A top call pianist, Jeff Jenkins has been at the forefront of the Denver jazz scene since moving to Denver from New York in the early nineties. An extremely knowledgeable and talented musician, Jeff has worked alongside some of the greatest musicians in jazz including Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris, Marlena Shaw, The Count Basie Orchestra and countless others. Jenkins is a talented composer/performer combining jazz with pop, rock and world music; he’s also a rule-breaker, musically-speaking, which makes his concerts exciting and joyful. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Explore Hip Hop this holiday season by Jingle Bell Hopping, Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree and more! Learn fun Hip Hop moves to your favorite holiday tunes! Participants will learn how to make a personalized Holiday Dance Card for their parents and friends. Grades 2-6; 2 hour workshop.
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Okay, so you got a guitar. Now what? This class is a “first steps” lesson designed to get you started. You will learn how to hold and “fret” the guitar, learn your first chords, the language of guitarists, and where to find local guitar resources as well as websites and instructional materials.
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Although many are aware of Duke Ellington's greatest hits from the 1930s and 40s, he also created some undiscovered gems during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Come and learn about the 47-year career of the African-American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader.
So you want to play, but don't know where to start? Learn how to choose the instrument that is right for you, how to purchase an instrument and needed accessories, and what to expect as you start your new life as a "player." Please register: 720-865-0135 or email@example.com.
After trying for several seasons, Fresh City Life was finally able to book a bell choir for our capstone winter concert in Schlessman Hall. The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly pitched handbells. Don’t miss this final concert of the year as the Castle Rock Community Ringers fill up our great hall with a joyful noise.
This hot trio has been bringing their cool nostalgic sounds to packed performances for four years. Reveille 3 draws much of its material from the recordings of the Andrew Sisters, but they are at their very best singing the songs we all cherish from holidays past. With precision harmonies and big band rhythms, Reveille 3 will always be Denver’s golden girls. They’ve promised to bring their holiday aprons and serve you cookies after the concert, too – just like a USO show!
Ahhh, the sound of sitar in Schlessman Hall is completely transporting. Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff presented a sitar concert here last year to audience raves. He returns this fall with more wonderful music reminiscent of Ravi Shankar’s India with a mix of musical styles and traditions.
Various amateur musicians from the Colorado Chamber Music Society perform a wide range of classical works for the public. Held the third Saturday of each month, September through May, at Decker Branch Library.