Neil Bridge 7 to be Featured at the DJC May 19th Session (Westminster Elks Club, 1:30-5pm)

On Sunday, May 19th, you’re in for a real treat – The Neil Bridge 7+. They will perform from 2 until 5pm at the Westminster Elks Club. Neil Bridge 7+ plays a variety of big-band swing, jazz standards, salsa, ballroom, ballads and fun funky blues for dancing and listening! Pianist Neil Bridge was honored by the Denver School of the Arts with the dedication of the Neil Bridge Jazz Room in May, 2008. He was a pianist with the Denver Symphony and has appeared with Henry Mancini, Steve Allen, Nelson Riddle, Mel Tome, Anita O‘Day, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Staton, Johnny Smith, The Mills Brothers, Clark Terry and many more. The deep connection he has with the music personally gets passed along to his musicians, and then to the audiences. The Neil Bridge 7 consists of Ron Bland, bass; Dean Oldencott, drums; Gabriel Mervine, trumpet; Tom Ball, trombone; Byron Hamer, reeds; along with vocalist Karen Lee.

The UCD Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2pm.

The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform at approximately 3:50pm. This will be their final performance at the Denver Jazz Club before their 4th appearance at the Sacramento Music Festival!!