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Thursday, September 22,2011

Sweet Slumgum

Avant-garde jazz quartet teams up with Art Lande for concert

By Jon Ross
Trevor Anderies, one-fourth of the Los Angeles-based avant-garde jazz group Slumgum, sees the band’s current tour through Colorado as a trip into the past. The drummer was born in Denver and grew up in Castle Rock, studying swing techniques with area musicians, and though Anderies is now far removed from his bebop beginnings, he credits the vibrant jazz scene in Denver and Boulder with shaping his career as a musician.
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Thursday, August 18,2011

A glimpse at a Cuban musical legacy

Omara Portuondo brings Buena Vista Social Club to Denver

By Jon Ross
A regal-looking woman wearing a flowing, multicolored dress strolls down a narrow street in Havana, Cuba, casually gesturing with her hands as a tune escapes her lips. She's singing to nobody and everybody at the same time. As if on cue, a passerby recognizes the tune and adds her voice to the chorus.
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Thursday, March 31,2011

From politics to Boulder jazz

Carmen Sandim leaves the campaign trail for the piano bench

By Jon Ross
The Brazilian native's intimate association with Gore's messaging was bred not from a penchant for television nor a political activist streak - she was simply doing her job as a working composer.
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Thursday, January 20,2011

Jazz in threes

Joshua Redman brings his hand-picked trio to Macky

By Jon Ross
"I try to put together bands of musicians that are way better than I am. That's how I learn, and that's how I grow," Redman says, chatting on the phone from his San Francisco Bay-area home. "Being a leader, at the end of the day, just means you write the checks; if the gig gets canceled, you still have to pay the cats."
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