A Tribute to Aretha Franklin feat. Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), Such, JoFoKe, Gabe Mervine, Mike Tallman (Eufórquestra), Nick Gerlach (Michal Menert), Peter Stoltzman, Connor Groscurth (Digg) w/ Space Orphan

Jammin' 101.5 Presents

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin feat. Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), Such, JoFoKe, Gabe Mervine, Mike Tallman (Eufórquestra), Nick Gerlach (Michal Menert), Peter Stoltzman, Connor Groscurth (Digg) w/ Space Orphan

Fri, January 11, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

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Can'd Aid Benefit

A portion of the proceeds benefit Can'd Aid Foundation's Tunes Program - http://candaid.org/

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Kim Dawson
Kim Dawson
It comes as no surprise that Kim Dawson is a highly in-demand vocalist and performer. At age five she began studying classical violin and performed in youth orchestras and countless violin competitions. Kim studied music at Texas Christian University and the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned her degree in Vocal Performance.

Kim’s work is what can only be described as an eclectic mix of R&B neo-soul funk with a love-laced passion for all things jazz. Her musical influences range from Stevie Wonder to Sarah Vaughan to Karen Carpenter. But, there has always been one commonality, one unbreakable thread: soul-driven devotion to singing. She develops sounds that elevate, invigorate and ultimately transport listeners to her musical world. She has performed with music legends and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers such as Bernie Worrell, Ivan Neville, and George Porter, Jr.

Kim has brought her skills to the teaching arena at Kent Denver School, The National Theater Conservatory, and she currently teaches at Swallow Hill Music. Her talent is matched only by her drive to learn, develop and finely hone her craft and she delivers a sound that is rife with her breadth and depth of experiences.
Jeremy Salken
Jeremy Salken
Jeremy Salken is the drummer and co-founder of Boulder, Colorado's Big Gigantic.
Adryon De Leon
Adryon De Leon
Professional vocalist and performer based in the Los Angeles area
SuCH
SuCH
Such (pronounced ’such’) is a Boston born, New York raised, California educated, Chicago groomed Soul singer. As a performer she has enough energy to power a small city, captivating and winning over audiences in renowned venues across the U.S., U.K, France, Japan and the Netherlands. As a songwriter, she’s a natural-born storyteller, weaving lyrical tapestry that captures the imagination and touches the soul. Her album, ‘Trial and Error’ (13 originals recorded and released on her own Arc Sai label) – follows on the heels of her successful lead single, ‘Sugar Maple’, which topped UK’s Soul Charts for several consecutive weeks and is a favorite on urban and satellite radio. Her latest single, a soulful rendition of Paul McCartney’s classic ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ has hit the top 10 on Soul music charts in the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Such is also an award-winning actress, earning Henry and Broadway World ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Acting Debut’ nods for her portrayal of Celie in the Color Purple, has had several TV appearances and finished in the top 60 on American Idol’s season 11.
JoFoKe
JoFoKe
It is rare to find a vocal artist who can maneuver between genres while maintaining a genuine authenticity of each and the integrity of her own voice. Spanning from classical to gospel to jazz through to rock, blues, pop, funk and soul, JoFoKe (bka Joslyn Ford-Keel) is such a vocalist who does this with ease. Fabled to have been born with microphone in-hand on a snowy Denver evening, she was raised engrossed in performing and worship artistry by her classically trained, jazz pianist father, choir director mother and all around artsy blended family. This eclectic artist grew up active in music, theater and dance but, perhaps the greatest impressions were left when she was given a chance to “sit-in” with her family and friends’ bands, vocal groups and orchestras. JoFoKe (pronounced: Joh-Foh-Kee) emerged on the professional Colorado music scene as a teen and, because of her sophisticated musical ear, attention to detail, and ability to effectively adapt her sound to most styles of music, she was quickly dubbed a “chameleon”. Having spent nearly 20 years as a session vocalist, artists consultant, clinician and in other support capacities within the music industry, JoFoKe is currently a highly sought after singer, songwriter, arranger and vocal producer.
Gabe Mervine
Gabe Mervine
At a time in music where history and originality never seem to go hand in hand, Gabriel Mervine takes steps every time he picks up his trumpet to bring these two closer together. With a musical upbringing, Gabriel has deeply rooted himself in the traditions of Jazz and Classical music while at the same time contributing to the modern music scene. He wishes to leave no stone unturned and no genre unexplored because in his mind, all music has the power to make the artist who he/she is.

Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen years old. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He then went to the Colorado University at Boulder for Jazz Studies, but after one year decided to dedicate his time to becoming a working trumpet player, which would include continuing his studies privately with people such as Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert just to name a few. Gabriel quickly gained recognition and began performing with people such as Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, the Ninth and Lincoln Orchestra, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Steve Lippia, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person while also building a strong freelance career playing everything from Mariachi to Mahler.
Mike Tallman
Mike Tallman
Since 2003, Mike Tallman has been making a name for himself on the American touring circuit as guitarist and band leader with Eufórquestra (originally formed in Iowa City, IA, the band relocated to Fort Collins, CO in the Summer of 2008). Tallman picked up the guitar at the age of 11 after discovering the music of Seattle and the grunge rock movement. From there he, like many young guitarists, discovered his dad’s record collection and dug deep in to the music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead, among others. Over the years his growth as a musician led him to study jazz, funk, bluegrass and many international interests such as reggae, dub, afrobeat, soukous, and highlife. “Eufórquestra often gets asked how a bunch of guys from Iowa became interested in all these styles of music,” Tallman says, “and the only answer is that we are a group of seven people with broad musical tastes and we’ve always been willing to try anything. For us it’s all about playing music that makes people dance.”
Nick Gerlach
Nick Gerlach
Saxophonist for Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics
Connor Groscurth
Connor Groscurth
Bass and vocals for Digg
Space Orphan
Space Orphan
"Progressive old school. What does that even mean? For this group, it means providing a soulful, funky sound that is heavily based on groove, just as bands like The Meters and James Brown did in years past. But it also means taking those classic, danceable elements, and adding a few new tricks. Space Orphan will hit you in your soul and keep you dancing at the same time.



While they are joined by the killer horn section of trumpeter Gabriel Mervine (The Motet) and saxophonist Matt Pitts (formerly of The Motet), the core lineup showcases the shredding guitar work of Taylor Scott (Otis Taylor Band), the deep pocket of bassist Todd Edmunds (Otis Taylor Band), the tastefully funky beats of drummer Eric Imbrosciano, and kaleidoscope of aural colors provided by keyboardist and primary writer Jon Wirtz.

Having already drawn comparisons to bands like Soulive, Lettuce, and Mothership Connection-era P-Funk, buzz around the band has grown quickly, along with a loyal fanbase. In the band's short history, they have already shared the stage with the legendary George Porter Jr. (The Meters),as well as members of Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Big Gigantic, Snarky Puppy, Kneebody, Leftover Salmon, The Motet and Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Their debut record, Shut Up About The Sun, is due for release on September 30, 2016. "
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/