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Sat, December 20

The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles,” was born from 5 of some of the busiest and best musicians in Colorado! This talented, tightly knit group reproduces the Eagles’ hits with an organic seventies’ sound, gorgeous 4 and 5 part harmonies, true to form lead guitars and a lead-singing drummer, in honor of the Eagles very own, Don Henley. The Long Run has headlined at Denver’s major music festivals, casinos, fairs and clubs around the country.
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Sat, December 27

Strings & Wood Concerts 5 Year Anniversary Show! Seryn with Lara Ruggles

Genre: Indie Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

Seryn is a 6 piece band who calls Denton, Texas their home. When listening to the well layered textures of guitars, ukulele, accordion, bass, viola, banjo and various percussion, it's hard to imagine This Is Where We Are is the band's debut effort. The band's strength resides in their vast musical talent and understanding of dynamics. Their beauty is gracefully displayed through chilling harmonies. Each member and their voice carry the same importance. One is not complete without the other.
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Wed, December 31

New Year's Eve! Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven

Genre: Rock
Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 9:00PM

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Alt-rock icons Cracker have signed with 429 Records and have unleashed a collection of new songs, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Long-time musical cohorts David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have teamed up again with drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida and along with stellar producer David Barbe (Drive By Truckers), have created a uniquely eclectic trove of new tunes. Well-worn words used to describe their sound—brash, irreverent, sharp-witted, anthemic and riveting—all descriptives are in full-effect on the new project that bursts with their trademark rock, punk, glam, surf and country aesthetic. Friends John Doe, Patterson Hood and Adam Duritz also make spirited guest turns on SUNRISE... Taking a new approach to their creative process, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY is a truly collaborative effort for the band. Suprisingly self-disciplined, the whole band would take time out to write together one week every two months between tours over the course of a year. Focusing on a goal of two songs per day, their individual musical influences combined in refreshing and distinctive ways. On the outside it was a straight ahead work ethic, but the process resulted in the band clicking creatively with a renewed energy. Says Lowery: “We weren’t kicking back on an island in the Caribbean, waiting for the muse to hit us. We got down to work, found the punk and glam rock in our blood and woke up to Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.”

Back in the day, before alternative rock was invented and indie rock was still shy of roots music and other folk elements, Camper Van Beethoven's merging of punk, folk, ska, and world music was truly a revelation. Singer/songwriter David Lowery's smart-aleck lyrics, delivered in laid-back California style, combined with Jonathan Segel's violin as lead instrument, were the band's instant trademarks. Decades after their inception, CVB's sound is still remarkably fresh and their influence on alternative music undeniable and resounding.

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Fri, January 9

Chris Knight

Genre: Americana/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much. Won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach. For 15 years, 7 acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career that’s been hailed as “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road”, Knight has always let his music do most of the talking. And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say. But with his new album Little Victories, Chris Knight has taken the discussion to a whole new level. His first album of new material in 4 years, Little Victories is a record of blunt honesty, elegiac truths and the raw rural poetry of an artist who’s come into his own and intends to stay. And for a performer who’s been compared over the years to Cash, Prine, Earle and Nebraska-era Springsteen, Knight now stands alone as a singer/songwriter that has carved his own idiosyncratic sound and sensibility out of the dirt road American dream. Little Victories not only sounds like a Chris Knight album, but the best Chris Knight album yet.
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Sat, January 10

The Black Lillies

Genre: Alt Country
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

After co-founding Robinella and the CCstringband with his wife, he spent nearly a decade traveling the road and making music from coast to coast. When his marriage — and the band — dissolved in 2007, he returned to the road . . . this time as the driver of a truck for a stone company. It was then, over the course of a year spent rolling down the highways of East Tennessee, that the songs and sounds that would form the nexus of The Black Lillies were conceived. And Runaway Freeway Blues, the band’s third studio album, was realized exactly there . . . on the road. When the Lillies weren’t playing their 200-odd gigs over the course of the year, they were in Wild Chorus Studio in their hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., working with Scott Minor of Sparklehorse to craft a beautiful ode to restless spirits and rambling hearts. Rooted in the mud-rutted switchbacks of Appalachia, Runaway Freeway Blues is the sound of a band that’s becoming something of a phenomenon across the country. In its initial months of release, the album received many press raves. According to Vanity Fair, “With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, the Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young.” American Songwriter stated, “a release this strong and diverse will surely increase the miles on the act’s van and help secure them a place as one of roots music’s most talented outfits.” The Wall Street Journal noted its “rootsy flair, mixing folk, honky-tonk country and gospel into a winsome hybrid traditional enough to appeal to an Opry crowd and expansive enough to ensnare a broader audience.” Paste said that “The Black Lillies continue their tradition of excellence with Runaway Freeway Blues.” And CMT Edge observed, “The Black Lillies hail from a variety of different roots, rock and country backgrounds. They’ve made a habit of casting an even wider stylistic net on each of their three albums, including the latest, Runaway Freeway Blues. That, and the fact they’ll do just about anything it takes to get a crowd dancing, is why they’re the rarer-than-rare independent band that’s made no fewer than 30 appearances on the venerable Grand Ole Opry and played wildly eclectic festivals like Bonnaroo and South by Southwest.”
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Sat, January 17

