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Thursday, February 12,2015

Paying homage to melting pot musicians

Gumbo Le Funque talks jazz and Green Party ahead of Mardi Gras

By Gavin Dahl
For Gumbo Le Funque frontman and sax player Jason Justice, there is more to music than having a good time. Getting instruments to kids facing tough economic conditions and high-stakes school testing provides a crucial opportunity for experiential learning, he says.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Putting down another piece in the Jorma Kaukonen puzzle

By Joel Dyer
If you think of Jorma Kaukonen’s career as a jigsaw puzzle, the whole thing sort of makes sense. It began as a pile of disjointed pieces containing just a hint or color of things to come. Each day, each year, each decade the puzzle becomes more complete. Every new piece is connected to an older one while always expanding the emerging picture of the artist. Today we see an impressive, though still progressing, image of a musician that has been 50 years in the making.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Dance

It’s hard to fit the Dirty Heads into a genre. There’s some melodic rock with a touch of ska and a dash of hip-hop/rap and reggae thrown in. Given their a laid-back attitude, it’s not surprising that their roots spring from California. They play the music you need when you want to have a good time.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Pro Musica Colorado offers four seasons

But they can’t say which is which

By Peter Alexander
Conductor Cynthia Katsarelis explains that the composer left it up to the listener to decide: “The concerto was commissioned by violinist Robert McDuffie,” she says. “But when McDuffie and Glass got together, they didn’t agree on which parts went with which season.
Thursday, February 5,2015

moe. blows out a few candles

The band gives their moe.down festival a rest — for now

By Dave Kirby
moe.down did carry an early repute as one of the essential stops on the groove scene circuit, reinforcing the notion that moe. was one of the primary stanchions in the last two decades’ jam band movement. That vestigial tag continues to follow the band around, at least in some of the press and promoter blather around them, and it’s probably misplaced.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Drink

Celebrate the Norse God of snow with a weekend full of beer and music at the first Ullr Grass Festival. The lineup of breweries is extensive and diverse, including Mountain Toad Brewing, Dude’s Brews and a few options for cider lovers, too, including Colorado Cider Company.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Listen

With the name Candy Lee, you expect a sweet Southern woman serving you a slice of cherry pie, and indeed singer Candy Lee has that aura around her. But don’t be fooled by her angelic voice and sweet appearance, the girl’s music packs a punch. Her sound is a blend of folk and jazz with a slight twang, probably acquired from growing up in Arkansas.
Thursday, January 29,2015

BCO’s ‘Romance’: An adventure with unfamiliar yet comfortable music

By Peter Alexander
“The music is very approachable,” Saless says. “I think ‘Romance’ is the perfect name I could give it. It immediately tells you it’s a friendly concert, right?” Although not a familiar name today, Arensky was once considered one of Russia’s most promising composers.
Thursday, January 29,2015

Eminence Ensemble works hard for the music

Band does DIY tour-booking and festival creation

By Dave Kirby
We had made the mistaken assumption that our inability to get Eminence Ensemble drummer Tanner Bardin by phone last Tuesday, bouncing off a full-and-not-accepting voicemail box, was a ski-hooky thing.
Thursday, January 22,2015

Jewgrass

When looking at one music genre through the lens of another, the result becomes its own unique entity. When bluegrass meets Jewish music the result is Colorado’s own Rocky Mountain Jewgrass.
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