Peter Sommer’s 40th Birthday Celebration & Concert – Jan 22

07 Dec, 2015

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With Birthday Buddies Al Hood (trumpet) and Paul Romaine (drums) as well as Paul McKee (trombone), Wil Swindler (saxophones), Ben Markley (piano) and Bijoux Barbosa (bass)

Featuring arrangements of music by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Jelly Roll Morton, as well as Sommer originals and a whole lot of swinging and stomping.

Since establishing himself among the Denver area’s elite jazz musicians, Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues across the nation and around the world. Although rooted in the great jazz tradition of his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, he continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener.