Supported by Denver Arts & Venues’ Denver Music Advancement Fund, The Center for Critical & Cultural Theory & Dazzle Present an evening featuring Tenia Nelson as pianist and bandleader, this is the first in a series of shows that digs into the song craft of Denver jazz legend, Ron Miles. It is part discussion and part performance. First, the featured artist will break down the compositional structure and parts of ONE Ron Miles tune: melody, harmony, transitions, where improvisation occurs, etc. Then the featured artist’s group will play the tune and discuss their approach, followed by a set of music of the featured artist’s choice, which may or may not include more Ron Miles tunes.
Tenia Nelson – Piano