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Greg Harris Vibe Quintet featuring Venus Cruz 
General Event Information
Event Category:
MUSIC, VENUES, CLUBS & CONCERTS
Price:
 
Dates and Times:
June 20, 7:00PM-8:30PM; (Two Shows: 7pm & 9pm)
Artist/Group:

7 & 9pm :: Greg Harris Vibe Quintet feat. Venus Cruz - $12

Featuring:
Greg Tanner Harris - Piano, Vibraphone
Venus Cruz - Vocals
Jonathan Stewart - Sax
John Grigsby - Bass
Neil Hemphill - Drums

Multi-Instrumentalist Greg Tanner Harris leads the “Greg Harris Vibe Quintet,” and is a member of Bluegrass legend Pete Wernick’s Flexigrass, hip-hop/jazz/soul group Future Jazz Project, New World Citizen Band, 9th & Lincoln Orchestra, and SuperCollider.

Among his work as a studio musician, he has released 5 albums- Greg Harris Vibe Quintet “Open Space,” “Frames Live,” Prospector “Memory of Pilots” featuring trumpeter Ron Miles, and “World Citizen” with West African master xylophonist Aaron Bebe Sukura. The Greg Harris Vibe Quintet’s new album ‘Glass Gold’ was recently released on Dazzle Records.

Greg has a great interest in the West African Xylophone called the Gyil (pronounced JEE-lee), the national instrument of the Lobi and Dagara people of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. He has performed with Baaba Maal, Aaron Bebe Sukura, SK Kakraba, as the musical director for Prudence Mabhena from Zimbabwe, and also does regular fundraising performances for the Whole Planet Foundation. He also plays an assortment of Frame Drums from around the world, exploring the Bodhran of Ireland and the Doyra of Uzbekistan.

He received an M.M. in Music Performance, Percussion at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Music Education and Music Performance Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Lewis College. Greg is a private instructor, high school teacher, and freelance musician in the Denver/Boulder area and has performed nationally and internationally. Greg teaches Ethnomusicology, music theory, and as a Practicing Artist at the Denver School of the Arts.

Venus Cruz is the first lady of Future Jazz Project, a collective including Greg Tanner Harris, Dameion Hines, Charles Parker Mertens, MC House and many others. She has opened for artists such as Black Thought of The Roots, Goapele, Al Green, Guru, even Bishop Desmond Tutu, to name a few. Venus is featured on 2 recent acclaimed albums: Greg Harris Vibe Quintet's 'Glass Gold' and Matt Fuller Group's 'Waiting for Violet.'

In 2012, Cruz won Westword's Best R&B Vocalist Award. She also is the host/DJ for "Jazz Odyssey" every Wednesday on KUVO.org 89.3FM, 10p-12a. Improvisation, a soulful delivery and an ability to transcend genres are always part of Cruz' musical approach.
Venue Information
Address:
930 Lincoln Street  
City:
Denver 
State:
CO 
Zip Code:
80203 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
303-839-5100 
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