Jazz/Blues

Bombino at the Fox Theatre, 5-30-13 (review)

North African blues guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar performed at the Fox Theatre on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the artist's website.

North African blues guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar blew up the Fox Theatre Thursday night with his dazzling finger picking and penchant for ambling jams.



Five don’t-misses at the Five Points Jazz Festival

Lee Konitz Trio @ Dazzle

The event has long been a signal of summer’s start, and here are our five don’t-misses for this year’s Five Points Jazz Festival.



The Meter Men at the Ogden Theatre, 5-10-13 (review)

Photo of the Meters courtesy of the band's website.

The sold out Ogden Theatre throbbed with sweaty revelers as the Meter Men rooted through funk’s most definitive catalogue.



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.



A guide to 2013 Colorado music festivals: Telluride Bluegrass, UMS and more

UMS 2012 Friday

Colorado music festivals cover the spectrum in 2013. They range from the traditional (Telluride Bluegrass) to the neighborhoody (our own Underground Music Showcase); from the national touring kind (Warped Tour) to the mountain rave-y kind (Sonic Bloom); from the down-home country kind (Greeley Stampede) to the hoity industry kind (FMQB Triple A Conference).



The 2013 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival lineup: Jim James, the Black Crowes and more

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

Organizers of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival have shared with us the 2013 lineup for the 20th annual celebration of music and beer. This year Jim James, the Black Crowes and Mellissa Etheridge make their way up to the San Juan Mountains to headline the festival.



Joe Bonamassa at the Bellco Theatre, 4-24-13 (photos, review)

Joe Bonamassa @ The Bellco Theater

At the Bellco Center on Monday, Joe Bonamassa demonstrated mastery of tone and touch with each new guitar he wielded.



Steal This Track: A. Tom Collins, Andy Thomas and Ryan Chrys

Steal This Track: A. Tom Collins, Andy Thomas and Ryan Chrys

This week, thieves, we’ve got free Colorado music for you to download from piano rocker A. Tom Collins, Tin Horn Prayer’s Andy Thomas, and outlaw alt-countryman Ryan Chrys.



Five musicians who controversially traveled to Cuba: Frank Sinatra, Alanis Morissette and more

Alanis Morissette @ Paramount Theater 10/10/12

The anger over Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding anniversary in Havana might have subsided, but the communist country has long appealed to recording artists.



Steal This Track: Jon Wirtz, Desirae Garcia, The Congress

Steal This Track: Jon Wirtz, Desirae Garcia, The Congress

Steal This Track has the snowed-in soundtrack this week with piano jazz from Jon Wirtz, the classic voice of Desirae Garcia, and a soul cover from The Congress.