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The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle Jazz Club – by Robin McNeil

Monday evening, November 10, the Dazzle Jazz Club on Lincoln Street in Denver, hosted the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (MJO). In turn, the MJO hosted the Rocky Mountain High School Jazz Band. As most of you know, Rocky Mountain High School is in Fort Collins. The jazz band is directed by Kenyon Scheurman, and I will […]

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Fall 2014 Instrumental Music Roundup

A preview by Robin McNeil Scen3 Fall 2014 Instrumental Music Roundup This coming concert season is going to be very exciting because it contains some rarely heard music, music that we know, and music which is so important in all of music literature, that you simply must go hear it. Some of the organizations listed […]

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High School Kids and All That Jazz

An article by Marc Shulgold Oh, how the hand-wringing of jazz lovers was everywhere to be found a few years back. With good reason: A survey in 2008 showed that young folks had become increasingly indifferent to this American-born music. The median age of those who went to a jazz show then was 46, compared […]

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and Ballet Ariel at the Arvada Center

A Review of The Birth of Rock and Roll by Robin McNeil  Thursday evening, August 8, I attended a performance at the Arvada Center Amphitheater given by the Ballet Ariel with the music provided by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. This was a different ballet performance in that it depicted the history of pop music and […]

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Ballet Ariel’s The Birth of Rock and Roll: A Preview

By Marc Shulgold Talk about strange bedfellows—Classical ballet and classic rock. Imagine Elvis crooning, “You can do anything but lay off of my pink point shoes.” But then, the Joffrey has danced to Prince songs, Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe enjoys a Beach Boys soundtrack. Locally, Ballet Nouveau Colorado has danced to Queen, among others. So […]

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