Live Music Fridays with Paul Musso Trio
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays with Paul Musso Trio

Van Gogh Vodka Presents

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

Featured Artist: Paul Musso Trio

-No Cover-

Open seating in the bar with
Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732

 

Paul Musso, is a veteran music educator and freelance guitarist who has performed throughout Colorado area with many diverse ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Boulder Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Westcliff Jazz Festival. He is also a prolific author of jazz guitar books with Mel Bay: Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar/Teaching Your Guitar to Walk, Graded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos and his most recent release, Developing Jazz Guitar Solos and co-author of Mel Bay’s 2000 Jazz Guitar, where Paul shares the bill with greats Johnny Smith, John Abercrombie, Buckey Pizzarelli, George Van Eps, Andy Summers and many others. Paul is the director of the Guitar Program at the University of Colorado Denver has been with CU Denver over fifteen years teaching fretboard theory, commercial guitar styles, applied guitar studies, jazz theory, songwriting, improvisation and mentoring a host of guitar ensembles.

Live Music Fridays with Dave Honig Trio
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays with Dave Honig Trio

  • Rialto Cafe

VAN GOGH VODKA PRESENTS

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

EVERY FRIDAY AT 7:30PM

FEATURED ARTIST: Dave Honig

-NO COVER-

Open seating in the bar with
Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732

Just Announced: Chris Daniels to play at Live Music Fridays
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Just Announced: Chris Daniels to play at Live Music Fridays

  • Rialto Cafe

VAN GOGH VODKA PRESENTS

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

EVERY FRIDAY AT 7:30PM

FEATURED ARTIST: Chris "Spoons" Daniels

-NO COVER-

Open seating in the bar with
Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732

Chris "Spoons" Daniels is an American bandleader, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A member of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, he is best known for his work with Chris Daniels & the Kings, a band he has led since 1984. He is considered an "icon of Colorado music" and is recognized for his role as a member of Magic Music, frequently described as Colorado's first jam band.

Live Music Fridays with Sean McGowan Trio
Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays with Sean McGowan Trio

  • Rialto Cafe

VAN GOGH VODKA PRESENTS

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

EVERY FRIDAY AT 7:30PM

FEATURED ARTIST: Sean McGowan Trio

-NO COVER-

Open seating in the bar with Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732

Sean McGowan is a fingerstyle jazz guitarist who combines many diverse musical influences with unconventional techniques to create a broad palette of textures within his compositions and arrangements for solo guitar. His first recording, River Coffee won the Best Independent Release of the Year Award (2002) from Acoustic Guitar magazine and music from the recording has been featured on BBC’s “Great Guitars” radio program, and has been published in Japan’s Acoustic Guitar magazine and Mel Bay’s Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar, Vol. 3 (2005). His recordings Indigo (2008) and Sphere: the Music of Thelonious Monk (2011) offer compelling portraits of classic jazz standards performed on solo electric archtop guitar. Sphere was named one of Acoustic Guitar magazine’s “Essential Albums of 2011”, and Sean was recently featured on the cover of Fingerstyle 360 magazine (Summer 2012). 

As a soloist, Sean has performed at several festivals including the Novi Sad International Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Napa Valley, Copper Mountain Guitar Town, the Newport Guitar Festival, and the Classic American Guitar Show in New York. He has also collaborated with several dance and improv companies, as well as with jazz and acoustic musicians throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Sean is an avid arts educator and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Music and the Guitar Program Director at the University of Colorado Denver. He earned a DMA in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has conducted workshops at colleges throughout the country. Sean is a strong advocate for injury prevention and health education for musicians, and his workshops incorporate a holistic approach to playing. He is also a contributing editor and educational advisor for Acoustic Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar Journal magazines. He is the author of the String Letter book/DVD instructional projects Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials and Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.

 

Live Music Friday with Adam Bodine Trio
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Friday with Adam Bodine Trio

  • Rialto Cafe

VAN GOGH VODKA PRESENTS

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

EVERY FRIDAY AT 7:30PM

FEATURED ARTIST: Adam Bodine Trio

-NO COVER-

Open seating in the bar with
Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732

Based out of Colorado, USA, the Adam Bodine Trio is an entertaining and dynamic ensemble that makes creative instrumental music. Most often categorized as jazz, their sound embraces and integrates a multitude of genres, styles, influences and cultural persuasions.

Led by pianist and composer Adam Bodine, this talented trio primarily showcases its young bandleader’s original compositions. Adam's song catalog is extensive, eclectic and it embodies an optimum framework for his spirited, imaginative and often humorous musical personality to shine. Bodine's band is also equipped with a massive assortment of cover material, including compelling interpretations of familiar pop and rock hits, evocative theme songs, choice standards and obscure classics. Complimented by bass and drums, the Adam Bodine Trio features an expansive rotation of several outstanding and accomplished musicians.*

A prolific producer and bandleader, Adam Bodine has recorded and released five full-length albums with his trio: Evergroove Session (2015), Adam Bodine Trio Plays Nirvana (2013), Up 'N Hear (2011), Blue Mud (2010) and The Chauffeur (2009). Recipients of great acclaim locally, nationally and internationally, all of these albums continue to be acquired by fans and various distributive entities across North America, throughout Europe, as well as Japan. Even more, several tracks from these recordings continue to receive steady airplay on terrestrial and satellite radio stations worldwide. In addition, Bodine has also made available from his archives an assortment of live recordings with his group. 

