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Fred Armisen hosts a “Portlandia” preview at the Gothic Theater (photos, review)

Portlandia @ The Gothic Theatre

Fred Armisen showed his witty sense of humor and lack of pretension during a lengthy Q&A after his “Portlandia” Season Four premier at the Gothic Theater in Denver.

Christian McBride Trio at Dazzle, 3-7-14 (review)

Christian McBride Trio. Photo by Chi Modu.

With covers that included Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more, Christian McBride Trio threw a party that fans didn’t want to see end at Dazzle on Friday.

Matt Wilson Quartet at Dazzle, 3-1-14 (review)

Matt Wilson Quartet. Photo courtesy of Tom Foley.

Matt Wilson’s antics at Dazzle on Saturday would have worn thin if it weren’t for the quartet’s powerhouse musicianship.

Think jazz is boring? Meet Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson wants to change your opinion on Jazz. Photo by Michael Jackson.

Reverb spoke with Matt Wilson in advance of his quartet’s performances at Dazzle this Saturday and Sunday.

Deltron 3030 at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-31-14 (photos, review)

Deltron 3030 @ Cervantes, 1/31/14

For Deltron 3030, the lessons of the future echo the present. At least, that’s one take on the sci-fi hip hop the group brought to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday night.

Action Bronson at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-28-14 (review)

The Action Bronson tour will stop in Denver in January. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook.

“Denver, light me up,” Action Bronson yelled wearing a Broncos hat at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Tuesday. He tossed weed candy into the crowd as he spouted off his playful rhymes.

Colin Stranahan on his Denver origins and breaking into the New York jazz scene

From left, Colin Stranahan, bassist Rick Rosato and pianist Glenn Zaleski. Photo by Jemma Evans.

Colin Stranahan tells Reverb about recording his first album as a 17-year-old in Denver and breaking into the New York Jazz scene.

The Cookers at Dazzle, 8-9-13 (review)

The Cookers performed at Dazzle Jazz on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook page.

The Cookers brought a crowd of 20-somethings to hear music that’s half a century old at Dazzle Jazz on Friday.

Thundercat at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 7-26-13 (photos, review)


At Cervantes on Friday night, Thundercat dazzled the audience with the kind of instrumental virtuosity that echoed giants of the electric bass like Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke.

Jason Moran at Dazzle Jazz, 5-10-13 (review)

Photo of Jason Moran courtesy of the artists website.

Toward the end of his set at Dazzle Jazz on Friday night, pianist Jason Moran recounted a story from his days as a music teacher.