zuri music

Welcome to Zuri Music 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 also provides live 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, including the Classical and World Music series at Dazzle and the new Eclectique series at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret.

Holiday Music


Jazz in Classical
Tuesday, January 6, 7:00pm

Ring in the New Year at Dazzle with a special classical program — Jazz and Classical Music.

Since the early 20th century, American jazz has been popular in many other cultures and countries. As with what happened for centuries with folk music, the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of jazz began seeping into the classical music of the time and continues to this day.

Many French composers, including Ravel and Debussy, penned jazz-influenced works. American composers such as Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin reveled in the exuberance of jazz.

Join us for an evening of bright, glorious music including:

—The Clarinet Concerto of Aaron Copland featuring Conor Brown, clarinet

—The Three Preludes for piano by George Gershwin featuring Adriana Teodoro Dier, piano

—A World Premier titled "Broadway and 125th" by pianist/composer Reggie Berg for cello and piano featuring Richard Von Foerster, cello

—The Blues movement from the Sonata no. 2 by Maurice Ravel for violin and piano featuring Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin

—Rags by William Bolcom and Emma Lou Diemer for violin and piano featuring Philip Ficsor, violin

—A quartet by the brilliant composer Mike Mower and pieces by Rudy Wiedoft for Saxophone Quartet featuring the Lamont Saxophone Quartet

—And, believe it or not, music for harp featuring Rebecca Moritzky, harp

Jazzy classical music at a jazz club! This will be fun!!