Check Out Happy Hour at Dazzle at the Arts Complex

Happy Hour at Dazzle is available only in the El Chapultepec Piano Lounge, Monday – Friday, 3PM – 6PM.

Great for after work or before a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

(Sometimes you might even catch a soundcheck for that evening’s show.)

Where to eat before a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Happy Hour at Dazzle is perfect for a light bite from 3PM – 6PM, Monday through Friday. Our regular menu is always available in the Bar and El Chapultepec Piano Lounge during other operating hours, so stop by before or after a show.

Christian McBride & Mr. Ron Carter At Dazzle

That’s right, Dazzle is excited to welcome both Mr. Ron Carter and Christian McBride back to the Dazzle stage. Mr. Carter brings his Foursight Quartet to Dazzle this September and Christian McBride & Ursa Major come in February, 2025.

Ron Carter’s Foursight Quartet at Dazzle in Denver, CO

Monday – Thursday, September 9 – 12, 2024

6:30PM & 9PM

Ron Carter brings his Foursight Quartet to Dazzle in Denver, Colorado.

When do tickets go on sale for Ron Carter’s Foursight Quartet?

Excellent question. We expect tickets to be on sale in early June, but that is not confirmed yet. We will update this Music Note (blog) when we have a date.

Are there any Pre-sales?

Another excellent question. Yes, there are three Pre-sales.

  1. First is a 48-hour Sponsor Pre-sale for those who helped us buildout the new space. (Sponsorships are no longer available.)
  2. Next is a 48-hour Member Pre-sale. Memberships are still available. Learn more about Memberships here.
  3. Then comes a rare 24-hour newsletter subscriber Pre-sale. Sign up for the newsletter here.
  4. Lastly, tickets go on sale to the general public.

Christian McBride & Ursa Major

Monday – Thursday, February 17 – 20, 2025

6:30PM & 9PM

Christian McBride and Ursa Major come to Dazzle in Denver, Colorado

When do tickets go on sale for Christian McBride & Ursa Major?

Excellent question. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 23rd.

Are there any Pre-sales for Christian McBride & Ursa Major?

Another excellent question. Yes, there are three Pre-sales.

  1. May 18th: 48-hour Sponsor Pre-sale for those who helped us buildout the new space. (Sponsorships are no longer available.)
  2. May 20th: 48-hour Member Pre-sale. Memberships are still available. Learn more about Memberships here.
  3. May 22nd: A rare 24-hour newsletter subscriber Pre-sale. Sign up for the newsletter here.
  4. May 23rd: Tickets go on sale to the general public.

I’m having trouble understanding the seating chart. Can I see a picture of where the seats are?

Yes, we created this fabulous page where you can see all of the seats in relation to the stage. Click here.

If it’s your first time at Dazzle, you’ll enjoy the layout as it’s reflective of the theater-in-the-round seating from Greek and Roman outdoor theaters. Every seat is less that 25 feet away from the stage.

Other FAQs can be found here.

What other shows with local Artists are similar to these?

Dazzle is incredibly proud of our local lineup because the talent here rivals most touring shows.

Ken Walker is an upright bassist and Dazzle Artist In Resident who has played on our stages monthly since 2011. You can catch his show the last Friday of every month.

Ken Walker Sextet

Last Friday of every month at 6:30PM

Full Show Description & Ticket Links:

May 31st

June 28th

Daryl Gott/Myles Sloniker Quartet

Tuesday, May 21 – 6PM

Full Show Description & Ticket Link:

6PM

Benny Green, Solo Piano

Tuesday, July 30 – 7PM & 9:30PM

Full Show Description & Ticket Links:

7PM

9:30PM

Daruma

Saturday, June 1 – 9:30PM

Full Show Description & Ticket Link:

9:30PM

Support the Nonprofit of the Month: NAMI Colorado

NAMI's logo is a yellow circle with a design in it, then the large letters n, a, m, i. Next to that it says, "Colorado," and in small print below it says National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Colorado is the Dazzle Nonprofit of the Month

NAMI COLORADO

NAMI Colorado envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. Their mission is to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Throughout May, donations for NAMI Colorado can be added to any ticket purchase or you can donate directly here.

See the full Dazzle lineup here.

