The Gen-Y Jazz Quintet
|August 19, 2012|
|June 23, 2013|
We are proud to host an evening with some of the best young jazz artists in Colorado. Gen-Y Jazz Quintet is a group of young college students, 5 of the most talented and dedicated young artists we’ve come across. Their last appearance at Lannie’s was a sell out, standing room only show of jazz lovers and music fans.
They will present two sets of music, funk, blues, jazz standards, and some amazing Gen-Y Jazz originals.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Band leader, IAN LEVY, plays saxophone, flute and clarinet. He was selected as the lead tenor saxophonist in the 2012 and the 2013 Colorado All State Jazz Band and was also chosen to play in the Montreux and the Sacramento Jazz Festivals with the Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars. Additionally, Levy played in the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, in top their top combo, under the direction of Eric Gunnison. A recent graduate of Cherry Creek High School, Ian will be studying jazz performance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. As the band leader of Gen-Y Jazz, Ian has played at such venues in Denver as the Dazzle Jazz Club, Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, the KUVO Radio performance studio (live), and Cervantes. Levy has had the privilege of studying with John Gunther, Peter Sommer, Andy Dahlke, Dave Glasser, Jack LaForte, and Lance Aker, and is currently studying with renown jazz saxophonist, Keith Oxman.
BOBBY FERGUSON is an active percussion and drum set player, playing, recording and educating around Denver. He is a versatile player, gaining experience from many live gigs and his high school ensembles. As a performer, Bobby has played in the Blue Knights World Percussion Ensemble and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars. He traveled to Switzerland in July of 2011 to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
JAKE ALVAREZ plays guitar and was selected to play in the 2012 Colorado All State Jazz Band. Jake received an instrumental soloist award at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival in 2011 and received a best rhythm section soloist award at the Legacy Jazz Festival in 2010. Jake has had the privilege of playing with 20+ CCJA combos over the years, since his 8th grade year.
CONNOR DeFEHR plays bass and tuba. He performs with The Midnight Kites, Nonsense in the Woods, the CU basketball band, Tonescape, Tuturu Jazz Orchestra, The Twinberries, and Zac Hicks. Connor teaches tuba, bass, and beginning guitar and is studying Music Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
JORDAN RUDMAN plays keyboard. He has been an active pianist since the third grade when he began accompanying his school choir. Jordan currently plays with the Colorado Conservatory for Jazz Arts, freelance gigs, and has been an accompanist with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir for the past eight years. In 2010 and 2011, Jordan studied at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, performing with guest artists Ron Blake and Xavier Davis of the Julliard School. He currently studies with Denver pianist and composer, Eric Gunnison and attends East High School in Denver.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
BAILEY GROGAN is an active jazz singer in Denver. She has been singing jazz and classical music since she was 6 years old. In 2001, she was in Young Voices of Colorado and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. In 2012, Bailey was selected to be a part of the Colorado All State Jazz Choir and selected again for the 2013 All State Jazz Choir. Most recently, she sang with the Union Street Jazz Choir and is currently working as a freelance jazz artist locally. Bailey will continue to pursue music and jazz vocals in college.
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, June 23rd at 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
ALMOST SOLD OUT! Call the Box Office for remaining tickets!
We do not issue physical tickets. Once purchased, your name will be added to the show guest list. Please check in with your last name on the night of the performance.
Reserved seating is based on order of purchase and party size, assigned from front to back. The venue is intimate, and no seats are far from the stage.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other shows.
If you have special seating needs, PLEASE let us know in advance.
If you are joining another party, please call the box office at (303) 293 - 0075 and give us the group name so we can be sure you are all seated together. Group seating is not guaranteed if requested within 3 hours of show-time.
We reserve the right to give up reserved seats 10 minutes after the show begins.
Doors typically open one hour prior to show-time (check website).
We serve appetizers, desserts, cocktails, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
VIP ticket price includes sales tax.