The KHIGH Rising Star Showcase Willie Bradley The Trumpeter with Heart 'N' Soul

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Willie Bradley was in the midst of recording a project with his contemporary jazz/funk band Essential Elements when an extraordinary opportunity to do a solo project inspired him to take his career in a new direction. The Fayetteville, NC-based trumpeter with 'Heart 'N' Soul' invited several young urban jazz sensations, including saxophonist Marcus Anderson and keyboardist Nicholas Cole, to join him for one his regular gigs at the Holiday Inn. From that encounter, a collaboration with Nicholas Cole has produced 10 edgy, urban jazz flavored tracks which are the essence of Willie Bradley's solo debut, 'Another Day & Time'. Bradley features a cast of respected players including saxmen Jeff Kashiwa and Marcus Anderson, guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno and bassist John Dillard. The title track single was well received earlier this year at radio and the current single, Bradley's interpretation of the Bobby Caldwell classic 'What You Won't Do For Love', gets a boost from fellow trumpeter Lin Rountree and is most added on the Billboard, Groove Jazz and Smooth Jazz.com radio charts. This rising star has deep roots in jazz, having performed with icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Max Roach, Betty Carter and Nat Adderley among others. Bradley's total command of his instrument is also evident onstage with RJ & The Original James Brown Band. Referring to the pairing as "a unique generation gap between an artist emerging into the spotlight after many years...and a dynamic teen who is way ahead of his time, Willie Bradley and Nicholas Cole truly represent Another Day & Time in contemporary jazz – one every fan of the genre will want to experience.” – Jonathan Widran
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Thu, January 22

Tickets on sale 12/12 at 10AM! Lee DeWyze

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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With his rough-hewn voice and laid-back Midwestern charm, Lee DeWyze won over millions of viewers as a contestant and eventual winner of the ninth season of American Idol. An accomplished singer, guitarist, and songwriter who had already built a following on the Chicago club scene by the time he auditioned for Idol, DeWyze displays his true nature as an artist on his major-label debut Live It Up. The title track captures the easy going sprit of the album — a breezy blend of rootsy pop, rock, and folk, anchored by DeWyze’s soulful, husky voice and bright-sounding acoustic guitar. “I love guys like Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson, Dave Matthews, and Ray LaMontagne,” DeWyze says. “I’m a sucker for hard-edged vocals over pretty melodies and catchy grooves, so that’s what I wanted to do on this album. It shows the flip-side of what I was able to present on Idol because it’s 100 percent me. I’m so proud of it.” Working with top-notch collaborators such as Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Fergie), John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Weezer) and Norwegian production team Espionage (Beyoncé, Train), DeWyze co-wrote nearly every song on Live It Up, which he recorded while on the road over the summer with the “American Idol Live” tour. “To see my name listed in the credits was really important to me because I’m a songwriter,” DeWyze says. “I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and really helped me flesh out my ideas.”
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Sat, January 24

