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Welcome to Zuri Music, Zuri Music LLC, and James Bailey! This website is dedicated to providing information about the performance and production of quality, live classical, jazz, and international music in Denver.

Zuri Music provides string ensembles for public and private events, books bands for house concerts and at some of Denver’s most intimate venues, and creates unique music experiences like the World Music Series at Dazzle.

Monday, May 5, 7:00pm

Bill Hill

Join us at Dazzle for an evening of classical music by living composers “infused” with melodies, harmonies or rhythms of different genres or cultures, including jazz, Cuban, middle eastern, free improvisation and even medieval music!

This unique performance of chamber music will begin with the high school woodwind quintet from Denver School of the Arts, performing a piece titled “Aries Tropicales” by the Cuban performer/composer Paquito D’Rivera.

Next we’ll witness a world premiere by William Hill, Colorado Symphony Principal Timpanist, entitled “Beguiling My Sad Fancy Into Smiling.” This composition is based on various quotations by Edgar Allen Poe and his exploration of the wild swings in human emotion, from melancholy and rage to joy and sadness. It was written for the an amazing ensemble including Nadya Hill, vocalist/violin; Natalie Hill, violin; Evan Orman, cello; Michelle Orman, bass clarinet; and William Hill on percussion.

Daphne Leong from University of Colorado Boulder will perform a piece for solo piano and film by Robert Morris. The film is a Chinese landscape scroll painted in 1664. Daphne will then be joined by John Gunther, saxophone; Patrick Sutton, guitar; and Michael Tetreault, percussion in performances of two brilliant pieces by Louis Andriessen and Vineet Shende. Also on the concert is a performance of the famous “Clapping Music” by the legendary American composer Steve Reich.

This will be one of Denver’s most important and memorable evenings of chamber music, complete with the great cocktails, food and cool ambiance of Dazzle. As usual, we anticipate a sellout, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets!

Read more about Bill Hill and his ensemble HERE.