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September 21 and 22, 2019

Cuddle — A Steve Swallow Music Event

Cuddle band

photo by: David Silver

Art Lande (piano)
Amy Shelley (drums)
Juli Royster (bass)

Steve Swallow has been one of the premier bassists (acoustic, then electric) and composers in jazz going back to the 1950s with Jimmy Giuffre and Paul Bley, and later with the likes of Gary Burton and John Scofield.

Art Lande began playing with Steve in the early 70s in San Francisco and in the last few years, touring with Steve in a trio featuring reedman Mike McGinnis (2 CDs on Sunnyside Records).

Steve has a profound lyrical sense, a beautiful ear for harmony, and a tricky idea of form. His pieces are circular, so we are never quite certain about start and finish, which gives them an eternal quality. Some are places to live rather than songs. They are about daily life — sweeping up, hotels, or soft skin. They may invoke salsa, swinging jazz or trance-like riffs that subtly modulate.

The Cuddle band, who have delved into the music of Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and Wayne shorter over the years, have chosen Steve Swallow's tantalizing compositions to play on the weekend of September 21 and 22nd at 7 PM, to bathe all of us in Swallow‘s gorgeous and quirky light.

Bring your blankets and pillows, as a Cuddle concert is best received lying down to relax and dream.

A Special House concert at Chuck Ceraso's Gallery/Studio

The Gallery/Studio is located in Lafayette, CO (Google map)
Suggested donation is $15 one night, $20 for both nights
7:00 pm

House concerts are by invitation only. To request your invitation, Email Chuck at chuck.ceraso@artlande.com or call 303-666-9516 and indicate
   - the number of people in your party
   - your email/phone/contact info.

September 30, 2019

Art Lande and Sam Williams

Performance and Workshop on the music of Glenn Cronkhite

Art Lande (piano),
Sam Williams (saxophone)

In addition to being an all around great guy, Glenn Cronkhite is a composer, drummer, vibraphonist, percussionist, and craftsman of tunes with remarkable melodies and harmonic progressions that map right into that enigmatic category of 1970's/ECM/major quality and substance.

Sam and Art will be doing a short performance followed by a workshop through this wonderful music of Glenn's.
More information coming soon.

King Center - Auraria Campus - Metro State University

855 Lawerence Way   (map it)
Denver, CO  80204
2:30 pm

Art Lande Master Classes
Fall Semester 2019, CU School of Music

All classes meet on Fridays, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
in Macky's Jazz Room (room 130BD, basement, west side)
Always bring your instrument!

Oct11Playing Parts

Carmen Sandim CD Release - Play Doh
October 24 - 26, 2019

Carmen Sandim (piano), Gabe Mervine (trumpet), Bruce Williamson (woodwinds), Alex Heitlinger (trombone), Khabu Doug Young (guitar), Bill McCrossen (bass), Dru Heller (drums)

(Art served as a producer on this fine project.)

Carmen Sandim holds a B.A. in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, and a M.M. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder, she currently teaches at Naropa University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver.

October 24, 2019

Dazzle @Baur's

1512 Curtis Street  (map)
Denver, CO 80202
$20, $10    Purchase advance tickets...

October 25, 26 2019

Caffe Sole

637R South Broadway  (map)
Boulder, CO 80305
303 499 2985

November 1 - 3

Art Lande Dream Band

Art, Johannes, Shane, Tina, portraits

photos by: Tory Williams (Johaness)  Reuben Radding (Shane)  Jose Perez (Tina)

Art Lande (piano)
Tina Raymond (drums)
Johannes Weidenmueller (bass)
Shane Endsley (trumpet)

Dazzle, Denver — Caffe Sole, Boulder — Muse Performance Space, Lafayette

Workshop with Tina Raymond - CU Boulder

The Art Lande Dream Band came about because Johannes was planning a November family visit to Colorado and said "Let's play!" Luckily, Art imagined this ensemble that had never played together and should. Everyone was available. Venues said yes, and our weekend will happen November 1 - 3.

Johannes is a wonderful bassist with a great ear, sharp rhythmic sense and creative imagination. He has played with everyone, especially the Kenny Werner Trio with Ari Honig. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, teaches at the New School, and is a full-fledged and helpful therapist. Art met Johannes when he lived in Boulder, earning his Masters in Music at CU.

Art met Tina while she was an undergrad at University of Cincinnati. She later attended CalArts, where Art often teaches in the winter. Her background of Detroit Drumline, big band in Ohio, and California freedom and individuality all integrates in her powerful yet sensitive drumming. Art plays on her highly acclaimed CD Left-Right-Left. Tina teaches at LA City College.

Shane Endsley was part of Art's Russian Dragon Band, playing both drums and trumpet. From his early days with Ani DeFranco and Steve Coleman, to his incredible group Kneebody, Shane is truly one of the most daring, lyrical and communicative improvisors on the planet. Shane is teaching at Metro State in Denver.

With Art starting fires and floods, and stabilizing when needed, this band, probably a one-time only collaboration, will surely exceed the dream. Don't miss it! Even visit us two or three times, as each night will be very different, unique and special.

