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.

Announcing Eclectique! A unique new music series every third Tuesday of the month Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret! Eclictique rocks downtown Denver with a series based on the Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, with an emphasis on classical and world music performers from around the country. Eclectique presents the highest quality classical, world music, jazz, opera, rock, mixed genres and mixed media.

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00pm

Join us for an exotic trip to Bali as the Eclectique Tuesday series continues at Lannie's!

We will be treated to a concert of gamelan orchestra music, dancing and singing through a unique collaboration between Tunas Mekar, a Denver-based gamelan orchestra, and Manik Kusuma, the gamelan orchestra of Metro State University Denver. These groups will be joined by members of the Metro State University choir.

Monday, October 27, 7:00pm

Nokuthula’s roots are in Zimbabwean-style marimba and mbira, but its music is also influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Haitian, and other world music. Their music is joyous, energetic and upbeat with driving rhythms and mesmerizing vocals.

A Nokuthula performance takes you on a musical journey, beginning with 1,000-year-old traditional mbira songs, traveling through time to the jazz-influenced township music of 1960s South Africa and popular dance songs of Miriam Makeba, continuing to the controversial anti-war (Chimurenga) music of 1970s Zimbabwe, incorporating unique arrangements of traditional Cuban and West African drum songs, and finishing with a hint of Dave Brubeck and Stevie Wonder.

Nokuthula’s members hail from some of the very best African marimba, Afro-pop and jazz ensembles in the Denver metro area.