1512 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80202 | (303) 839-5100

Mark Guiliana SPACE HEROES

Mark Guiliana – drums
Chris Morissey – bass
Jason Rigby – tenor
Mike Lewis – tenor


Dazzle is excited to welcome back one of the world’s most innovative drummers, Mark Guiliana. In October of 2017, his Jazz Quartet graced Denver with a night of beautiful acoustic music. With his return this November, he brings us a new project entitled Space Heroes. The group features longtime collaborators Chris Morrisey on bass, Jason Rigby on tenor saxophone (both members of the quartet just mentioned), and to everyone’s surprise, a second tenor saxophonist Mike Lewis (of Bon Iver fame)

Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing. Guiliana was chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017, while DownBeat dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. JazzTimes aptly proclaimed: “Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the past decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.” Along with leading his own groups – the acoustic Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and electronica-minded Beat Music – the drummer has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others. The verve and precision of Guiliana’s drumming was a primer mover of Blackstar, David Bowie’s multiple Grammy Award-winning final album. Recording alongside Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner and Tim Lefebvre as David Bowie’s core band for the universally celebrated album Blackstar was a pivotal moment in Guiliana’s musical life – and Modern Drummer dubbed his playing the Best Recorded Performance in 2016. In 2014, Guiliana teamed up with keyboardist Brad Mehldau as the duo Mehliana for the Nonesuch release Taming the Dragon, and he has also collaborated with such artists as saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitar hero John Scofield, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer-songwriter Matt Cameron, neo-soul singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke, jazz bassist Avishai Cohen, reggae/hip-hop artist Matisyahu and jazz singer Gretchen Parlato.


Nov 13 2018


6:30 pm - 10:30 pm




Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202


(303) 839-5100

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