Attic Records Presents Emerson Hart with Forrest Hoffar & Megan Burtt

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

It’s a good album title, Beauty in Disrepair. A telling one, too. There’s a yin and a yang there. It’s a thread that Emerson Hart, frontman for the multi-platinum band Tonic, comes back to time and again on his new record, his first solo release in over six years. “Early in my life I learned to appreciate the beauty in things as they grew older,” says Hart. “Houses, furniture, churches, whatever. I think it started after my dad was killed: I lived with my grandfather on his farm, this 19th century mansion. Everything in it was constantly broken, but there was such a beauty to it as well.” On his new record, Hart touches on loss, but also the beauty of rebirth, newfound love, family and starting a clean slate. Beauty in Disrepair marks a remarkably polished and honest follow-up to his 2007 solo debut Cigarettes & Gasoline, a critically-acclaimed album that spawned two Top 20 singles. You may very well know Hart from that record. Most likely, you recognize him as the frontman and songwriter for Tonic, the alt-rock band that hit it big with their debut record Lemon Parade, which featured the smash hits “Open Up Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See.” A string of massively successful albums followed, including the Grammy-nominated Head on Straight and 2010’s self-titled release. And Hart is more than happy to talk about his band. But Beauty is a different beast altogether. “This album, and my solo work, is just born out of stuff I don’t want anyone else to say,” says the singer, laughing. For Beauty in Disrepair, Hart found a willing collaborator in David Hodges, who had found his own success working with the incredibly diverse likes of Kelly Clarkson, Christina Perri and Carrie Underwood. Hart also landed additional support from some trusted friends in LA, as well as his adopted hometown of Nashville (where he, naturally, often writes and records in his 200-year-old farmhouse). “This record was interesting because I didn’t start out with a template,” says Hart. “My first solo record, I think I wanted to emulate [the Peter Gabriel classic] So. With this one, I wanted a songwriter record, not a Tonic record, but I was having a hard time getting started. I think the people I worked with ended up helping me find my way.” Collaborators and new sounds aside, Beauty is immediately recognizable as an Emerson Hart record: warm, inviting, accessible. And possessing some killer hooks. “It’s still me,” says Hart. “I could sit here and tell you how much I love bands like Beach House or old Irish music, but I can’t write like that. I have to write songs in my way.” Lyrically, it’s an intensely reflective album, exposing a lot of personal pain and joy. “Divorce is painful,” admits Hart. “But falling in love again and getting remarried is amazing. And having a young daughter changes your viewpoint. What I learned making this record is that you need to lose the baggage of your last hurt, and focus on the present, making sure you take the steps to make things better in the future.” That’s an apt description of “Hurricane,” a pop song full of real world wisdom and a killer chorus. For Hart, the single is about “washing away the damage of your youth and having a real awakening.” It’s also a rich record, wonderfully diverse musically and emotionally. Pianos and acoustic guitars abound. “Mostly Grey,” a favorite of Hart’s, hits the somber notes, while “All is Well” is a pretty, contemplative ballad; and harmonies abound, big and bright on “Best That I Can Give” and “The Lines.” It’s an album any music fan would love to embrace, including both “Cigarettes and Gasoline” and Tonic fans alike. [Speaking of... “Tonic will absolutely put out a record next spring or summer. I love my band. They’re caregivers, a pain in the ass, the fuel that keeps me running. All those things.”] For now, Hart will be hitting the road to support Beauty, playing a mix of intimate venues and (perhaps) a larger tour. “It’s a nice cross-section of fans,” he says. “Fans of my first record. Die-hard Tonic fans. And I’ll play those songs. I wrote ‘em! And then you’ll see those guys who don’t know me, who hear me play ‘If You Could Only See” and their eyes light up and they connect the dots. They’re like, oh, it’s that guy.” So while recognizing his past, Hart thinks Beauty marks a turning point in his career. “The whole spark of this record was finding the beauty in healing,” he says. “Learning from the hurt and moving forward. I’ve done that.”
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Thu, January 29

An Evening With Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon & Red House Painters

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Benji is the sixth full length record by Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon. The album was released February 11, 2014 and features guest musicians Steve Shelley, Will Oldham and Owen Ashworth. On August 20 of 2013, Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records released Mark Kozelek & Desertshore, the third record from Mark Kozelek and Phil Carney's side project, Desertshore. 2013 also saw the release of Mark Kozelek Like Rats, 2 live albums, and the Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle's collaboration, Perils From The Sea. Both Mark Kozelek & Desertshore and Perils From The Sea made Mojo's top 100 best albums of the year. In 2012, Mark Kozelek released an 18 track album under his Sun Kil Moon moniker, entitled Among The Leaves. Mark toured solo in support of the album and made his debit TV appearance on Fallon performing with The Roots.
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Fri, January 30

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Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his nine studio albums with the 97’s (most recently The Grand Theatre Volume One and The Grand Theatre Vol. 2 in 2011), he has released four solo albums; 1989’s Mythologies, 2002’s The Instigator, 2006’s The Believer, and 2009’s Rhett Miller. In addition to his music being featured in countless films and television shows, Rhett has appeared in an episode of the NBC hit series 30 Rock and the Old 97’s were prominently featured in the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy, The Break Up. Primarily known for his songwriting and awe-inspiring live performances, Rhett is also a critically-acclaimed author whose work has appeared in several books and such well-known periodicals as Rolling Stone, McSweeney’s, and The Atlantic.
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Sat, January 31

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as entertaining and artistically satisfying as Special EFX. Spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci and co-founded by the late percussionist George Jinda (whose untimely passing came in 2001) in 1983, Special EFX helped to pave the road for contemporary jazz during its early years in the 80s and they continue to set the standard. As Special EFX embarks on its third decade as torchbearers of innovative and inspiring instrumental music, Chieli Minucci reflects on the band’s longevity in the music business. "One of the reasons we have been able to maintain our popularity is because we have evolved and changed over the years. When the band first started we had a heavy world music influence. Later we highlighted more of an acid-jazz sound, as well as some progressive fusion-rock thrown in for good measure. When people hear our music, they can expect to hear a little of everything!”
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Mon, February 2

