Music and Dance

Hip Hop with Mile-Hi Fitness

Music and Dance
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high-energy, age-appropriate class, kids (and parents, if you dare!!) will learn fun hip-hop techniques and combinations, all while moving to their favorite music.

African Dance / Danza africana

Music and Dance
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

Get down with the rhythms and beats of traditional African Dance. Bring your friends for a fun and engaging dance workshop!

Baila a los ritmos de la música tradicional africana. ¡Trae a tus amigos a este taller de baile divertido e interactivo!

Saturday Sessions - Post Jazz with David Thomas Bailey

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Drawing inspiration from his life in Southwest Denver and the vibrancy of Federal Boulevard, David Thomas Bailey creates music that conjures the great American West as heard through an improvisational jazz filter.
Saturday, June 20, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Afro Pop Fusion with Nokuthula

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Nokuthula plays contemporary and traditional Afro-pop fusion dance music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and beyond. The band’s roots are in Zimbabwe- style marimba and mbira, but its music is also influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, Afro- Cuban, and other world music. Nokuthula’s sound is joyous, energetic, and upbeat; guaranteed to entertain audiences of all ages.
Saturday, June 27, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Portuguese Romance with Suzanne Morales

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Dazzling concert audiences all over Denver, Suzanne Morales is a favorite performer at our Saturday Sessions. She has created special collections of her cherished Latin music – and each of her concerts at Denver Public Library have a unique sound and rhythm. Her newest set of songs will feature romantic Portuguese ballads and a tribute to the Bossa Nova era. Suzanne’s singing and guitar playing hold listeners in sway.
Saturday, June 13, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael DeLalla

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Guitarist and composer Michael DeLalla serves up a delicious brew of solo guitar compositions and arrangements drawn from musical traditions gathered worldwide. Matt Fink of All Music Guide describes Michael DeLalla as "One of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world....music of the most exquisite order." And he’s returning to Fresh City Life for another afternoon of evocative compositions, taut arrangements and inspired improvisations. Come join him on a Fingerstyle Guitar Journey that spans a world of traditions.
Saturday, June 6, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1

Saturday Sessions - Spirit of the Celts: Jerry Barlow

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village, the misty Scottish Highlands or an enchanted English forest. Enjoy the arrangements that have been described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.”

Saturday Sessions - Pop/Rock Redux with Steve Glotzer

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Guitarist for Soul Sacrifice, A Tribute To Santana , Steve Glotzer brings a renewed melodic style with a fresh approach to songs by The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Randy Newman, and Joni Mitchell as well as original compositions.
Saturday, May 23, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Gadbaw and Krimmel: Celtic Harp and Vocal Harmony

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Gadbaw and Krimmel are known for their rich harmonies, intricate rhythms and a beautiful balance between harp and percussion. Described by Colorado Public Radio as “stunning,” the duo perform original, traditional and art pieces that hint at ancient Irish roots – ranging from Gaelic tunes and sea shanties to Yeats poetry set to ethereal Celtic harp accompaniment.
Saturday, May 16, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall - Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Le Montagnard with Mountain Music Duo: Songs from the Alps for Oboe and Guitar

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Join classical guitarist James Cline and oboist Tenly Williams for a performance evocative of the Alps! Enjoy music by French composer Napoleon Coste and Italian virtuoso guitarist Mauro Giuliani. Tenly and James have been presenting music for the unique combination of oboe and guitar for more than a decade, and are thrilled to present these 19th century masterpieces for our Denver Public Library audience.
Saturday, May 9, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall - Level 1
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