hanson, Mike Marlier and Ken Walker   Sunday March 1st, 3:00-6:00pm     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! March ’15 Blind Tiger $50.00 Add to...

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December’s Blind Tiger

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blind Tiger, Concert | Comments Off on December’s Blind Tiger

  A Holiday Blind Tiger  An afternoon of holiday revelry, fare, libations & jazz.     Join us for a jazz-inspired celebration of the season!    With Kristi Stice, Annie Booth & Friends Sunday, December 14, 3:00-6:00pm  The Denver Women’s Press Club 1325 Logan St., Denver   Kristi Stice is a professional vocalist, composer and guitarist with influences as divergent as Billie Holiday and Joni Mitchell. Her passion is gypsy jazz. An award-winning song writer a with a degree in vocal jazz, she has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony and with the world-renowned violinist Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Currently based in Denver, Kristi last year released Under the Willow, an album of her own compositions. She can often be heard performing with the Denver-based Gypsy Swing Review. www.krististice.com Annie Booth is a pianist and composer originally from Denver, Colorado who has earned a BM in Jazz Piano Performance and minor in French from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011. During her time at CU, she was a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award. Annie has performed worldwide, and fortunate for us, these days she is a regular performer on the Denver Jazz scene. Annie Booth has just released her debut CD, Wanderlust, an album comprised of her original compositions. www.annieboothmusic.com Seating is very limited so make your reservations early!  Holiday fare and libations included. December ’14 Blind Tiger $50.00 Add to cart...

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A Betty Carter/Abbey Lincoln Blind Tiger

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blind Tiger | Comments Off on A Betty Carter/Abbey Lincoln Blind Tiger

…featuring Marguerite Juenemann with Doug Roche, Paul Romaine and Mark Simon.   Sunday September 7th, 3:00-6:00pm Marguerite Juenemann has an on-going performance career of 30 years, nominated twice for a Grammy, toured in Benny Goodman’s band in the 80’s playing prestigious stages nationally and internationally. Her solo career performance experience covers R & B, Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass, Blues and Jazz on stage and in the studio. “She sings with a deep, rich tone in a voice that obviously has strength, but which — while being strong — still manages to entice the listener.” She will be approaching the music of two of the most challenging, dynamic voices in the jazz world – that of Betty Carter and Abbey Lincoln, with the very able assistance of pianist Doug Roche, bassist Mark Simon and drummer Paul Romaine. As always, this will be a listening event for the devoted jazz fan and will include a gourmet Indian dinner with libations. The secret metro Denver location will be emailed with directions 24 hours prior to the event to all registered guests. Seating is very limited for this one so you won’t want to wait to sign up!   Blind Tiger #33 – Betty Carter & Abbey Lincoln $50.00 Add to cart...

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A Blind Tiger Tribute to Sonny Rollins

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blind Tiger | Comments Off on A Blind Tiger Tribute to Sonny Rollins

Sunday, June 8, 2:00-5:00pm Featuring The Jeremy Wendelin Quartet featuring: Jeff Jenkins (p), Todd Reid (d) and Ron Bland (b) in an afternoon of delicious fare, libations & music! Little Ollie’s Restaurant 2364 E. 3rd Avenue (Cherry Creek),  Denver   Voted Denver’s Best Chinese Restaurant by 5280 Magazine! Sonny Rollins will go down in history as not only the single most enduring tenor saxophonist of the bebop and hard bop era, but also as one of the greatest contemporary jazz saxophonists of them all. One of jazz’s greatest improvisors, his fluid and harmonically innovative ideas, effortless manner, and easily identifiable and accessible sound have influenced generations of performers. Jeremy Wendelin has been a freelance musician in the Denver area since 2000, when he received his M.Ed from the University of Puget Sound. While at Puget Sound, he  founded a jazz combo, and played with guest artists from Ray Brown to Poncho Sanchez to Art Farmer. Since 2001, Jeremy has led his jazz groups at clubs, festivals, concerts, and events. In addition, he frequently plays with other small groups and big bands. He has performed at many prominent Denver-area jazz clubs and throughout Colorado at festivals and concerts.   Our Blind Tiger series is a speakeasy style, all-inclusive afternoon of jazz and gourmet delights. Seating is limited, so make your reservations today! Blind Tiger #32 – A Tribute to Sonny Rollins $50.00 Add to...

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The Blind Tiger Roars Again!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blind Tiger | Comments Off on The Blind Tiger Roars Again!

Featuring Katie Glassman & Snapshot in an afternoon of delicious fare, libations & music! Sunday, March 16, 2:30-5:30pm Charcoal Restaurant 43 West Ninth Avenue (9th and Acoma),  Denver Voted Denver’s Best New Restaurant by 5280 Magazine! Katie Glassman and Snapshot marry the soul of Western music and the artistry of jazz violin with contemporary songwriting and musicianship. Nationally renowned, Katie studied classical and jazz violin at the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating with a BA in music performance and a certificate in jazz studies. In 2007 she became only the second American to attend the Centre Musique Didier Lockwood in France, the world’s foremost jazz violin school. Snapshot is the perfect vehicle for her formidable fiddle chops and stylish singing and songwriting – a band in full swing, featuring both original songs and classics from the Great American songbook. This is timeless music with a modern sensibility. Our Blind Tiger series is a speakeasy style, all-inclusive afternoon of jazz and gourmet delights. Seating is limited, so make your reservations today! Blind Tiger #31- Katie Glassman @ Charcoal $50.00 Add to...

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A Christmas Blind Tiger

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Blind Tiger, Concert | Comments Off on A Christmas Blind Tiger

 An afternoon of holiday revelry, fare, libations & jazz! Sunday, December 15, 3:00-6:00pm  The Denver Women’s Press Club       Blind Tiger #30 – A Christmas Blind Tiger $50.00 Add to...

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