Tickets on sale 12/13 at 10AM! Marcia Ball

Genre: Blues
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin's deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as "a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues."
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Fri, February 6

Gerald Albright

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Beginning in the late '80s, saxophone master Gerald Albright recorded numerous successful solo albums for Atlantic when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. His first album for the label, Just Between Us, introduced him to the masses in 1987. Some of the more well-known artists Albright assisted during his career include Anita Baker, Quincy Jones, the Temptations, Phil Collins, and Whitney Houston.
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Fri, February 6

Gerald Albright

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Beginning in the late '80s, saxophone master Gerald Albright recorded numerous successful solo albums for Atlantic when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. His first album for the label, Just Between Us, introduced him to the masses in 1987. Some of the more well-known artists Albright assisted during his career include Anita Baker, Quincy Jones, the Temptations, Phil Collins, and Whitney Houston.
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Sat, February 7

Tickets on sale 12/17 at 10AM! Angie Stevens and Bridget Law featuring Zach Daniels, Stu Miller and the Beautiful Wreck

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Angie Stevens has been named Denver’s Best Singer/Songwriter by both the editors and fans of Westword (Colorado’s biggest alt-weekly)as well as Emerging Artist of the Year and Best Independent Artist of the Year (Hapiskratch Records) Stevens is rapidly gaining national attention. She has played everything from the Hotel Cafe in LA to Opening Day at Coors Field in Denver. Her song, “Sleepwalking,” was featured on HBO’s “Big Love.” Her video, “Stand Up Girl,” (filmed during her August 2006 concert at Red Rocks) was a “Pick of the Week” on Country Music Television’s “Top 20 Video Countdown show.” and she signed a music licensing agreement with MTV Networks. In September 2007 she returned to Red Rocks to perform as part of the first-ever Monolith Festival. In January 2008 she and bass player Susan Phelan showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. She performed at Circus Mexicus in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico twice with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. She has also played Denver Day of Rock and numerous festivals across the country.

Bridget Law is a founding member of the nationally touring act Elephant Revival (whose first gig was at the Soiled Dove!). She plays with many groups around town in a variety of genres and truly enjoys adding her flare on the fiddle upon any invitation. Believing in music and art as healing for a chaotic world brings her great joy as she plays and collaborates.
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Fri, February 13

Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Yesterday-A Tribute to The Beatles, founded by John Lennon performer Don Bellezzo tours not only in the U.S. but Internationally. With seven tours of Japan, dozens more to Canada, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Bahamas, and United States military bases throughout the World, these entertainers have performed on five continents. Completing a five month run in 2011 at the TropicanaLV Resort Casino in "Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute" on the Las Vegas strip, Yesterday is featured on video at McCarran International Airport with other celebrities welcoming all to the Entertainment Capital of the world...Las Vegas! Performing their critically acclaimed production, "The British Are Coming!" nightly for three years, to standing room only audiences, at The Tropicana Hotel and Casino's "Liverpool Club" in Atlantic City, "The British Are Coming!" became the longest running show in Atlantic City history. Over the last four years Yesterday Show Bands have had long term productions in Lake Tahoe, Reno and numerous venues nationwide. The resident Beatles Show Band for "Legends in Concert," the world's premier and longest running tribute show, Yesterday performs in Las Vegas, Branson, Missouri and Legends venues worldwide. Yesterday has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, on NBC, CBS, and ABC, Dick Clark's "Your Big Break" Ed McMahon's "Star Search" and recently returned as highlight of the annual Joe Johnson's Beatles Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Sailing with Yesterday was Laurence Juber, formerly of "Wings" , Tony Bramwell, Author and longtime Beatles childhood friend and Tony Perkins from ABC's Good Morning America, a well known Beatles enthusiast. Invited by the U.S. Postal Service to entertain at the unveiling of the "Yellow Submarine" Postage Stamp, Yesterday performed at the prestigious Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
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Sat, February 14

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Marion Meadows & Paul Taylor Sax in The City Live

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

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In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his laurels. With a four-year intermission between recordings, Marion Meadows is back with Whisper and ready to share his gift with the world.

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In the 19 years since Paul Taylor first got On The Horn with his hit debut album, he's enjoyed an extraordinary journey in the contemporary urban jazz world. The key to the charismatic saxophonist's success? Beyond those instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production, and dynamic live performances, it's one thing: Tenacity-the perfect title for his latest recording on Peak Records (and 10th overall).
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Sat, February 14

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Marion Meadows & Paul Taylor Sax in The City Live

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Marion Meadows Website
In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his laurels. With a four-year intermission between recordings, Marion Meadows is back with Whisper and ready to share his gift with the world.

