Music & Performance

JazzPOP: Ron Miles' Blossom

Thursday Aug 7, 2008 8:00 PM This is a past program

It’s no secret why Ron Miles is one of the most highly regarded trumpeters of his generation. His rich, burnished tone and supple lyricism have won over ... fans who appreciate understatement, whispered dissonance, wry humor. —All About Jazz 

Denver trumpeter Ron Miles brings his moody, grooving band to the Hammer in a rare West Coast performance. Miles has performed in groups led by jazz/pop superstars Bill Frisell, Madeleine Peyroux, Don Byron, and Ginger Baker. In his keyboard and guitar-driven group Blossom, he infuses jazz forms with dreamy, bare folk and pop sounds, including arrangements of songs by The Partridge Family and The Jackson Five. 


JazzPOP returns to the Hammer over three consecutive Thursdays this summer, with three different takes on the jazz sextet/septet that draw inspiration from prog rock, Motown, free jazz, psychedelic pop, and folksy Americana. Organized by San Francisco bassist and independent curator Lisa Mezzacappa. Free. Galleries open until 9pm. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, and Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.