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A Very Special Blind Tiger: Eric Gunnison & Greg Tanner Harris

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blind Tiger, Concert | Comments Off on A Very Special Blind Tiger: Eric Gunnison & Greg Tanner Harris

A Very Special Blind Tiger: Eric Gunnison & Greg Tanner Harris

Two of Denver’s finest musicians visit one of the classic jazz pairings…piano and vibes. The setting is intimate, and gourmet cuisine and wine are included.

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Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Annie Booth Sextet with Greg Gisbert, Josh Quinlan and John Gunther

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Concert | Comments Off on Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Annie Booth Sextet with Greg Gisbert, Josh Quinlan and John Gunther

Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Annie Booth Sextet with Greg Gisbert, Josh Quinlan and John Gunther

Join us for a unique concert experience…a live in-studio recording session where you are the studio audience at Denver’s premier recording studio.

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Composition & Arranging Class Graduation

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Concert, Education | Comments Off on Composition & Arranging Class Graduation

Composition & Arranging Class Graduation

Class Graduation Saturday, November, 21 :: 1:00pm
DazzleJazz :: 930 Lincoln St., Denver

Come hear the debut performances of this semester’s class!

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A Blind Tiger Tribute to the Great Swing Era Trumpeters!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Blind Tiger, Concert | Comments Off on A Blind Tiger Tribute to the Great Swing Era Trumpeters!

A Blind Tiger Tribute to the Great Swing Era Trumpeters!

In the trumpet world, nobody swings harder than Pete Olstad, one of the modern-day trumpet greats who has played with everyone from Maynard Ferguson to Tom Jones. At this Blind Tiger event, Pete will pay tribute to some of his favorites from the Swing Era, trumpeters Harry James and Roy Eldridge.

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Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Josh Quinlan Q’tet with Terell Stafford

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Concert | Comments Off on Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Josh Quinlan Q’tet with Terell Stafford

Live In Studio Recording Concert featuring the Josh Quinlan Q’tet with Terell Stafford

Thursday, August 27th @ Mighty Fine Productions 5235 E. 38th Ave., Denver (new location) 6:30 Door Artist Meet & Greet 7:30 Concert Join us for a unique concert experience…a live in-studio recording session where you are the studio audience. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. Some beverages provided and byob. Josh Quinlan – tenor saxophone, Ben Markley – piano, Matt Smiley – bass, Ed Breazeale – drums plus special guest Terell Stafford – trumpet Sold...

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Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Class Graduation

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Concert, Education | Comments Off on Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Class Graduation

Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Class Graduation

Announcing Spring 2015   Jazz Composition & Arranging Class Graduation    Wednesday, June 10, 7:00pm at DazzleJazz 930 Lincoln Ave., Denver ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““` Come celebrate an evening of premier performances of new music composed by the  Gift of Jazz Composition class of Spring 2015. All compositions will performed for the very first time by an outstanding ensemble of professional jazz artists led by the classes instructor, pianist Annie Booth. Admission $10 Reservations...

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A Clark Terry Blind Tiger!

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Blind Tiger, Concert | Comments Off on A Clark Terry Blind Tiger!

A Clark Terry Blind Tiger!

…featuring Bob Montgomery with Al Hermann, Pete Lewis, Dave Hanson, Todd Reid and Ken Walker Sunday June 7th, 3:00-6:00pm at Nocturne     This year the jazz world lost a true treasure – Clark Terry, one of the most popular and influential jazz trumpeters of his generation and an enthusiastic advocate of jazz education, with a career that spanned seven decades. For this Blind Tiger performance Bob Montgomery and his sextet will be playing original compositions of Clark Terry and Bob will relate stories of Clark from almost 50 years of friendship, playing and teaching together. Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist who has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States. He has performed in back-up orchestras for such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and many more. Bob toured Europe with Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band and appeared with Clark Terry at the New York JVC Jazz Festival in the festival’s tribute to him. Clark speaks of Bob several times in his new autobiography “Clark”. Bob’s reputation as an educator has earned him many awards, including Colorado Jazz Educator Of The Year. In 2012 the Five Points Jazz Festival honored Bob for lifetime contributions to the development and appreciation of Jazz. Bob is Executive Director of Colorado Jazz Workshops, Inc., and a founding board member of the Gift of Jazz. Bob is also founder and director of the Telluride Student Jazz All-Star program held each year at the Telluride Jazz Celebration. This program has helped hundreds of young jazz musicians enter the world of jazz as professional performers. This speak-easy style event will take place a Denver’s hottest new jazz venue: Nocturne :: 1330 27th Street Denver, CO and will feature an afternoon of great jazz, gourmet cuisine and libations – all inclusive. Seating is limited, so make your reservation today! June ’15 Blind Tiger $60.00 Add to...

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Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Classes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Education | Comments Off on Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Classes

Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Classes

Announcing Spring 2015 Jazz Composition & Arranging Theory & Improvisation  Classes for all Ages  Saturdays, April 18 through June 6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jazz Composition/Arranging :: Saturdays 12:00pm-1:15pm – In this course we will  explore  harmonization and counter-point techniques in melodic development. Learn the secrets of classic and contemporary jazz composition and how to apply them to your own original ideas! The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble. Jazz Theory/Improvisation :: Saturdays 1:30pm-2:45pm – This class provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. We will explore different harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements through the use of exercises, group improvisation, and standard melodies and progressions. The class will cover the most common progressions and beyond.   We are very pleased to announce that Annie Booth will be leading our Saturday classes this semester. Annie Booth is a pianist and composer originally from Denver, Colorado. Growing up in a musical family, Annie began playing the piano and writing music from an early age, going on to study music at the collegiate level and earning 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, from the main stage of the Telluride Jazz Festival to the Banff Centre in Canada and throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia on luxury cruise lines. These days, she is a regular performer on the Denver Jazz scene and plays at jazz clubs and concert venues around Colorado. Annie Booth is releasing her debut CD, Wanderlust, an album comprised of nine original compositions, in October 2014. www.annieboothmusic.com The eight week sessions will be held at :: Denver School of the Arts – 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver Saturdays, April 18 through June 6. Graduation at DazzleJazz, Wednesday, June 10th @ 7:00pm. (tuition is non-refundable unless the class is not held) Come be a part of an creative educational experience with us! Jazz Composition/Arranging $150.00 Add to cart Jazz Improv/Theory $150.00 Add to cart Jazz Comp/Arr & Improv/Theory $250.00 Add to...

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Live In-Studio Recording Session

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Concert, Program | Comments Off on Live In-Studio Recording Session

Live In-Studio Recording Session

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 | Comments Off on Artist in the Schools featuring the Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra with Brad Goode

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

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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