*Music*

Weekend Music Series

Harmonic Convergence with Jeff Jenkins: The Music of Jerome Kern

Harmonic Convergence with Jeff Jenkins: The Music of Jerome Kern
Saturday, January 24, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

One of Denver’s finest musicians, Jazz pianist, composer and teacher, Jeff Jenkins has recorded four CDs and delights in entertaining audiences all over the metro Denver area. When you hear Jeff play, you’ll understand why his performance schedule is often filled to capacity.

Latin Roots: Manuel Molina

Latin Roots: Manuel Molina
Saturday, January 31, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Born in Peru, internationally recognized guitarist Manuel Molina began his career as a musician at a very young age. At age seventeen, he became the youngest conductor of the Peruvian National Symphony. He travels extensively and plays solo guitar tours all over the world. Denver Public Library is pleased to be hosting Manuel Molina for this afternoon of exceptional Latin solo guitar.

Looping Violin with Josie Quick

Looping Violin with Josie Quick
Saturday, February 7, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Starting simply, Josie Quick creates her own string orchestra with a single electric violin. With the use of live looping she can sound like a blues band, other times like an African marimba ensemble. Her wide musical influences and various techniques create an ocean of sound, providing the perfect accompaniment to her spontaneous improvisations.

Ambient Harp with Star Edwards

Ambient Harp with Star Edwards
Saturday, February 14, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Star delivers an entertaining performance that brings cultural connections, heartfelt stories with passion and humorous observations of life. Steeped in the mythology of harp from the Celtic cultures, her playing recalls an ancient calling. A truly contemporary interpretation that speaks through her own finely crafted original songs and music that blends the rhythm of the heart with the spirit of the world.

Jim Bailey and Alfredo Muro

Jim Bailey and Alfredo Muro
Saturday, February 21, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Join us for a soulful Latin American musical experience featuring the brilliant Peruvian guitarist, Alfredo Muro and Denver cellist James Bailey. Romantic music of Brazil, Argentina, and Spain sprinkled with a few classical surprises will raise your spirit and send you home with your feet tapping. The combination of cello and guitar is both sensuous and unique - a concert to remember!

Dick Weissman

Dick Weissman
Saturday, February 28, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Dick Weissman has had a long and distinguished career as a composer and songwriter, with many recorded instrumental pieces and songs. He is especially noted as a unique banjo player who integrates traditional music styles like bluegrass and clawhammer playing into new compositions that include everything from blues to jazz and world music. A current review of his latest CD in Bluegrass Unlimited says that: "If you enjoy banjo, then you'll love Weissman's surprising arrangements." Dick also plays guitar in a variety of styles, and a mandolin-like instrument called the octaphone.