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DazzleJazz Fall 2016 Lineup


Featuring: Russell Malone, Donny McCaslin, Monty Alexander, and Others


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roberta_gambarini_105Roberta Gambarini
August 18-20
Grammy-Nominated Italian Jazz Vocalist
Frequently performs alongside trumpeter Roy Hargrove
“Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae.” – The Boston Globe

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Mandy-Harvey-(3)Mandy Harvey
August 27
Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Motivational Speaker
Has overcome profound hearing loss as a result of a connective tissue disorder.
Colorado Native

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Diego-FigueriedoDiego Figueiredo
September 1
Brazilian Guitar Virtuoso
Multiple Award-Winner at the Montreux Jazz Festival
“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music.” – Guitarist George Benson

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Keith-OxmanKeith Oxman Trio
September 2
Has performed alongside Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt, Dave Brubeck
Denver East High School Music Faculty
“Keith Oxman is a young man of great consequence. He has… one foot in the present and the other in the future…” – Jazz Icon Benny Golson

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Russell-MaloneRussell Malone
September 10-11

Russell Malone is one of today’s most commanding and versatile guitarists. He can move from blues to gospel to pop to R&B and jazz without hesitation, a rare facility that has prompted some of the highest profile artists in the world to call upon him, including Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Harry Connick Jr., Ron Carter, and Sonny Rollins, to name a few. Along the way, Malone has made a name for himself by combining the bluesy sound of Grant Green and Kenny Burrell with the relentless attack of Django Reinhardt.

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Sullivan-FortnerSullivan Fortner
September 14-15
2015 American Pianists Association “Cole Porter Fellowship” Winner
Studied and Performed with Jason Moran, the Marsalis Family, Stefon Harris
Native New Orleanian

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Emmet-CohenEmmet Cohen
September 18
Award-Winning, Rising Star Pianist
Has performed alongside Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, Jimmy Heath
His “nimble touch, measured stride, and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above any convoluted technical showmanship” – Downbeat

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Donny-McCaslinDonny McCaslin Quartet
September 20-21

Fresh off of David Bowie’s farewell recording Blackstar, Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner, Tim LeFebvre, and Mark Guiliana are touring once again as the Donny McCaslin Quartet. In addition to Bowie, McCaslin’s performance re sume is extensive and includes work with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, Pat Metheny, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade, among others. His most recent Grammy nomination was for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” in 2015 for his performance of “Arbiters of Evolution” with the Maria Schneider Orchestra.

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Ben-WendelBen Wendel Group
September 22
Grammy-Nominated Saxophonist
Featuring Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, Henry Cole
Founding Member of Kneebody

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gershwinGeorge Gershwin Birthday Celebration
September 26
Featuring Denver’s Own Lenny Kaye, Teresa Carroll, Eric Gunnison, Ken Walker and Todd Reid
Performing the Gershwin Songbook to Celebrate his 118th Birthday
Selections to include “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” and “Foggy Day”

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Art-LandeArt Lande Group
October 6
Boulder’s Own Grammy-Nominated Pianist
Has Led Groups with Gary Peacock, Steve Swallow, Eliot Zigm

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Manuel-ValeraManuel Valera Trio
October 20-21
Grammy-Nominated Cuban Pianist
ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award Winner
“…postbop and classical romanticism are as integral to his vocabulary as Latin folk forms…” – The New York Times

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Allison-MillerAllison Miller’s “Boom Tic Boom”
October 22-23
Named “Rising Star Drummer” and a “Top 20 Jazz Drummer” – Downbeat
Featuring original compositions from new album Otis was a Polar Bear
“Miller’s craftiness as a percussionist is met by her ingenuity as a composer and group conceptualist.” – The New Yorker

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Save the Date

Allan Harris Group – December 21-22

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – December 23-24

Otis Taylor Band – December 28-29

New Years Eve Gala featuring saxophonist Charles McPherson – December 31