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Denver Jazz Band 1

The bass player is the leader of this Denver Jazz Band. His hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area, where he learned to play many musical styles.

In 1980, he moved to Colorado with his Denver Jazz Band, and has since been a sought after sideman on over 100 albums, including Grammy award winner Tim O'Brien, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Sally Taylor, (daughter of James and Carly), James Van Buren with Richie Cole, Keith Oxman, Mary Flower, and Mary Ann Moore.

He has played for President Bill Clinton and other luminaries over the years. He has toured Europe and regularly appears at festivals and clubs across the country.

Denver Jazz Band credits

He has performed with such legendary performers as Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Kenny Loggins, New Orleans piano sensation Henry Butler, Fred Wesley (of the James Brown funky horn section), Buddy Tate (of the original Count Basie Band), Bruno Carr (the drummer for Ray Charles, Herbie Mann, and many jazz greats), and a couple of great New York based jazz vocalists Allan Harris and Tom Lellis.

Denver Jazz Band shows

He has opened shows for B.B. King, Kenny Rogers, Wilson Pickett, Koko Taylor, and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, to name a few.

He assembles various sized groups, anything from a duo to a ten piece Denver Jazz Band that can perform Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, Acoustic Music, and Latin/World Music genres.

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Country United States
City Denver
State/Province Colorado

9 responses to “Denver Jazz Band 1”

  1. Client says:

    Jared and I would like to thank you for the great tunes at our wedding. You and your band helped in creating a very special day for us. You all are still a major topic of conversation among our friends and family. Thank you!
    Lauren & Jared

  2. Client says:

    We wanted to thank you and the trio for providing such wonderful music at our wedding. It created a fantastic mood for the day. You and Andy playing, and Mary Ann’s magnificent voice were fantastic! We are so appreciative of all the time you took to learn our special songs. When you did “You Make Me So Very Happy”, it was a very special moment for us. Mary Ann did a wonderful job with the vocals. David Clayton Thomas would be proud. Thank you again for all your hard work. We hope to see you again many times in the future. Perhaps we can have you play at our 10th anniversary party. Plans are already in the works!
    David and Joan S.

  3. Client says:

    David and I would like to thank you for your music at our wedding reception at Black Canyon Inn. It added the perfect mood, and the music was GREAT! … You were affordable and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend you to anyone. Thanks for your gift of music.
    Karyn G. & David N.

  4. Client says:

    I just wanted you to know how much I, and really all of us, enjoyed your entertainment last night at our Holiday Party. I had so many comments about how you and your group were just perfect for the evening. Your timely tunes really added to the atmosphere and you weren’t so loud as to overpower conversations, a real problem sometimes. I will certainly recommend you in the future. Best of luck, and happy holidays!
    Brian E. N. Executive Director – Boulder Hotel & Motel Association

  5. Client says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful talents at our wedding. The music was phenomenal and helped to create my perfectly imagined atmosphere at the reception! Everyone was raving about Mary Ann’s talent as well as the efforts of [the band]! I would recommend you to anyone – we could not have been more pleased! Thank you once again for taking care of all our needs and making our reception perfect!
    Jennifer F. R.

  6. Client says:

    … Once I was installed in place up front, looking out at my family and friends, a few beats went by and I looked over at you on the bass. I can’t believe you would remember it, but you gave me a wink and a smile and with that, the three of you moved into “There Is No Greater Love.” Those first notes hit, and my wife-to-be appeared, and my eyes welled up and I nearly lost it. It was a truly perfect moment, and I will never forget it.
    It’s not often in life that things turn out just the way you hoped they would, and when they do (and even surpass your hopes), it’s quite a powerful experience. Your music, and the feel you three lent to it and the event, were an integral part of that.
    Matt S.

  7. Client says:

    The music at the wedding was AMAZING! Bill Kopper was a perfect recommendation for the ceremony. We were nervous about the dining hall layout, and how it would affect the music and dancing. You made sure it all worked out. Everyone was blown away by the band. The Zeppelin tune was a big hit – so many people commented on it. It is hard to believe the band had never done “You Send Me” together. And, “I Get By” (With A Little Help From My Friends) – Oh my God – what a last song – completely captured the night. It brought the evening back to the emotions of the ceremony – a chance for us to look around at all our friends and absorb the feelings of the night one last time. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    Peace, S & K

  8. Client says:

    Thank you so much for making our wedding rock! It was such an amazing party, we all had a wonderful time! The music really made the night, everyone was so into the band and you guys were a great hit. “Thank You” was awesome and “All You Need is Love” was such a great way to end the night. Does everyone do the large group hug during that song? That was one of my favorite parts!
    L and P

  9. Client says:

    I wanted to thank you for agreeing to be this year’s entertainment for our Gala last week. You, the guys and Teresa made it soooo special. I’m honored to say that I met and chatted with you and even sat at the same table. Although, I seemed to be up a lot. You’re incredibly talented and have wonderful stage presence. I totally appreciated your performance, solo licks and general courtesy and kindness that you extended to everyone. You were very generous with your time and music and I can’t thank you enough.
    Please put me on your mailing list so that we can become your “new groupies”!
    Lisa C., Board Member – ACCESS Housing, Inc.

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