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BOULDER JAZZ PICKS FOR THE WEEK OF 1/12 – 1/19
Scott Martin Quartet featuring Alicia Baker, 7 – 10 pm. $10 suggested cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
Jazz standards, French musette, Latin and Brazilian jazz.
Scott Martin, piano; Alicia Baker, accordion; Gonzalo Teppa, bass; Russ Meissner, 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.
Tom Weiser Quartet, 7 – 10 pm. $12 suggested cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
Beautifully interpreted standards and originals. And Weiser can scat like nobody’s business.
Tom Weiser, vocals; Tenia Renee Nelson, piano; Juli Royster, bass; Jill Fredericksen, drums.
Dexter Payne Sextet featuring Elena Camerin Young, 7:30 pm. $10 – $20 at the door. Boulder Mennonite Church, 3910 Table Mesa Dr.
Brazilian jazz all-stars play choro and forro and perhaps a little samba and bossa nova–that’s all Portuguese for uplifting and irresistibly danceable music.
Dexter Payne, clarinet; Elena Camerin Young, vocals; Victor Mestas Perez, piano; Bill Kopper, guitar; Dave Willey, accordion; Raoul Rossiter, drums and percussion.
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.
Nice Work Jazz Combo, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. No cover. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.
Unique arrangements of jazz standards and popular tunes.
Von Disco, 8 – 11 pm. $5 suggested cover. The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St.
A blend of jazz and funk seasoned with a dash of hip-hop.
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.
Brazil Quarter, 8 – 11 pm, $5 suggested cover. The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St.
Instrumentals including choro, forro, bossa nova and jazz samba.
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.
Aaron Walker Trio featuring Laura Lyengar, 7 – 10 pm. $12 suggested cover. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Broadway.
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 email@example.com 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.)