“Music so wants to be heard, that to some it gives hands and to others it gives ears.”
-Paul Church, music producer
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Musicians: For guidelines for inclusion in the calendar, please see the bottom of the page.
BOULDER JAZZ PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/16 – 3/23
Mary Lynn Gillaspie and Her Stinking Hot Band, 7 – 10 pm. $12 suggested cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
Ms. Gillaspie was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated vocal jazz group Rare Silk.
Mary Lynn Gillaspie, vocals; Mitch Chmara, guitar; Kirwan Brown, bass; Mike Marlier, drums.
Holly and the Husbands, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No cover. Tandoori Grill, 619 S. Broadway.
Vocalist Holly De Hoog performs sweet and soulful standards.
Holly De Hoog, vocals; Andy Weyl, keyboards; Rob Dando, bass.
Coexistence Trio, 7 – 10 pm. $10 cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
Originals with the Euro-Jazz aesthetic of EST, the soulful seeking of 1970′s Keith Jarrett, and the modern harmonic complexity of Robert Glasper.
Peter Stolzman, piano; John Grigsby, bass; Andreas Schmidt, drums.
Banshee Tree, 9 pm. No cover. License #1 (in the basement of the Boulderado Hotel, formerly the Catacombs), 2115 13th St.
Gypsy jazz, blues and ragtime.
Sundays at Vic’s, 12 noon – 2 pm. No cover. Vic’s Cafe, 2680 Broadway.
Standards and jazz in all flavors. This is a great place to introduce kids to live jazz. Half the fun is seeing who drops by to sit in for a song or two.
Scott Martin, piano; Gary Sloan, bass; BK Kahn, drums.
Swing music, 9 pm. No cover. The No-Name Bar, 1325 Broadway (through the unmarked wooden door to the right of Cosmo’s pizza.)
There is swing music every Tuesday at the No-Name, a warm and inviting little gem of a bar tucked into the corner of a strip mall on the Hill. The crowd is congenial, and despite the location, it’s not a rowdy college bar.
Bill McKay, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Solo jazz piano.
Alex Heffron Recital, 7:30 pm. No cover. Room 1B03B in the basement of Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado campus (take the stairway on the left.)
I very much enjoy recitals at CU–there’s an excitement in the air as the reciting students and their friends explore music of deep personal meaning.
Alex Heffron, guitar; Daryl Gott, alto saxophone; Jonathan Saraga, trumpet; Greg Tanner Harris, piano and vibraphone; Hunter Roberts, bass; BK Kahn, drums.
Fleedami, 9 pm. No cover. The No-Name Bar, 1325 Broadway (through the unmarked wooden door to the right of Cosmo’s pizza.)
Everything from standards to postmodern jazz.
Adam Bodine Trio, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Originals, standards, and creative interpretations of pop tunes spanning several decades.
George Nelson Trio, 8 pm. No cover. License #1 (in the basement of the Boulderado Hotel, formerly the Catacombs), 2115 13th St.
Piano man Nelson has spent decades honing his craft.
Good Manners Quartet, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Dave Fulker Quartet featuring Robert Johnson, 7 – 10 pm. $10 suggested cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
Cool, Brazilian, and straight-ahead jazz.
Note: I only list personnel if I have spoken to or heard from the musicians and know who will be playing a particular gig.
GUIDELINES FOR INCLUSION IN BOULDER JAZZ CALENDAR
-Events must be in Boulder and be jazz-related. A fusion of jazz with other styles is OK.
-Please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 pm Thursday evening. (I send the calendar out on Thursday night or Friday morning covering that Friday through the following Friday.) You can send me information on gigs up to a month or so in advance.
-Include start time (and end time if you know it), if there is a cover, suggested cover or no cover, and venue name. You can list personnel for the gig if you like (please include instruments played). You can include copy about the band or its members or links to your website, EPK, etc. I will edit to keep entries short and punchy. (If I haven’t heard you before it helps to have an idea of what you do.)
-I send out corrections but not updates. (I don’t send a lot of emails to the list–this helps keep people interested and engaged.)