Paul Taylor Website
In the 19 years since Paul Taylor first got On The Horn with his hit debut album, he's enjoyed an extraordinary journey in the contemporary urban jazz world. The key to the charismatic saxophonist's success? Beyond those instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production, and dynamic live performances, it's one thing: Tenacity-the perfect title for his latest recording on Peak Records (and 10th overall).
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Tue, February 17

Tickets on sale 12/15 at 10AM! Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

Genre: Rock/Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of the #1 Modern Rock track “Good.” The band's follow up record, Friction Baby, went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in 2001 with the single “Extra Ordinary.” In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with "Juicy" which was not only licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Better Than Ezra’s most recent song, “Breathless,” was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti telethon and during her world wide tour. In 2006, Griffin branched into writing for other artists and soon scored a #1 hit with Howie Day's "Collide." Most recently, he has written and produced for a variety of artists in Rock, Pop, and Country. In 2010, Griffin had Sugarland's #1 Country hit, "Stuck Like Glue" which according to Yahoo Music! became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time. Since then, Griffin has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Augustana, and Tristan Prettyman. Other cuts include songs written and produced for artists such as Missy Higgins, Train, Blondie, Shinedown, The Rouge, Get Scared, Daniel Powter, Josh Radin, Brendan James and more. To date, Griffin has produced, written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Kevin recently re-located from Los Angeles to Nashville where he continues writing and producing in his newly built studio in the bucolic hills of Franklin, TN.
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Sun, February 22

The Colorado Blues Society Presents Remembering John-Alex Mason A Fundraiser for the John-Alex Mason Scholarship

Genre:
Doors: 1:00PM
Show: 2:00PM

Featuring:
The Cedric Burnside Project
Dan Treanor and Randall Dubis
Jessica Rogalski and Austin Young
Eef and Stacey Turpenoff
Jack Hadley and Rex Peoples
Dr. Izzy, Robert Morrison and Richard Yale
Nic Clark, Curtis Hawkins and Andy Sydow
Erica Brown, Merrian Johnson and Michael Hossler
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Wed, February 25

Celtic Events Presents Alan Doyle Band

Genre: Rock
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly­minted best­selling author, and best­known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, is set to release his second solo album, So Let’s Go, on January 20. Title-­track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle will be embarking on a North American tour upon album release. Made in collaboration with Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson), and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in 2012. “If there’s an over-­arching theme on this record, it’s one of optimism…not that this is in contrast to my previous doom­laden songs!” laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On Bridge in the respect of being open to all influences. “On my last solo record I wanted to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the musical world. It was as much a physical as a musical journey away from home. On So Let’s Go, folks will hear much more stuff from my backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with, married with the most contemporary collaborators out there.” A non-traditional marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously with the album, the best-­selling memoir Where I Belong, released last month. The album’s eponymous song is consistent with Alan Doyle’s ethos: we’re lucky to be here so let’s make the most of it. This spirit also infuses the heartfelt Take Us Home while Sins of a Saturday Night celebrates a come­-what-­may approach. The album also gets reflective in moments, such as the plaintive Laying Down To Perish, inspired by a visit to Fogo Island. As a whole, So Let’s Go remains consistent with Alan Doyle’s enthusiasm for the wider world combined with a love for the comfort of home. Alan Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-­disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. So Let’s Go continues to cement Alan Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”
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Sat, February 28

Cox Creative Inc Presents Neal Morse Band Feat. Mike Portnoy All Ages Show!

Genre: Prog Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

NEAL MORSE is a legend among progressive rock enthusiasts. His unique ability to meld incredibly catchy hooks and memorable choruses with jaw-dropping interludes of unpredictable musical passages has earned him a stellar reputation as an astounding live performer who is not to be missed. Once again he’s assembled an explosive band of virtuoso players, including drum icon MIKE PORTNOY (Modern Drummer Hall of Fame MVP, Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, ex-Dream Theater), along with Eric Gillette, Bill Hubauer and Randy George, to showcase a variety of the epics he’s well known for, along with fresh material from the upcoming new release, “The Grand Experiment." This ALL AGES show features a lengthy set list and an incredible display of musicianship that’s emotional, inspirational and absolutely unforgettable.
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Sun, March 1

Celtic Events Presents Carlos Nunez

Genre: Celtic/World
Doors: 3:30PM
Show: 4:30PM

Carlos Núñez, one of the world’s most exciting performers, will return with his band to Denver March 1st, 2015 to the Soiled Dove, site of their incredible sold-out show last year! Carlos comes from Galicia, the Celtic region in the North West of Spain. He is considered one of the biggest artists in the international World / Celtic Music scene, having the quality of a classical music virtuoso and the charisma of a rock star. Carlos has expanded the borders of Celtic music to Flamenco, Fado, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian or Classical music, Movie Soundtracks, Contemporary Dance... As he describes it, he plays “Celtic music with Latin passion.”
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Thu, March 5

