After nearly two decades on Lincoln, on a strip that has seen many bars and restaurants come and go, Dazzle, a staple of the live jazz scene, announced a big move. In the next couple of months, it will pack up its stage and booze (and minimal food) and will trek just a few blocks down to 1512 Curtis Street. The live music business will swoop into the historic Baur’s space, one that has been home to a recently closed restaurant and that still operates (for several shows) as a music venue.
Here are the details as released on the Dazzle Facebook page:
DazzleJazz has been a staple in the Denver art scene for almost two decades. The venue prides itself on hosting a multitude of Colorado-based artists and has earned its place as a Denver icon.
After many years at their location on Lincoln Street, the club is happy to announce that on June 1st, Dazzle will be moving to the historical grand Baur’s Building on the corner of 15th and Curtis. Within walking distance of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Auraria Campus, Dazzle hopes to continue its legacy as an institute of art and culture in downtown Denver. In the new gorgeous historic location, Dazzle will completely immerse its patrons in a vibrant and authentic atmosphere that perfectly accompanies the sounds, sights, smells, and tastes of the best Colorado must offer.
The new space will feature a main stage for music, and a gallery stage to showcase exquisite and unique works done by some of Colorado’s finest local artists. The new set up will allow more room for guests to fully take in the incredible talent of Dazzle's featured musicians and artists.
Michael Schreier, Music Curator for Dazzle also announced a collaboration with the Music Appreciation Society. "It is with great fanfare that we announce that two of Denver's great cultural
music programs will come together in collaboration to curate local and national musical performances." The new space will offer a unique experience upon entering the grand foyer. Our hostess staff will greet guests and seat them in our restaurant or listening room surrounded by historical pieces celebrating the 19th century opening of the Baur’s Building. Guests will be offered a new menu with culinary treasures created by our culinary team. Our new stages will provide the ultimate listening experience.
The rooms will receive an acoustical treatment by Colin Bricker of Mighty Fine Productions.
Personal experiences, passion for music and community have inspired our closing events in May. With the final curtain on May 21st featuring Tyler Gilmore and the Ninth and Lincoln Band, the
original jazz music director for Dazzle.
Bob Montgomery Presents Honoring the longstanding members of the Denver jazz community "Dedicated to my first jazz artist-mentor who helped guide me in booking the Dazzle stage"- Donald Rossa, Owner $20 GA
Final Dazzle Brunch to benefit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) (NAMI) organized in collaboration with Lacey Berumen http://www.namicolorado.org/
"My passion to understand all people and myself; I am inspired by this Organization" Donald Rossa, Owner.
Two seatings 9:30am and 11:30am open to the public; final seating at 1:30pm reserved for NAMI. Music performed by Adam Bodine, @Jean Luc-Davis, and Kevin Matthews $35 GA; $10 pre-pay to benefit NAMI Colorado.
The finale - "EXIT STAGE LEFT" composed by Tyler Gilmore conducting the Ninth and Lincoln for the final time. 6:30 and 8:30 pm $20 GA
We do not take for granted that Dazzle would not exist without the ARTIST. We will host pre-open events in our NEW location including two fundraisers that will honor music education and the musician.
6pm-8pm - Jam Session hosted by Paul Romaine benefiting Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) https://jazzarts.org/
$30 GA Food tasting, cash bar. Limited tickets.
9pm-11pm Celebrating Todd Reid, Dan Schwindt, and Jean-Luc Davis - Jam session benefiting the scholarship program for the University of Colorado system Music & Entertainment Industry
Studies department of the College of Arts & Media.
Family and friends pre-open event for Dazzle employees benefiting the Music Appreciation Society. Music performed by Purnell Steen Quartet in The Gallery 5pm-7pm
Greg Tanner Harris will lead an ensemble to celebrate African culture 7pm-9pm
$30 GA Food tasting 6pm-8pm, cash bar
Wesley Watkins will perform at 10pm
$10 GA Food tasting 10pm, cash bar.
An evening to for the benefit of KUVO Jazz
6pm-7pm and 8pm-9pm Walter Barr's Latin jazz dance sets
7-8 pm The premiere performance of The 15th and Curtis Band lead by Tyler Gilmore.
11PM The Dwight Thompson Project
$89.30 per couple, VIP Seating available for $178.60 GA Food tasting 7pm-8pm, cash bar
$10 GA Food Tasting 10pm, cash bar
Friday May 26 Soft Opening
Ken Walker Sextet 6:30 and 9:00 pm. $17 GA and $7 Student
Dave Devine Group 11 PM. $10 cover
Saturday May 27 Soft Opening
Sista Soul- 6:30 and 9:00 pm. $15 advance GA and $20 day-of GA
Al Chesis and Delta Sonics Blues Band @ 11pm - $10
GRAND OPENING TO THE PUBLIC
Stay tuned for details!
Performance Schedule and Details subject to change.