DAZZLE & MENTAL WELLNESS

Mental wellness is an issue that is very near and dear to Dazzle and we find as many ways as possible to help everyone be the best version of themselves, knowing that some days are easier than others. Some of the efforts Dazzle makes include:

  • Last September’s four performances of ‘Gift of Jazz Presents: Chie Imaizumi Little Big Band feat. Randy Brecker and Greg Gisbert’ was composed by Chie to musically represent the journey of feeling helpless, finding hope, and eventually coming out of the darkness. Rocky Mountain PBS did an excellent story on it.
  • United Survivors was the Nonprofit of the Month that September.
  • Carefully crafted non-alcoholic drinks featuring Dhõs as a way to support those who are sober, sober-curious, or simply are not in the mood for alcohol, but still want a special drink.
  • As a business, Dazzle is more inclined to offer complimentary food items as opposed to alcohol because we never want anyone to feel pressured to drink. Any complimentary alcohol offers can be exchanged for non-alcoholic drinks.
  • During the pandemic, Dazzle not only had a food pantry, but often connected musicians with mental health resources and other life necessities.

MENTAL WELLNESS RESOURCES

If you or anyone you know is struggling, please call Colorado Crisis Services at this toll-free number, 1-844-493-8255, to speak to a trained professional.

NAMI Colorado’s website is full of resources to learn more about mental illness for yourself and those you love.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame provides a number of both Colorado and national organizations that have services available to you at no or low-cost.

CHOW (Culinary Hospitality Outreach Wellness) prides itself on being a Resource Broker and has a list of resources that are available anytime.

Dazzle Is Westword’s Best of Denver 2024 x3

Dazzle is honored by the people of Denver to win not one, not two, but THREE Westword Best of Denver 2024 awards.

THANK YOU, DENVER!

Best Jazz Club (Music & Venues)

Best Blues Club (Reader’s Choice, three years in a row)

Best Late-night Jazz

Dazzle has brought so much to the jazz scene since it opened its doors at 930 Lincoln Street in 1997, but the venue really showed its love for the city by deciding to spotlight another jazz club when it had its long-anticipated reopening in the Denver Performing Arts Complex last August. The El Chapultepec Piano Lounge honors the come-as-you-are spot that closed during the pandemic, in partnership with the El Chapultepec Legacy Project. Dedicated to maintaining the ‘Pec’s legacy, the lounge offers late-night sets from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays — and they’re all free.

Westword, Best of Denver 2024

WE WANT YOU TO BECOME A DAZZLE MEMBER TODAY

Become a Dazzle Member at Westword’s Best of Denver 2024’s Best Jazz Club, Best Late-night Jazz (at our El Chapultepec Piano Bar), and Best Blues Club. Start taking advantage of the perks, including the 2024 Fall Lineup pre-sale that starts April 17th.

From the Pick of the Pec basic membership level to the top Big Horn level, becoming a Member is the best way to make the most of your experience at Dazzle.

Please note: Gift cards may not be redeemed for Memberships

To purchase or discuss further, contact Kelley at Kelley@DazzleDenver.com or 720.862.9170.

Kerrie Joy & Nelo Present: Dope $h!t with Friends Photo Credit: Mark Payler

DAZZLE MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES

Pre-sales for touring shows and big local shows, such as New Year’s Eve.
Memberships are good for 12 months from the date of purchase. If you purchase the Big Horn level, and already have tickets to touring shows within the next few months, contact Kelley to discuss an appropriate start date for your Dazzle Membership at Kelley@DazzleDenver.com or 720.862.9170.
Prices listed include taxes and processing fees.
To purchase or discuss further, contact Kelley at Kelley@DazzleDenver.com or 720.862.9170.

UPCOMING 2024 FALL LINEUP PRE-SALE

On Wednesday, April 17, Dazzle begins its Fall Lineup Pre-sale with eight Fall touring shows released every few days for two weeks. (There’s even a bonus ninth show, but that’s a secret surprise.) A Dazzle Membership gets you pre-sale access to purchase tickets before the general public.

DAZZLE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

PICK OF THE PEC

$250

Pre-sale period for Members takes place 24-48 hours after the Sponsor’s pre-sale and before the general public. (To put it in perspective, 4-8 tickets are usually sold during the Sponsor’s pre-sale, so Members still have lots of great seats available.)
TWO tickets per year for performances $50 and under. You pick the show.
20% discount on tickets for local performances. (Limit two discounted tickets per Artist. This cannot be used with the ‘TWO tickets per year for performances $50 and under’.)
Dedicated Dazzle Concierge to handle ticketing requests.
Invitations to private events once or twice a year.

COLORADO RIVER

$500

All the benefits of Pick of the Pec.
TEN tickets per year for local performances (limit two tickets per Artist).

CHARLIE’S SEAT

$1,500

All the benefits of the Pick of the Pec.
Unlimited tickets per year for local performances (limit two tickets per Artist).

BIG HORN

$3,000

All the benefits of the Pick of the Pec.
Unlimited tickets per year for ALL performances, including touring shows (limit two tickets per Artists).
Additional tickets to touring shows may be purchased for a 20% discount (limit two per Artist).
One artist meet-and-greet annually.