ALL AGES SHOW! Penny & Sparrow

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Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Penny & Sparrow are a compelling Austin band with a stripped down return-to-basics that yields extraordinary sonic results. They (Kyle and Andy) understand you don't need gimmicks to make beautiful music that cuts you to the core and woos you to keep their tunes on repeat for days on end. They write music that effortlessly draws you in with their rich harmonies and deep, moving lyrics that are intimate and relational in nature reminiscent of Bon Iver and The Swell Season.
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Sat, March 7

Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde) with Flamenco Underground

Genre: Rock/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Best known for her work as lead singer and bassist in the '80s and early-'90s alternative rock trio Concrete Blonde, Johnette Napolitano is also a poet, social activist, soundtrack composer, and sculptor. Born in Hollywood on September 22, 1957, Napolitano lurked on the fringes of the Los Angeles punk and new wave scene, working at the legendary Gold Star Studios until she formed the duo Dream 6 with guitarist Jim Mankey. The pair recorded a self-titled 1982 EP produced by Jim's brother Earle Mankey (like Jim, a former member of the first lineup of Sparks, and at the time one of the hottest producers on the L.A. new wave scene), which attracted the attention of IRS Records boss Miles Copeland. With a new drummer in Chicago transplant Harry Rushakoff and a new name supposedly bestowed by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe that was supposed to connote the band's mix of hard and soft elements, Concrete Blonde released their self-titled debut in 1987. This was quickly followed by Free, Bloodletting (featuring the group's biggest hit, "Joey"), Walking in London, and Mexican Moon, before Concrete Blonde split in 1995. Napolitano then moved on to two short-lived projects, Vowel Movement (a collaboration with Holly Beth Vincent of Holly & the Italians) and Pretty & Twisted (with the late Marc Moreland, formerly of Wall of Voodoo), as well as occasional Concrete Blonde reunion albums. Following this, Napolitano began a second career as soundtrack composer for small and medium-budget indie films such as Wicker Park and Underworld. She also released a pair of largely improvised and mostly electronic albums, Sketchbook and Sketchbook 2, in 2002 and 2006. Johnette Napolitano's first proper solo album, Scarred, followed in the spring of 2007. ~ Stewart Mason
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Sat, March 14

Young Dubliners

Genre: Celtic Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

The hard-rocking Irish band, the Young Dubliners owe everything to their fans. "They keep us honest, expecting good music both on the road and on the albums," mentions frontman Keith Roberts. Building a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band, The Young Dubliners have become notorious for the whirling "jig pits" that erupt at their live shows. In fact, the group's origins can be traced back to Los Angeles' vibrant pub scene in which Dublin natives Keith Roberts (vocals, guitar) and Paul O'Toole first met. The Young Dubliners grew into a pugnacious music machine resulting in their debut, the Rocky Road EP (1994). It exhibited a hefty rock sound that made them a club favorite. Breathe followed a year later with the addition of Chas Waltz (violin, keys, harmonica, etc). By 2000, the band had morphed into a septet without O'Toole and released the critically acclaimed Red. The presence of the band sky-rocketed: Gabriel Byrne requested the band to write the theme song for his television show Madigan Men and they spent much of 2001 touring Europe with Jethro Tull, and the US as headliners and as openers for acts such as John Hiatt and Robert Cray. The Young Dubliners also revved up the crowd at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. From Irish-flavored anthemic rock to rowdy pub tunes, lead singer Keith Roberts voice is stronger than ever and the songwriting, performance, and production show a new maturity and artistic ambition. Roberts notes, "Since Absolutely, we've become a much tighter band. It's the first time we've had the same members for two albums in a row, plus we've had the benefit of relentless touring. I think those two factors have really come together to make us sound and write better."
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Fri, March 20

An Evening With Jonathan Butler

Genre: Jazz/R&B
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

A life well lived is often the best foundation for compelling art and there’s no denying Jonathan Butler has been blessed with a fascinating life. A South African native whose expansive musical gift has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Butler’s new release Grace and Mercy is filled with the soulful sounds and insightful lyrics fans have come to expect from the veteran performer. This album truthfully and honestly lets people know that the songs that I’m writing are the things that I’m going through in this season. I’m hoping those songs will affect people in a positive and wonderful way.”
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Fri, March 20

An Evening With Jonathan Butler

Genre: Jazz/R&B
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

A life well lived is often the best foundation for compelling art and there’s no denying Jonathan Butler has been blessed with a fascinating life. A South African native whose expansive musical gift has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Butler’s new release Grace and Mercy is filled with the soulful sounds and insightful lyrics fans have come to expect from the veteran performer. This album truthfully and honestly lets people know that the songs that I’m writing are the things that I’m going through in this season. I’m hoping those songs will affect people in a positive and wonderful way.”
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Tue, March 24

