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Live In-Studio Recording Session

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Concert, Program | 0 comments

Be a part of a live studio audience at this jazz recording session…   Sunday, April 26th, 2015 :: 4:00-6:00pm Doors open at 3:30   Tom Gershwin Join us for an afternoon of original compositions presented at Denver’s premier jazz recording studio… Mighty Fine Productions 2949 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80205 with… Samuel Williams Kevin Matthews Jean-Luc Davis Annie Booth Original music featuring group compositions, rhythmic exploration, and improvisation. The music performed will be released as the next CD for this talented group! Doors open at 3:30. The session starts at 4:00. No entry after the session begins. Bring a beverage if you’d like! pre-sale reservations $10/$15 at the door $20 for admission plus a digital recording of the...

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Artist in the Schools featuring the Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra with Brad Goode

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Concert, Education, Jazz at the Crossroads | 0 comments

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00pm at the Crossroads Theater     Join us for an evening of jazz featuring Denver School of the Arts’ swingin’ Jazz Workshop Orchestra! World-class trumpeter Brad Goode will be featured and put this talented band through their paces. It’s all part of the Gift of Jazz’ new Artist in the Schools program. “The lyrical genius of the trumpet” – Chicago Tribune Trumpeter Brad Goode is a unique and instantly recognizable virtuoso. Whether working as a soloist, bandleader, lead trumpet man or sideman, for 25 years he has consistently been one of the busiest performers in the United States. Crossroads Theater 2590 Washington Street Denver, CO 80205 Crossroads Theatre is located in the Five Points neighborhood at the corner of Welton and Washington Streets. Covered parking is available (entering from Washington Street) and light rail access is just steps away. Take the D train to the 27th and exit at Welton. The theater is located one half block west next to Coffee at The Point across from the Rossonian Hotel.   Artist in the Schools Performance $10.00 Add to...

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December’s Blind Tiger

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blind Tiger, Concert | 0 comments

  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. 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. 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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Jazz for the Schools

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in | 0 comments

The Gift of Jazz continues our support of the past, present and future of jazz in the Rocky Mountain Region every school year with our Jazz for the Schools program. Jazz for the Schools is a monthly series that provides an educational and musical experience for Denver Public Schools’ students, many of whom have never had the opportunity to be inspired by the sound of live jazz music. This valuable program that takes place at the Crossroads Theater in the historic Five Points district of Denver, Colorado has been in existence since the 2011-12 school year. Each presentation involving jazz history, musical techniques and performance is presented by local, regional or international jazz artists. These performers are invested in moving this genre forward and securing its future with the next generation. Presenters are chosen based on their ability to provide an entertaining and knowledgeable presentation designed to captivate and engage a young audience. Past Artists and Topics: –          Wendy Fopeano – Drums and Voices –          University of Denver Student Ensembles – Young People in Jazz –          Funky Fresh Trio – Jazz-Funk –          Greg Harris New World Citizens – Jazz and World Influences –          Spare Parts – Jazz Fusion from Chicago –          Tupac Amarurolla (Costa Rica) – Jazz and Latin American Music Jazz for the Schools reaches over eight hundred students per school year, opening for them the musical doors to jazz, one of the United States’ true art forms. If you are teacher interested in attending a presentation with your students please contact Josh Quinlan at The Gift of Jazz seeks support for this program from generous donors interested in securing the future of jazz with young audiences and future jazz musicians in our community. This program is made possible in part with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Colorado, Colorado Creative Industries and Denver Public...

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Gift of Jazz announces John W. Rossa Saxophone Scholarship

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Scholarship | 0 comments

The John W. Rossa Memorial Saxophone Scholarship was created to help further the goals of The Gift of Jazz by providing support to a saxophone player with outstanding musicianship, academic promise and financial need.   The GIFT of JAZZ is a Colorado 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization formed in 1995 to support the past, present, and the future of Jazz in the Rocky Mountain Region. The John W. Rossa Memorial Saxophone Scholarship was created to help further these goals by providing support to a saxophone player with outstanding musicianship, academic promise and financial need. With your support, we will present an annual award to a deserving musician to help further his career and the future of this music. * First Name * Last Name * Email Street Address City/State/Zip Phone Donation Level $10  “Soprano”   $25  “Alto”   $50  “Tenor”   $100  “Baritone”   $$$$  “Bass” (designate amount on following pages)   * Required Fields...

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