Born in Peru, internationally recognized guitarist Manuel Molina began his career as a musician at a very young age. At age seventeen, he became the youngest conductor of the Peruvian National Symphony. He travels extensively and plays solo guitar tours all over the world. Denver Public Library is pleased to be hosting Manuel Molina for this afternoon of exceptional Latin solo guitar. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
One of Denver’s finest musicians, Jazz pianist, composer and teacher, Jeff Jenkins has recorded four CDs and delights in entertaining audiences all over the metro Denver area. When you hear Jeff play, you’ll understand why his performance schedule is often filled to capacity. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Jesse Manno brings a modern desert vibe to the great hall with his lounge and trance music inspired by the rhythms and tones of the Middle East. As soothing and complex as a traditional rose tea, this music creates an atmospheric charm in our common, everyday world. Jesse’s lush drones and deep beats are blended with live Middle Eastern style vocals, lutes, flutes and more. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
From the stately courts of Renaissance Spain to relaxed contemporary coffeehouses, guitarist and vocalist Lorian Bartle will take you on a musical journey through various countries and time periods. Spanish, South American, European, and American music traditions will be featured in this eclectic blend of guitar music.
Saturday, January 10, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Fresh City Life is heralding the New Year with a lively concert in our great hall. Think of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and you’re almost there! Place the influence of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Professor Longhair, and Louis Jordan in a big mixing bowl, and you have the “gumbo” of Fat City Mardi Gras Band. While maintaining an authentic down-home sound, this group has received critical acclaim for their musical prowess. Get your wiggle on with a little Fat City Mardi Gras Band hot sauce.