Ed Kowalczyk: Throwing Copper Unplugged - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Ed Kowalczyk – the legendary songwriter and former lead-singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Live, announces his Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour. Stripped back, intimate and disarming – Ed Kowalczyk will appear onstage with a new unplugged production of some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: www.edkowalczyk.com Kowalczyk has built one of rock’s most impressive resumes. His band, Live, became one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last twenty years, with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide. Among this catalogue are some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama”, “The Dolphin’s Cry”, “Overcome” and “Heaven” – many of which have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe. In 2010, Kowalczyk released his first solo album Alive, which spawned the hit single “Grace”, which was followed in 2013 by The Flood and The Mercy, which featured the hit song, “Seven”. For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour – Kowalczyk will perform a breathtaking acoustic set that celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, along with a few surprises. “I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production”, Ed says. “Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!”
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Sat, April 4

SOLD OUT! The Rippingtons Feat. Russ Freeman

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

SOLD OUT! TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 10PM SHOW BELOW

Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc). In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons' fan base has increased exponentially, as the group's longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. Several Rippingtons albums have been inspired by Freeman's travels, and collectively, they have formed the life soundtrack for hundreds of thousands of contemporary jazz fans worldwide for a quarter century. The titles of each hit Ripps album has often reflected Freeman's deep wanderlust, whether he had actually been to the places he wrote about or was just dreaming of them in musical terms. These include Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World and Live Across America. In 2006, the band celebrated two decades of instrumental magic with The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary, a remarkable CD/DVD package that included a CD of all new Ripps music and a DVD featuring a colorful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years. On their latest Peak Records album, Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons take their lucky fans on a trip of a lifetime to Cote D'Azur. Traveling with them is their trademark jazz cat, by artist Bill Mayer, who again graces the CD cover art. Next time out, who knows? Freeman's musical passport still has a lot of open space to be stamped, and the journey continues!
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Sat, April 4

The Rippingtons Feat. Russ Freeman

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc). In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons' fan base has increased exponentially, as the group's longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. Several Rippingtons albums have been inspired by Freeman's travels, and collectively, they have formed the life soundtrack for hundreds of thousands of contemporary jazz fans worldwide for a quarter century. The titles of each hit Ripps album has often reflected Freeman's deep wanderlust, whether he had actually been to the places he wrote about or was just dreaming of them in musical terms. These include Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World and Live Across America. In 2006, the band celebrated two decades of instrumental magic with The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary, a remarkable CD/DVD package that included a CD of all new Ripps music and a DVD featuring a colorful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years. On their latest Peak Records album, Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons take their lucky fans on a trip of a lifetime to Cote D'Azur. Traveling with them is their trademark jazz cat, by artist Bill Mayer, who again graces the CD cover art. Next time out, who knows? Freeman's musical passport still has a lot of open space to be stamped, and the journey continues!
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Sun, April 12

Tickets on sale 12/19 at 10AM! Ewan Dobson

Genre: Acoustic Guitar
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Acoustic Metal North American Tour Guitar Virtuoso & YouTube Sensation performing solo acoustic instrumental guitar In February 2015, EWAN DOBSON embarks on a 3 month coast-to-coast North American Tour, hitting all major markets! North America is big, so Ewan Dobson will release not one, but two new albums to support his North American tour. ACOUSTIC METAL II is the first of these two new releases and is the follow-up to the Acoustic Metal 1. 12-String Guitar includes 12-string versions of material from Ewan´s previous albums along with 5 new unreleased songs. The show will include material spanning Ewan´s entire catalogue performed fingerstyle and with flatpick. ACOUSTIC METAL II On Friday, July 4th, 2014, guitar virtuoso & YouTube sensation EWAN DOBSON released his 9th solo album, Acoustic Metal II. Recorded in complete isolation in the backwoods of Canada just after completing his tour of Europe , Acoustic Metal II is the follow-up to Acoustic Metal (CandyRat Records, 2013). and features multi-tracked acoustic guitar played with a flat-pick. With Acoustic Metal II, Ewan shows that acoustic guitar can definitely be metal, and you don´t necessarily need distortion. "Think Spanish Flamenco in a head on crash with a bus filled with Kerry King, Dave Mustaine and Dimebag Darrell! It's when you listen to this record you can easily understand why ex-Megadeth guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman selected Ewan to play the acoustic parts that appears on Marty Friedman's latest album Inferno. Friedman was even quoted saying ´Ewan played the parts so beautifully and with so much expertise and flair that Jason (Becker) and I were in awe of his performance.´ Lets be fair, that statement alone deserves a round of applause." - http://themetalreview.com/albums/ewan-dobson-acoustic-metal-ii-review/ CandyRat Records recording artist Ewan Dobson has established himself as one of Canada's most brilliant and exhilarating guitarists, having performed at such prestigious events and venues as: Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival Pickering Rotary Music Festival Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Montreal Guitar Grand Prix International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship Hammerson Hall in Mississauga 's Living Arts Centre George Weston Recital Hall in the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts Royal Bank Theatre of the Living Arts Centre Lebovic Centre for the Performing Arts Montreal Jazz Festival "Time 2" from Ewan´s second album was his most successful song and became a viral video hit on the internet acquiring millions of views. The video has been specially featured on numerous media websites across the internet (ie: http://www.reddit.com, http://www.ebaumsworld.com, http://www.collegehumor.com to name but a few). The song reached #1 on the iTunes charts in Finland , Germany and Sweden . It also reached #2 in Austria , #3 in Japan and the Netherlands , #4 in New Zealand and #5 in Denmark . To date, "Time 2" has accrued nearly 16 million views! In early 2014, Ewan embarked on his first major tour of Europe . The "European Acoustic Metal Tour" consisted of 38 shows in 43 days covering Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary. The tour was a great success and the fans across Europe were delighted by his performances. Immediately following this tour, Ewan recorded two albums back to back; Acoustic Metal II and 12-String Guitar. Acoustic Metal II ups the game from the previous Acoustic Metal I, bringing with it heavier riffs and more evolved song writing. There are 14 new tracks guaranteed to captivate those who appreciate the heavy acoustic guitar and dual guitar harmonies. Acoustic Metal II is played entirely with a flat-pick and does not contain any fingerstyle guitar unlike Acoustic Metal I. It ranges from technical acoustic death metal to progressive acoustic metal and what could be described as "video-game acoustic metal."
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Fri, April 17

