Mike Fitzmaurice is best known for his work with the Irish Folk Group Colcannon, but is also Associate Principal Bassist with the Greeley Philharmonic. Mike is also a Jazz musician, and performs educational outreach programs with Inside the Orchestra. For this concert Mike, with his trusty sidekick, Juanda the bass, will perform a variety jazz, folk, and classical tunes, and may even sing you a song or two. Mike is a favorite performer at Fresh City Life’s Saturday Sessions.
Saturday, August 29, 2-3 p.m., Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Highlighting a repertoire of time-honored jazz standards, Jason Klobnak and Paul Shinn blend a sense of improvisation and their own sensibilities about modern and classic jazz. Their duo versions of jazz standards on trumpet and piano are superlative; this concert will also include original compositions.
Saturday, August 22, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Multi-instrumentalist Steve Mullins performs Spanish flamenco, along with original compositions fusing flamenco with jazz, Latin-American, and Balkan influences. Dr. Mullins is an ethnomusicologist and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. His compositions have been heard in settings as diverse as television commercials, documentaries, national public radio, silent movies, multi-media flamenco shows, and dancing horse performances at the National Western stock show.
Saturday, August 15, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
There really is nothing like a bell choir – unless it is a small group bell choir. We have hosted the Castle Rock Community Ringers for four wonderful concerts. Now they are bringing their unique Little Belles to our music series. All the chiming, just in a smaller space! Enjoy their eclectic mix of handbell tunes that make a joyful noise in our great hall.
Saturday, August 8, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
"Blending rock, jazz, folk and pop, Denver based guitarist Tom Carleno creates distinctive compositions using a wide variety of alternate tunings. Using these tunings as a canvas for his songs, he creates musical images for solo guitar that are rejuvenating, inspiring, and introspective. His CD, Perfect Imperfection has received rave reviews, international airplay and won ‘Best Instrumental Acoustic Album' at the 2013 Zone Music Reporter Awards. Tom’s music has been heard on TV shows on TLC, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.” https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
The regional premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim will be at the Cherry Creek Theatre weekends during October. Come to a fun evening with actors performing songs from the show! Refreshments will be served.
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!
Byers is beginning a Family Fun Series on Saturday mornings at 10:00AM. These programs are to enhance the learning and health of families, particularly those with young children under the age of 3, in a fun and dynamic way. Marcia Bross (http://marciab02.zumba.com/) will be hosting a series of Zumbini (https://www.zumba.com/en-US/party/classes/class-zumbini) programs, which enhance Early Literacy skills through Zumba. Bring your little one(s) and come ready to have a great time!