Blind Tiger Tribute to Jim Hall ft. Dale Bruning Sextet
Gift of Jazz Presents a Blind Tiger Tribute to Guitarist Jim Hall featuring the Dale Bruning Sextet
Dale Bruning – Guitar
Ron Miles – Cornet
John Gunther – Tenor Saxophone
Mark Patterson – Trombone
Mark Simon – Bass
Paul Romaine – Drums
Colorado’s own Dale Bruning, accompanied by his sextet, celebrates the life and music of the legendary Jim Hall. A gourmet three-course meal and wine are included with a vegetarian option available.
5:00pm – Guests arrive and are seated. 1st course is served.
Set 1 – 5:15-6:15pm
Dinner – 6:15-7:00pm
Set 2 – 7:00-8:00pm
Blind Tiger events are intimate gatherings of jazz fans who come together to share not just the music, but also the stories behind the music, as presented by talented local jazz artists. The Blind Tiger series is produced by The Gift of Jazz, a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to creating, promoting, and preserving jazz in the Rocky Mountain region.
Jim Hall is one of the best-known jazz guitarists to ever play the instrument. His warm tone and melodic improvising would leave anybody swooning for more. He was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930 and later studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Hall really began to take the jazz scene by storm in the late 1950s, and the 1960s saw some of Hall’s greatest live recordings featuring the likes of Ron Carter, Paul Desmond, and Bill Evans. Hall’s playing continued to grow and evolve over the course of his career. He was playing and making music up until the end of his life, releasing a live CD at the Village Vanguard in 2012 just a year before his passing. Jim Hall strived to heal and bring love to people through his music and that is the memory this tribute concert plans to honor.
Dale Bruning’s fluid and melodic style of playing pays homage to the greats that preceded him. Bruning grew up playing music and has made it his life’s work. He toured with the U.S. Navy Band early in his career and later moved on to be the bandleader for the Del Shields Shows in Philadelphia, PA. Bruning has played with countless jazz icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Moore, Gus Johnson, Bill Frisell, Chet Baker and, of course, Jim Hall. Bruning is no doubt the best choice to honor Jim Hall seeing as his latest CD is entitled Thanks for the Memory… Jim Hall.