Najee & Brian Simpson

Genre: Jazz/R&B
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

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A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Along with his brother Fareed, he continued his musical scope at the "New England Conservatory of Music" in Boston with a concentrated study in performance and composition. Upon their return to New York, they were invited to tour with the songstress Chaka Khan through his association with Me'lisa Morgan who at the time was a background vocalist. Najee then met Charles Huggins of HUSH Productions who invited him to record his "Grammy Nominated - Platinum Selling Debut Album" entitled "Najee's Theme" released by EMI. Najee embarked on a US tour with Freddie Jackson laying the foundation for what has be become a revolution of Urban Contemporary Jazz. His sophomore album "Day By Day" also achieved platinum. These albums were followed by "Tokyo Blue", "Just An Illusion" and "Share My World", all of which attained gold sale status.

Brian Simpson Website Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s confesses, "Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.” Known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind, Brian Simpson is truly a master at his craft. South Beach, his inaugural album for Shanachie Entertainment, delivers on every front. The album’s title track, with a jubilant vibe reminiscent of the Ramsey Lewis smash hit “The In Crowd,” is already top 20 on multiple jazz charts, two months prior to album release. ”I'm very happy we chose ‘South Beach’ as the first single,” confides Simpson, “because it's probably the song that's most indicative of my style. My travels take me to some pretty nice places, but my favorites are always the ones with beaches. In the last year I've been to Hawaii, Bali, Indonesia, and several beaches in Florida. The wind, sea, and sand really inspired the melodies you'll hear.
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Fri, April 17

Najee & Brian Simpson

Genre: Jazz/R&B
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

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A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Along with his brother Fareed, he continued his musical scope at the "New England Conservatory of Music" in Boston with a concentrated study in performance and composition. Upon their return to New York, they were invited to tour with the songstress Chaka Khan through his association with Me'lisa Morgan who at the time was a background vocalist. Najee then met Charles Huggins of HUSH Productions who invited him to record his "Grammy Nominated - Platinum Selling Debut Album" entitled "Najee's Theme" released by EMI. Najee embarked on a US tour with Freddie Jackson laying the foundation for what has be become a revolution of Urban Contemporary Jazz. His sophomore album "Day By Day" also achieved platinum. These albums were followed by "Tokyo Blue", "Just An Illusion" and "Share My World", all of which attained gold sale status.

Brian Simpson Website Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s confesses, "Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.” Known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind, Brian Simpson is truly a master at his craft. South Beach, his inaugural album for Shanachie Entertainment, delivers on every front. The album’s title track, with a jubilant vibe reminiscent of the Ramsey Lewis smash hit “The In Crowd,” is already top 20 on multiple jazz charts, two months prior to album release. ”I'm very happy we chose ‘South Beach’ as the first single,” confides Simpson, “because it's probably the song that's most indicative of my style. My travels take me to some pretty nice places, but my favorites are always the ones with beaches. In the last year I've been to Hawaii, Bali, Indonesia, and several beaches in Florida. The wind, sea, and sand really inspired the melodies you'll hear.