Current lineup can be found here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Touring Shows at Dazzle in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Touring Shows List Updated Monthly

These are the touring shows that are coming to Denver. All of the other shows on our website are top local musicians.

Otis Taylor

Thurs., May 16 – 6:30PM

Thurs., May 16 – 9PM

Kurt Rosenwinkel The Next Step Reunion Tour

Thur., May 23 – 6:30PM

Thur., May 23 – 9PM

SOLD OUT Bill Frisell featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston

Fri., June 7 – 7PM

Fri., June 7 – 9:30PM

Stephane Wrembel

Tues., June 18 – 7PM

Band 2 featuring Rolling Stones’ Bernard Fowler & Tim Ries

Fri., June 21 – 7PM

Fri., June 21 – 9:30PM

KUVO Super Sonido presents Tonina

Wed., July 10 – 7PM

Wed., July 10 – 9:30PM

Jarrod Lawson

Thurs., July 11 – 7PM

Thurs., July 11 – 9:30PM

Sexmob

Wed., August 7 – 7PM

Wed., August 7 – 9:30PM

Bill Charlap Trio

Tues., August 13 – 7PM

Tues., August 13 – 9:30PM

Wed., August 14 – 7PM

Wed., August 14 – 9:30PM

säje

Thurs., August 15 – 6:30PM

Thurs., August 15 – 9PM

Fred Wesley & The New JBs

Wed., August 28 – 6:30PM

Wed., August 28 – 9PM

Thurs., August 29 – 6:30PM

Thurs., August 29 – 9PM

Garaj Mahal

Fri., September 6 – 6:30PM

Fri., September 6 – 9PM

Annie Booth Trio Album Release: Here, There & Everywhere: The Beatles Songbook (live)

Fri., September 13 – 6:30PM

Fri., September 13 – 9PM

Sat., September 14 – 6:30PM

Sat., September 14 – 9PM

Johnny Rawls

Sun., September 15 – 6:30PM

Jazzmeia Horn

Thurs., September 19 – 6:30PM

Thurs., September 19 – 9PM

Fri., September 20 – 6:30PM

Fri., September 20 – 9PM

Russell Malone

Sun., September 22 – 4:30PM

Sun., September 22 – 7PM

Mon., September 23 – 6:30PM

Mon., September 23 – 9PM

Brandee Younger

Thurs., September 26 – 7PM

Thurs., September 26 – 9:30PM

Paa Kow

Sat., September 28 – 7PM

Kris Davis Trio

Tues., October 8 – 6:30PM

Tues., October 8 – 9PM

Morgan James

Wed., October 9 – 6:30PM

Wed., October 9 – 9PM

Kassa Overall

Thurs., October 24 – 7PM

Thurs., October 24 – 9:30PM

Nduduzo Makhathini

Mon., November 11 – 9PM

Chad LB Quartet

Sat., November 16 – 6:30PM

Sat., November 16 – 9PM

Sun., November 17 – 5PM

Sun., November 17 – 7:30PM

Stella Cole Quartet

Thurs., Dec 12 – 6:30PM

Thurs., Dec 12 – 9PM


Upcoming Touring shows and member presales

Benny Green (on sale May 18th)

Tues., July 30 – 7PM

Tues., July 30 – 9:30PM

OKAN (on sale May 19th)

Tues, August 20 – 7PM

Tues., August 20 – 9:30PM

Ron Carter’s Foursight Quartet (on sale early June)

Mon., September 9th through the 12th- 6:30 & 9PM, more info soon!

Oz Noy Trio with Jimmy Haslip & Anton Fig (on sale May 20th)

Wed., September 25 – 7PM

Wed., September 25 – 9:30PM

Christian McBride and Ursa Major (member presale May 18 – 22, public sale begins May 23)

Mon., February 17, 2025 – 6:30PM

Mon., February 17, 2025 – 9PM

Tues., February 18, 2025 – 6:30PM

Tues., February 18, 2025 – 9PM

Wed., February 19, 2025 – 6:30PM

Wed., February 19, 2025 – 9PM

Thurs., February 20, 2025 – 6:30PM

Thurs., February 20, 2025 – 9PM


Updated: May 14, 2024

Nonprofit of the Month: Youth on Record ‘Music Matters March’

Dazzle is excited to be supporting the next generation of young artists in Denver and the ever-growing Colorado creative economy during the whole month of March!

All March long donations can be added to any ticket purchase for the Denver nonprofit Youth on Record!

If you’re not already familiar with this all-star organization Youth on Record empowers Colorado’s underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic, and personal best by employing local professional artists as their educators.

Youth on Record offers for-credit classes in Denver and Aurora schools free after-school music workshops for youth ages 14-20, paid internships, and more! Their programs empower 1700 teens in some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools inspiration and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow.

