New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The Colorado Music
Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental, will host its next induction concert "Jazz Masters and Beyond" Tuesday, November 28, at Paramount Theatre honoring world class musicians who have tremendous ties to the state.
The evening features performances from some members of the induction class—jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves
and her Band, guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpeter Ron Miles, Philip Bailey and Larry Dunn of Earth, Wind, & Fire with Friends.
A closer look at all the inductees, who will be the seventh group for enshrinement in the Hall since its inception in 2011:
Philip Bailey, Andrew Woolfolk, and Larry Dunn long time Denver natives, left in 1972-1973 to join Earth, Wind, & Fire. The band has won 6 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music
Awards, have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band has sold over 100 million records making them one of the world's best selling bands of all time.
grew up in Denver knowing that music was her path. After studying at the University of Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles and recorded and toured with various artists. Reeves was the first vocalist signed to the revived Blue Note label in 1987, and she rose to the top echelon of jazz singers, performing on some of the most prestigious stages of the world and recalling the era of Ella Fitzgerald
Vaughan. She received four Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. The long-time Park Hill resident moved back to Denver in 1992 after years away from home.
Bill Frisell became interested in guitar as a teenager in Denver, playing in rock and R&B bands. Dale Bruning, a Denver-based guitarist and educator, advanced Frisell's preoccupation with jazz; Frisell studied with Johnny Smith at the University of Northern Colorado. He developed a niche through his unique explorations of variations in timbre, using an array of effects. He held the No. 1 spot for guitar in the annual DownBeat Critics Poll in nine out of 10 years. In a career that spans more than 100 recordings, he continues to garner notoriety as one of the world's most well-known and sought-after jazz musicians.
Ron Miles, trumpeter, composer and band leader, a staple of the Denver jazz scene, is solicited all over the world for his unique sound. He studied music at the University of Denver and the Manhattan School of Music
and gained national exposure recording on his own and performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ginger Baker
and the Bill Frisell Quartet. For recent recordings, he has incorporated a trio of himself, Frisell and drummer Brian Blades. Miles has balanced his musical output with his career as an educator at Denver's Metropolitan State
College, where he heads up the jazz studies program.
East High School will be getting a special non-performer award for their long history of musical alumni. Artist who attended East High School include; Philip Bailey, Andrew Woolfolk, and Larry Dunn, three long-time members of Earth, Wind, & Fire, Bill Frisell, Dianne Reeves, Ron Miles, Jamie Laurie from the Flobots, Reese Roper of Five Iron Frenzy, as well as bandleader Paul Whiteman and singer-songwriter Judy Collins, both previously inducted into the Colorado Music
Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental.
The Colorado Music
Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental, is a non-profit organization that educates the public on everything that makes our state's music great, and is currently located at the Trading Post at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Inductees include John Denver
and Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Harry Tuft of the Denver Folklore Center and promoter Barry Fey; the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac
and KIMN radio; Judy Collins, the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels; Stephen Stills/Manassas, Firefall, Poco and the Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band; and "20th Century Pioneers" Glenn
Miller, Paul Whiteman, Max Morath, Billy Murray and Elizabeth
Spencer and Lannie Garrett; Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh
& Barnstorm and Caribou
Produced by AEG Presents reserved seats are available at AltitudeTickets.com starting 10am MT Friday, October 13.
Additional information can be obtained on the Hall's website, www.cmhof.org.