Saturday, June 30, 2007

Boulder Discovery: Jazz It Up

For the music of Harlem, New Orleans and beyond, head downtown to Johnny’s Cigar Bar, says Miriam Paisner, a local dance teacher and jazz fan. Once or twice a weekend, the cigar bar hosts live jazz of all sorts, including an impressive array of vocalists, pianists, duos and combos. “It’s a small, intimate venue—a total of 25 seats,” Paisner says of the smoke-free music room, just perfect for a soulful “Autumn Leaves.” Mostly the gigs remain undiscovered, though lively Brazilian music by the superb SambaSong trio will likely draw a crowd to the Johnny’s Saturday, June 30. Best of all, she says, “all events there are free!”

Johnny’s Cigar Bar, One Boulder Plaza, 1801 13th St.
Fridays & Saturdays, usually about 9pm :: Free

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