Friday Lunch Club with Camilla Vaitaitis
Friday Lunch Club w/ Camilla Vaitaitis Trio
Join us at Dazzle every Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm for a stellar lunchtime performance with the preeminent ladies of the Denver jazz community. Enjoy Dazzle’s fantastic lunch menu accompanied with compelling Happy Hour specials that run from 11:00am-5:30pm, all while celebrating the individual, unique voices of these women in jazz and the masterful musical ideas and perspectives they share. Close off your week (or kick off your weekend) with a quick, tasty lunch accompanied by top-notch live music and service.
September 6th – Annie Booth Trio
September 13th – Tenia Nelson Trio
September 20th – Camilla Vaitaitis Trio
September 27th – Annie Booth Trio
Camilla Vaitaitis is an award-winning pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer. She graduated from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies & commercial music and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in jazz composition from Lamont.
She plays in several different groups, including The Sharp Five—a five-part vocal jazz group working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA); The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra; and her independent rock band Specific Ocean. Her studio experiences include work as a sideman and background vocalist as well as recording in bands with genres ranging from jazz and funk to rock and pop. Camilla dedicates time not only to performing, teaching, and accompanying throughout Denver, but also to composing and arranging pieces for a variety of groups including vocal jazz ensembles and big bands. She has had the honor of playing piano for members of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Prince Harry. In 2016 and 2017, her group The Vocal Jazz Messengers received consecutive DownBeat awards for outstanding small vocal jazz ensemble. She was also selected as a featured musician in KUVO’s “30 Under 30” spotlight series.
In addition to actively performing around Denver, Camilla currently works as a peer mentor with CCJA and teaches piano, voice, and guitar. She is in the process of composing and recording an album of original big band music and recently released an EP with her band Specific Ocean.