Colorado has long been known for its brilliant jazz scene – dating back into the 1940s. At one time, Denver was a top 3 jazz market, and schools like the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley) and the LaMont School of Music at Denver University have long been considered top schools for jazz in the country. This year’s list of jazz and instrumentals includes solo finger style guitar from Maxwell Hughes, to avant-garde and big band. Enjoy.
Only those records released between November 1, 2012 and October 30, 2013 are considered “current” 2013 releases for the purpose of this poll, and the end of year charts. Pick your three favorites of the year. Pls share.
I will be using the following GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT as I do in the chart post every month.
Americana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
Blues / Rhythm & Blues
Folk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
Indie / New Alternative
Jazz / Instrumental
Pop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
Rock / AAA / ALT / AOR
Urban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul