Erik Troe feat. Matt Smiley Trio

Erik Troe feat. Matt Smiley Trio

Sun, August 27, 2017

5:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This show will be presented in the Grand Gallery.

Please arrive 30-45 minutes early to take advantage of full dinner service.

Erik Troe - poetry
Annie Booth - piano
Matt Smiley - bass
Dru Heller - drums

The poetry project will feature 1950s and 1960s poetry that was written with jazz music in mind or is related to the aesthetic of music. The project will present a mix of different poetry from Jack Kerouac to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with a focus on beat era poetry with jazz accompaniment.

Erik Troe feat. Matt Smiley Trio
Erik Troe feat. Matt Smiley Trio
Gee whiz! Whoda thunk that the son of Iowans could have reached the heights of cosmopolitan prestige as host of a two-hour program on the nation's number-one jazz and blues station? It really does go to show that you really can be anyone you want to be in this land of ours...

Although Erik was born in LaGrange, IL (just like John A. Lewis of my favorite group, the Modern Jazz Quartet), he's been a Denverite since 1981. Erik's father, a trumpeter, introduced him to the sound of jazz via his collection of Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson records.

Erik's association with KUVO began in the summer of 2002. Erik said, "I came [to KUVO] thinking I had something of a solid background in jazz, but boy, was I humbled by the encyclopedic knowledge of Ed Danielson, Rodney Franks, Carlos Lando and others on staff."

As host of the Jazz Caravan, Erik enjoys filling in the gaps of his own musical education - an ongoing process, of course - share his passion for music with you on the air!
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202