With that, performing live in front of a discernible audience finds the Adam Bodine Trio amplifying its artistry to spectacular dimensions. Their shows radiate a fun, spontaneous and playful presence and feature stellar musicianship, expressive improvisation and venturesome interplay. Always fresh and thoughtful in its song selection, every Adam Bodine Trio gig stages a production unto itself.

Especially on their home front of the Mile High City, Bodine and his band have received much praiseworthy recognition and have accumulated many impressive credentials. Recently aired on Rocky Mountain PBS, Adam was spotlighted in an interview, along with a performance by his trio, in a documentary commemorating the success and important cultural impact of Denver's renowned radio station Jazz89 KUVO. Bodine has also been recognized multiple times as a Featured Artist by the station. Even more, the Adam Bodine Trio has wowed crowds at Denver's legendary Five Points Jazz Festival,  City Park Jazz's Summer Concert Series, as well as a number of popular festivals and venerable venues throughout the region. A favorite and frequent performer at one of the nation's premier jazz clubs Dazzle Jazz, Adam and his trio have put on a variety of successful concerts on its illustrious stage. And a recent wonderful addition to Denver's blossoming music scene, the hip new jazz lounge Nocturne has played host to many exciting Adam Bodine Trio gigs, including a very well received multi-month-long artist residency.

In addition to public performances, the Adam Bodine Trio is also experienced in providing high quality musical entertainment for a variety of private events. A prime choice for all sorts of gatherings, functions, parties, receptions and ceremonies, they are experts at creating pleasant, fun and tasteful ambiences. Always professional and friendly, Adam's top-notch musical services come highly recommended by every client, event coordinator, production company and venue he and his trio have had the pleasure of working with.

For those interested in being updated on some of Adam's current musical involvements and whereabouts, you are encouraged to sign up on his email list, like his Facebook page, and/or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. And check out Adam's other website adambodinemusic.com for even more music related stuff.

Live Music Fridays with Clint Dadian Trio
Mar
17
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays with Clint Dadian Trio

  • Rialto Cafe

Van Gogh Vodka Presents

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

Every Friday at 7:30PM

Featured Artist: Clint Dadian Trio

-No Cover-

Open seating in the bar with
Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732

Live Music Fridays with Blake Eberhard Trio
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays with Blake Eberhard Trio

  • Rialto Cafe

VAN GOGH VODKA PRESENTS

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

EVERY FRIDAY BEGINNING FEBRUARY 10TH AT 7:30PM

FEATURED ARTIST: Blake Eberhard Trio

-NO COVER-

Open seating in the bar with Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Blake Eberhard is a Denver native who has been active in the local music scene for over 25 years, including gigs and recordings with Pan Jumbies during the last 10+ years. He has played everything from  elegant jazz for U.S. Presidents to blistering heavy metal for frenzied fans in Europe. Blake has played with John Denver, Bobby Vinton, Wind Machine and Dr. John, plus numerous regional and international recordings. In addition to a busy playing schedule, Blake also teaches privately, tutoring about 30 students each week. Of all the many styles of music he plays, Blake thinks playing calypso and reggae are among the most fun. "It's impossible to not dance!!"

Live Music Fridays with Steve Glotzer
Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays with Steve Glotzer

  • Rialto Cafe

Steve Glotzer has been performing his unique blend of latin, jazz and blues around the country at clubs, festivals and concerts for over thirty years. Often compared to Ottmar Liebert, and described as “Wes Montgomery meets Bruce Cockburn”, he has opened shows for a wide range of artists such as Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Dr. John, Larry Coryell, David Grisman, Son Seals, David Wilcox, Sonia Dada Roger McGuinn, John Cowen, and Richard Elliott, just to name a few.
Steve has released six CDs; Acoustically Speaking, A Softer Side, Memory of One, Lately, Acoustic Christmas, and Life Imitates Art. His music has been featured in movies and TV, on such shows as Diane Sawyers’s Documentary “Children of the Mountain”, Knight Rider, Young and the Restless, Oprah, Desperate Housewives, Wife Swap, ED, One Life To Live,  Passions, King of the Hill, Martha Stewart Living, The Weather Channel, the Bachelor/Bachelorette,  Sony’s Friends with Money, and theMGM movie A Guy Thing.

Feb
10
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music Fridays - Beginning February 10th

  • Rialto Cafe

Van Gogh Vodka Presents

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

Every Friday beginning February 10th at 7:30PM

Featured Artist: Scott Grove Trio

-No Cover-

Open seating in the bar with
Classic Cocktail Specials & Dinner Features

Or for Dinner Reservations: Wendy: (303) 260-4732