Dazzle is thrilled to celebrate Black History Month this February with a series of extraordinary performances from artists we deeply admire. Join us for a month filled with jazz, blues, Motown, and more, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and musical genius of these acclaimed artists.
February Event Lineup:
Dazzle presents ‘Good Trouble’ A John Lewis and Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, Jan. 15th at 6:30PM with Daryl J. Walker, minister of music and worship of the Park Hill Methodist Church in Denver.
Join Grammy-nominated pianist Art Lande and his esteemed collaborator, saxophonist Sam Williams, as they unveil their latest auditory journey, "Portals," with a one-of-a-kind album release concert. The celebration is set to take place on November 26, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Denver's premier jazz club, Dazzle.
The Latin word maestro translates to the word master and according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one definition of this esteemed label, as it pertains to the following content, is ‘a great figure of science or art whose work serves as a model or ideal’, while another interpretation reads ‘having or showing very great skill or proficiency’. For jazz enthusiasts and critics alike, all can agree that Ron Carter embodies these characterizations to the Nth degree.
Dazzle is thrilled to announce its first 2023 Dazzle Residency with Greg Gisbert from September 23 - 28
In a move that promises to exhilarate the city's vibrant cultural scene, Dazzle at the Arts Complex proudly announces its inaugural 2023 week-long Residency with the internationally esteemed jazz trumpet touring and recording artist Greg Gisbert. Set to occur from September 23 to 28, this Residency marks a new chapter in Dazzle's unwavering commitment to elevating the arts and building community. Full show details and ticketing information are available at DazzleDenver.com.
Dazzle is thrilled to announce the official installation of Jazz in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Located at 1080 14th Street, enjoy an intimate live music experience with local and internationally renowned musicians, complimented by a small plate menu and beverages focusing on local vendors.
Dazzle at the Arts Complex is our third location with a space designed to honor Colorado’s diverse jazz legacy with the highest caliber of talent on the stage and the visual art on the walls.
On September 30th, Dazzle and Purnell Steen & the Five Points Ambassadors are thrilled to present the 'Friday Lunch Bunch: Celebrating Charles Burrell's 102nd Birthday.' Charles will be there as we pay tribute to a man who spent most of his professional life paving the way for Black musicians and personally mentoring many of them throughout the years, including his niece five time GRAMMY (TM) Award-winning soloist Dianne Reeves and his (and Purnell's) cousin,
Dazzle’s 2022 Keeping It Cool Lineup includes 2 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 4 Blues Music Award-Winners, a Colorado Hall of Famer, 7 GRAMMY® Award Nominations, 15 Blues Music Awards, and an additional 3 Blues Music Awards Nominations amongst them.
Keeping It Cool highlights some of this summer's biggest shows at Dazzle at Baur’s, with a strong Blues influence. Colorado artists mix with national tours to bring the best of live music to Denver with straight-forward jazz along with all the other notes.
Havana-born pianist Robert Fonseca released Yesun, his ninth solo album, on 18 October.
“Yesun is the album I’ve always wanted to make,” says Fonseca of a record that combines everything from jazz and classical music to rap, funk, reggaeton and electronica, ripping up the rulebook along the way. “All my influences are here. All the sounds and vibes that make me who I am.”