November 1, 2019

Dazzle @Baur's

1512 Curtis Street  (map)
Denver, CO 80202
$15    Purchase advance tickets...

November 2, 2019

Caffe Sole

637R South Broadway  (map)
Boulder, CO 80305
303 499 2985
$15 suggested donation

November 3, 2019

Drum Workshop with Tina Raymond

Macky's Jazz Room

Macky Auditorium, room 130 BD (basement, west side)  (map)
Boulder, CO
no admission fee
11am - 1pm

November 3, 2019

The Muse Performance Space

200 E South Boulder Rd   (map it)
Lafayette, CO 80026


November 8 - 11

OREGONIA with guest artist Paul McCandless

Oregonia performing live

Art Lande (piano)
John Gunther (woodwinds)
Tim Wendel (guitar)
Special Guest Artist Paul McCandless (saxophone, bass clarinet)

Oakland — Santa Cruz — San Jose — Healdsburg

Workshop - Santa Clara

Oregonia is a project involved with playing the compositions of Paul McCandless, Ralph Towner and friends who forged a unique, modern Jazz language. The group Oregon, formed in 1970 as an offshoot of the Paul Winter Consort, is still touring and recording today. The original band with Glen Moore, bass, and Colin Walcott, percussion and sitar, preserved a love for classical music, world music, and a fresh resonant harmonic pallet with lyrical, intricate melodies. Add a chamber music instrumentation with acoustic guitar, oboe, bass clarinet, violin, some hip electronics and tabla - this is vintage Oregon.

Art Lande (piano) got to know the Oregon folks in 1974 and has performed and loved this music, especially along with Paul McCandless. John Gunther (woodwinds) and Tim Wendel (electric guitar) are fairly new to a lot of this music, which is exciting for all of us. John's melodic soul on soprano sax, clarinet and flute is supported by his rich sound. Tim brings a spacious, inventive sense of harmony and a patient yet edgy development of ideas. With Art's varied and quirky piano, the band brings the music forward with a different sound and sensibility.

Like Oregon, the group's focus is on improvisation, encouraged by beautiful compositions (we include some by vibist Dave Samuels and guitarist Ross Trout - Oregon friends) and intriguing forms. From a legacy of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Fred Hersch and the German label ECM that Art recorded for from 1974 -1987, this hopeful, heartful and sometimes mysterious music continues with Oregonia.

It can be a difficult time on earth, we hope this music will be helpful, encouraging a positive spirit in the ears and hearts of the listeners.

November 8, 2019

Piedmont Piano Company

18th and San Pablo
Oakland, CA  94612  (map)
$25    Purchase advance tickets...

November 9, 2019

Santa Cruz Community Concert

Verterans Memorial Hall

846 Front St  (map)
Santz Cruz, CA 95060
831 454 7276
$15, $10 kiddos   Coming Soon—Purchase advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com

November 9, 2019

Art Boutiki

44 Race St.  (map)
San Jose, CA 95126
408-971-8929 7:30 or 8:00 - TBA
Admission: TBA

November 10, 2019

Paul Mahder Gallery

222 Healdsburg Avenue   (map it)
Healdsburg, CA 95448
707 473 9150
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA

November 11, 2019

Workshop in Santa Clara

Details coming soon

December 6, 2019

Expeditions +1 featuring Art Lande

Art Lande will be the featured +1 in this month's Expeditions Plus 1. If you haven't yet visited the Muse on first Friday, expeditiously head to the Muse for Expeditions Plus 1 with Art Lande featured in the horn line with his trusty and always intersting melodica.

Expeditions is Pete Lewis on sax, Adam Revell on piano, Jason Malmberg on bass and Clare Church on drums. The group plays fresh arrangements of familiar songs, everything from traditional jazz to folk to Motown, along with some tasty originals. Expeditions has performed at the best venues in Denver, and drawn large audiences. Co-leaders Pete Lewis and Clare Church are consummate professionals, having shared the stage with Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and many more.

The Muse Performance Space

200 E South Boulder Rd   (map it)
Lafayette, CO 80026

December 27, 2019

Duo Piano Night with Art Lande and Dawn Clement

There are two pianos at Caffe Sole, so let's do this!

Pianist/Vocalist/Composer Dawn Clement has established herself as one of the most sought after musicians working today. With her joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound, Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics and fans through the US and abroad. In all this world of jazz, there are very few individual voices, no matter what the instrument, but Dawn has come up with a voice that’s unique… says legendary jazz trombonist Julian Priester.

With 5 CD’s under her belt, not to mention appearing as side woman on Jane Ira Bloom’s latest release Wild Lines and Emi Meyer’s Monochrome, Dawn has been hailed as the Wonder Woman of Seattle by Paul DeBarros (Seattle Times). Downbeat says The revelation is Dawn Clement’s piano, always ready with the lyricism or structure the moment needs. With her newest release, Tandem, she explores the magic of musical pairs with some of her closest musical cohorts.

Art Lande and Dawn Clement, cohorts on this special two piano night at Caffe Sole.

Caffe Sole

637R South Broadway  (map)
Boulder, CO 80305
303 499 2985

December 29, 2019

The Annual Three Pianos Concert

Art Lande, Eric Gunnison, Jeff Jenkins

Each of these gifted musicians will announce, then work through a set of music sculpting an eventful story of their choosing. Three musical excursions guided by some of the very best anywhere, through special, current, topical territory unique to each of these masterful pianists.

Dazzle @Baur's

1512 Curtis Street  (map)
Denver, CO 80202
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA