The Good, The Bad, & The Devine

The Good, The Bad, & The Devine

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January 25th

January 26th

Dave Devine – Guitars
Tania Katz – Vocals
Gabriel Mervine – Trumpet
Tom Hagerman – Violin
Patrick Lee – Piano
Jeanie Schroder – Bass
Shawn King – Drums

A beloved Wild West musical tradition returns to Dazzle for its sixth year! Coinciding with the end of the National Western Stock Show, Dave Devine’s exceptional septet pays homage to spaghetti westerns with chamber arrangements of Ennio Morricone’s scores for classic films such as A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, Once Upon a Time in the West, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Hailed as “Denver’s Guitar Guru” by Westword magazine, guitarist, composer, and educator Dave Devine is known throughout the Denver jazz and rock scene for his virtuosity as a performer, his versatility as an artist, and his keen ability to connect with and inspire his students. With a background in classical guitar performance and a deep abiding love for guitar pedals, his sound is one of dense melodic layers, ambient washes, and lush sonic landscapes.

Devine’s recording projects have ranged from experimental jazz (momen terra, Static Trio) and chamber pop (Greybird, Delby L), to jazz metal (Hate Camels) and ambient (Mountain Coast). Devine presents his original compositions with his group Dave Devine Relay, blending effect-heavy guitars, layered synths, and shifting meters into rich instrumental pop songs.

In Invisible Bird, a modern jazz trio with trumpeter Shane Endsley (Kneebody) and drummer Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers), Devine serves as one of three distinct compositional voices, presenting original music that traverses an array of textures from rootsy backbeat grooves and pop melodies to swirling soundscapes and meditative structures. Invisible Bird released their debut album Flutter to Fuzz in 2018 with guest appearances from Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) and Sam Amidon.

Devine has also recorded and/or performed with Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band (Body and Shadow), John Grant and the Czars (Sorry I Made You Cry), Art Lande, The Barr Brothers, Don Byron, Chuck Prophet, Marc Broussard, Janet Feder, Elliott Sharp, Ron Miles, Matt Wilson, Ben Goldberg, Neil Halstead, and Sun Kil Moon among others.

Originally from Indianapolis, Dave Devine earned his undergraduate degree in classical guitar performance at Butler University. He earned a Performer’s Diploma in classical guitar performance and completed graduate work in jazz studies at Indiana University, where he was teaching assistant to renowned jazz pedagogue David Baker. An educator at heart, Devine is Co-Director of the Jazz and American Improvised Music program at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he has taught since 2002.


Jan 25 2020 - Jan 26 2020


6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


$15, $20, $25


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


(303) 839-5100