You can learn more and check out other participating Music Matters March businesses by visiting youthonrecord.org

We’re excited to support this organization and hope you’ll join us in declaring that MUSIC MATTERS all month long.

Donations can also be made directly to Youth on Record here.

Dazzle Is Hiring a Social Media Coordinator

Overview

Dazzle is a 27-year-old Jazz club located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. We take great pride in putting a wide variety of Artists on our stages and have a deep understanding that when we do our marketing jobs well, more tickets are sold, which means Artists make more money. Everybody wins.

A Social Media Coordinator for DazzleJazz Inc. owns the flow of content ideation, publication, and tracking of social content for the company’s digital platforms. We are looking for a candidate with an authentic passion for digital media and live music, particularly Jazz, with an initiative to join a creative and collaborative environment. Loving live music is great, but loving the intersection of social media, digital marketing, technology, and pop culture is even more important.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and participation in the creation and publishing of social media content on all platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Build and execute the social content calendar. 
  • Execute and contribute to ideation of social sales content and telling Dazzle’s story.
  • Participate in the ideation and brainstorming of creative and promotional content.
  • Collaborate with various parts of the larger Dazzle team, including production, food & beverage services, Artists, customer engagement, and sales.
  • Directly participate in Customer Service.
  • Analyze week-to-week analytics and demonstrate agility to make content changes based on data.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Digital Media, or a related field or 4+ years of work experience in digital marketing.
  • Extensive knowledge of Jazz or a passion for researching it.
  • Experience and proficiency in design programs such as Adobe.
  • Minimum one (1) year relevant work experience or related internships.
  • Excellent copywriting and proofreading skills, with ability to write concisely in Dazzle’s voice across platforms.
  • Experience in creation of social narratives through written and visual content.

Salary

Salary is based on experience and starts at $25 / hour.

Inquiries

Send resume and letter of interest to Kelley@DazzleDenver.com

February’s Nonprofit of the Month: James Dewitt Yancey Foundation

The J Dilla Foundation was changed to the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation in January 2015 to honor Maureen Yancey-Smith Son for his legacy and to coincide with the induction into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Madukes has dedicated her life to the upliftment of youth and encouraging their interest in education through music and the arts. Madukes is an advocate of the Hip-Hop Education Center@ NYU. Madukes and the J Dilla Foundation was presented with the “Extra Credit Award” for “Best National Organization in 2015 and continue with THE J DILLA MUSIC TECH GRANT with VH1 Save The Music Foundation .

The James Dewitt Yancey Foundation has expanded with chapters in Detroit, Minnesota, Atlanta, Chicago, London, Las Vegas, Australia, LA, NYC, Miami, Surbia, VA,TX, ect (Coming Soon) 2023

THE MISSION:

     If we don’t take charge of opening doors for our youth, their future will always be at risk. The mission is very simple: It’s for and about the Children! The James Dewitt Yancey Foundation and all it’s members will strive to make a better tomorrow for todays youth. Madukes is at work daily in keeping the legacy alive.

 The Legacy: James Dewitt Yancey JAY DEE / J.DILLA) 

DILLA’s legacy is celebrated in over 30 major cities worldwide during the month of February commemorating his birth & death

(February 7, 1972 – February 10, 2006). 

All donations added to ticket sales throughout February will be donated to the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation.

You can donate directly here.

J Dilla Tribute Show

KUVO’s Jazz Odyssey Presents: The King of Beats: A Tribute to J Dilla Presented by Manycolors

Saturday, Feb. 10

6:30PM Tickets: https://www.dazzledenver.com/live-music/#/events/69697

9PM Tickets: https://www.dazzledenver.com/live-music/#/events/69696

Show Description

James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged in the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan, as one third of the music group Slum Village. He was also a member of the Soulquarians, a musical collective active during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Although his life and career were short, J Dilla is widely considered to be one of the most influential producers in the hip-hop genre. It was described in The Guardian that “his affinity for crafting lengthy, melodic loops peppered with breakbeats and vocal samples took instrumental hip-hop into new, more musically complex realms.”

ManyColors pays homage to the great J Dilla with an inspired soul-hop stew of fresh jazz harmonies embedded in a lo-fi soundscape with an irresistible rhythmic pocket. An emergent four-piece band, ManyColors opens up new musical space by using a hip-hop format to explore chords and motifs usually reserved for jazz.

Come see ManyColors pay tribute to “The King of Beats” in an intimate setting right in the heart of downtown Denver.

Brant Williams – guitar/samples

Eric Luba – electric keyboards/piano

Kirwan Brown – bass

Braxton Kahn – drums