The CJRO Sextet will feature the music of Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, and other iconic West Coast Jazz musicians of the time. The concert will be performed at Parsons Theatre 1 E. Memorial Parkway Northglenn at 7:30 p.m. June 9.
Tickets are $22 - $25 and are available at the Colorado Jazz website or by calling the Parsons Theatre Box Office at 303 450-8888.
In the period following the end of WWII, jazz as an independent genre of music went through intense transformations. West Coast Jazz refers to styles of jazz that developed in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1950s. The West Coast Jazz cool school was more relaxed, melodic, and generally appealing to a broader audience than its East Coast counterpart. It was easily accessible to the public and received immense airplay on California radio stations and in clubs as the sound spread across the country.
The Sextet is led by CJRO Artistic Director Drew Zaremba (Saxophone). He is joined by Remy LeBoeuf (Saxophone), Shawn Williams (Trumpet), Eric Gunnison (Keyboards), Gonzalo Teppa (Bass), Dru Heller (Drums) and Marion Powers on vocals.
Founded by bandleader Art Bouton in 2012 with a mission to perform the best music with the best musicians, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra features exciting world-renowned guest artists and many of the finest regional musicians. The ensemble has performed everything from rollicking big band classics to contemporary large and small ensemble jazz across Colorado.
Audiences at the Arvada Center, PACE Center in Parker, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lone Tree Arts Center, Parsons Theatre in Northglenn and beyond have heard the CJRO perform music from Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, and Buddy Rich as well as original arrangements by CJRO composers and other artists.
For more information including upcoming concerts, go to Coloradojazz.org