BEST BETDATE: February 26 2013, 6:30 PM to February 27 2013, 8:30 PMCost:$25.CATEGORY: MusicVENUE INFORMATION:Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge930 Lincoln St.Denver, CO 80203
From its beginnings in early 20th-century New Orleans, jazz has been a cross-cultural mashup: a uniquely American mix of African and European sonic traditions. Alto sax player Rudresh Mahanthappa pushes the multicultural mix further by incorporating classical Indian ideas into his propulsive contemporary jazz beats. Mahanthappa, who grew up in Boulder, is playing two nights in support of his GAMAK project—his most innovative and exploratory work yet. Tue-Wed 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.