The series dates back to 2011, when The Gift of Jazz first highlighted the contributions of the talented Denver-area jazz musicians who happen to be women with a concert at the Governor’s Mansion. Since then, we have presented many events celebrating the contributions of this growing contingent of notable female artists here, including events that paid tribute to Nina Simone, Regina Carter and Melody Gardot to name a few.
The band we are presenting on September 11th at Dazzle is an all-female jazz trio led by pianist/composer Carmen Sandim with Juli Roster and Amy Shelly performing her original Brazilian inspired compositions.
Future Women in Jazz events will include a big band celebration of the compositions penned by Japanese-American composer Toshiko Akiyoshi, scheduled for this November at a date and venue to be announced shortly.
Over her 30+ year relationship with music, award-winning composer and pianist Carmen Sandim has explored a variety of music styles – from performing with a Symphony orchestra, to composing TV jingles, to scoring for independent movies and Big Band, to leading her own Jazz groups.
Emmaline is a 23-year-old singer and songwriter possessing a smoky, jazz-infused, genre-fluid voice admirable as much for the range of traditional sounds she draws upon, as for her startling freshness—fresh, as in new and innovative as well as in attitude and sly humor. Her songs are bold in statement and soft in feel, her flow supple and precise. She prides herself in being one who has listened with deep intention to her heroes—Anita O’Day and Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo—and has already learned to rise above questions of category with a healthy sense of musical identity and forethought.
This Ohio artist has 2 releases: All My Sweetest Dreams and Necessity. Necessity includes “Ladylike”, “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, “Necessity” and “Peppermint Kisses.”
Emmaline is part of the new class of jazz artists. You can hear the jazz greats wrapped in her music. Her own music has the sound of being standards for years to come.
“Above The Ashes: A Virtual Concert for Marshall Fire Relief” is a collaborative effort by businesses, media outlets and musicians to raise money for the Boulder Community Relief Fund. While there are a number of local fundraisers, we wanted to reach people who do not live near in-person fundraisers or who are not yet comfortable with live events. The Marshall fire left all of us in East Boulder County, and beyond, reeling and saddened by the number of people who lost everything. In response to this tragedy, Fox Tracks Music and The Muse Performance Space are collaborating with Dazzle, Colorado Public Radio, The Colorado Sound, KUVO Jazz, and many others to produce a recorded video fundraiser with proceeds directly supporting the victims of the Marshall Fire. Musicians filmed and recorded 2-3 songs with Fox Tracks Music at The Muse Performance Space. One of each musician’s recorded songs will be in the video that airs on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.as a YouTube Premiere
Participating artists include a wide swath of Colorado artists including The Velveteers, Trace Bundy, Break Science with Hunter Roberts, Ritmo Jazz Latino, The Still Tide, David Lawrence and the Spoonful, Julia Kirkwood, Emma Rose, The Delta Sonics, Allie Chipkin, ZiMBiRA, Expeditions feat. Pete Lewis and Clare Church of the Muse Performance Space, Chas Wetherbee and David Korevaar, Gabriel Mervine Quartet feat. Joey Porter & Dave Watts (of The Motet), Joshua Halpern, Takács Quartet, ARS Nova Singers, Boulder Bach Festival, ETHNO (Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation) and more.
Donations will be collected through this dedicated link on The Muse Performance Space’s website with proceeds sent directly to the Boulder Community Fund at