• December 18th (Thursday): Jazz for Kay - A Tribute to Paul Desmond with Eric Gunnison, leader; Dale Bruning, Rich Chiaraluce, Ken Walker, and Todd Reid. 7 pm at Dazzle Jazz. Tickets are $15. Dazzle Jazz at 930 Lincoln, Denver. firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or call 303-839-5100.
[A Note about Jazz for Kay (Nichols).]
This is another in a series of musical nights dedicated to Frank Nichols’ wife Kay, who passed away in March, 2012. Kay was a lifelong fan of jazz and she and Frank spent many evenings over the years frequenting the jazz spots in Denver, San Diego, and throughout Europe. This performance is dedicated to her many friends whom she loved and meant so much to her.
Writer/author Bruce Crowther of Great Britian and Spain, wrote a wonderful story about Dale Bruning in the August, 2014 issue of JazzJournal of England. It is posted below as a pdf file. Enjoy! And thank you, Bruce. As always, you wrote masterfully.
If you want to watch a fun short video about how Bill Frisell was reunited with his first jazz guitar that he bought from Dale Bruning 37 years ago, click on the following link!
[This view of Twin Peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park is about 35 miles west of Longmont, Colorado.]