Dr. Ed Cannava, Director of the DJC Youth All-Stars, will be interviewed on the KUVO – FM 89.3 First Take with Lando and Chavis Show, at 7:30am, Tuesday, May 21st.
It’s also streamed on www.KUVO.org.
We will be discussing the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars and their summer performance schedule. We will also let the listeners know about the band’s drummer vacancy that still has not been filled. Finally, a discussion will take place regarding the Youth All-Stars’ educational approach to the summer rehearsals.
The May/June 2013 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download. There is info on the May 19th performance of the Neil Bridge 7+, and the June 16th session, featuring Vern Baumer’s Mile High Jazz Gathering..
May-Jun2013 DJC Newsletter
There is also breaking news about the DJC Youth All-Star upcoming June 9th benefit concert at Ziggies (4923 W. 38th Ave, Denver)! They have 17 professional musicians joining them to raise money for their performances at the Umbria, Italy, and Montreux, Switzerland Jazz Festivals. You will also find columns by Walt Hewitt and Peter Robinson. John Sobott’s, “Prez Sez” article rounds out the newsletter.
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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!!