For the past 20 years, Dazzle has melded community and culture with intimate music and arts experiences, and a chef-driven menu. We celebrate and commemorate everyday life in an inclusive space where Denver audiences are able to hear some of the best jazz and improvised music from around the world.
Dazzle was first founded in January of 1997. It was the brainchild of Karen Storck and Miles Snyder. After four years of business Donald Rossa, the current owner, was brought in as a partner in 2001. This was the beginning of a new era for Dazzle. Between Donald’s business savvy and Karen and Miles’ love for jazz, a complete vision was able to become a reality and thus a true Jazz Supper Club was born in 2002. Donald went on to buy the restaurant in 2003. Dazzle soon entered a golden era of recognition and quality of standard, winning #1 jazz club in Denver every single year between 2003 – 2018 by Westword Magazine. Dazzle was also distinguished as being a part of the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine numerous times. In June of 2017, Dazzle left its tenured home on 9th and Lincoln and moved to its new home, downtown between the Denver Performing Arts Center and the 16th Street Mall, the historic Baur’s Building. Here we are today, pushing the standards of service and live music further and further.
December 3, 2020 6:30 PM - December 3, 2020 7:30 PM
Jaxon "Rusty Bolt" Bennett was raised under a firm military hand in the rains of Seattle. He’s deeply obsessed with music's structure, form, function, tempo, and lyrics. He has been known to often lock himself away like a 17th century Scottish composer, incessantly laboring over his craft. His passion for his music is only matched by his desire to see hungry people sing his words and dance to forget sorrows.
December 4, 2020 6:30 PM - December 4, 2020 8:30 PM
Cass is known for her big, bluesy voice and broad vocal range that comfortably goes from Blues/Rock to R&B, Soul and edgy Country sounds alike. Early influences of old-school blues, gospel, R&B and jazz can be heard in her powerful vocal style, song choices and lyrics. Cass is an award-winning songwriter and is passionate about making sure the lyrics are the center of the song. Regardless of the genre in which she is singing, she feels most connected to the blues vocalist tradition. Influences include Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Albert King, Koko Taylor, Etta James, Keb Mo, Nina Simone, BB King, Mahalia Jackson, and Aretha Franklin.
December 6, 2020 2:00 PM - December 6, 2020 4:00 PM
Experience improvisation in jazz and classical styles like never heard before with Inspire Duo. Our music features the music of Christen Stephens on the flute and Craig Woodward on the piano.
Inspire Duo creates purely improvisational music inspired by people, art and life. Often, our performances may sound planned or composed, but we actually spontaneously create each song in the moment.
December 15, 2020 7:00 PM - December 15, 2020 9:00 PM
Instrumental crossover string group Spinphony presents a special holiday performance of beloved seasonal tunes that breaks down barriers between classical, rock, and pop music. Whether you’re a fan of AC/DC, Vivaldi, or Bruno Mars, Spinphony will put a twist on holiday classics in a way everyone will love!
December 16, 2020 7:00 PM - December 16, 2020 9:00 PM
Join Denver favorite LAPOMPE for a very special and rare live performance. LAPOMPE is a Denver-based Hot-Club Jazz group that fuses eclectic American standards with French ballads, burning Django Reinhardt tunes, and soulful originals. The band has been nominated by multiple publications for best jazz band on the front range and won the 2017 Producers Choice award at the Westword Music Showcase. By combining swinging vocals and high energy instrumentals they are keeping vintage jazz alive for a whole new generation."
December 19, 2020 2:00 PM - December 19, 2020 4:00 PM
Join the Annie Booth Trio and special guest crooner Max Wellman for one of Denver's most cherished holiday traditions - the annual Charlie Brown Christmas show at Dazzle! Pianist Annie Booth and her longtime triomates, bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Alejandro Castaño along with vocalist Max Wellman are thrilled to share music in their seventh year of this engagement, performing the swinging, memorable music from Vince Guaraldi's celebrated soundtrack along with some of their favorite Christmas classics, reimagined and energized. Open to all ages, this show is the perfect way to celebrate the joy of the season with friends and family. Additional appearance 12/19/20 5:30
more shows through December 22, 2020