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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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Donate Your Vehicle

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in | 0 comments

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donate your old vehicle to Gift of Jazz! It’s convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting our jazz programming. Why not donate your vehicle today?  All you need to do is to complete our simple online form or call 1-866-628-2277 and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Call 1-866-628-2277 or click...

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Join us our Fall Composition Class Graduation November 24th!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Concert, Education, Jazz at the Crossroads | 0 comments

      Join the Gift of Jazz with the Fall 2014 Graduation Concert! A celebration of the Gift of Jazz Composition students’ works! Monday, November 24th @ 7pm The Crossroads Theater (2590 Washington St. Denver, CO) Students in both levels of instructor Annie Booth’s Jazz Theory & Composition classes will be PREMIERING brand new compositions that they have written throughout the 8-week course! Come celebrate the hard work and dedication put forth by the students – Ashley Noland, Mardi Moore, Thomas Windham, Kay Ueno, Robert Lipscombe, Howard Slavin, Troy Medina, Glenn Booth, and Charlie Vavra. Their pieces will be performed by this stellar band: Josh Quinlan/saxophones Adam Bartczak/trombone Annie Booth/piano Patrick McDevitt/bass Alejandro Castano/drums Tickets at the door. Covered parking is available at the entrance on Washington St. $10 Suggested Donation Supports Gift of Jazz Education...

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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. 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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Fall 2014 Saturday Theory/Composition Classes

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Education | 0 comments

Announcing Fall 2014 Classes Saturdays 12:00pm-3:00pm, Sept 27-Nov 22, 2014 Jazz Theory and Composition now offered in two levels at a new Denver location! Jazz Theory & Composition Level 1 (Beginner) :: Saturdays 12:00-1:15 – Join us as we explore the fundamentals of jazz theory and the craft and legacy of jazz composition. Discover a wide variety of core compositional techniques used in jazz through analyses of selected works and gain insight on how to manipulate the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form in your own original compositions! The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble. Jazz Theory & Composition Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) :: Saturdays 1:30-2:45 -After a basis in theory and composition has been established, it is time to dive deeper into the realm of possibilities as a jazz composer. In this course, we will analyze modern jazz compositions, explore reharmonization techniques, use of meters, thematic development, and fascinating new ways to compose with the improviser in mind. Expand your individual voice as a jazz composer! The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble.    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, September 27 through November 22. (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 Composition/Arranging Level 2 $150.00 Add to cart...

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