The jazz musician and saxophonist's latest album, "Diamond Cut," was nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
Frisell, who grew up in Denver, is part of a "Jazz and Beyond" class that includes Dianne Reeves, Ron Miles, Charles Burrell, and members of Earth, Wind & Fire.
From the smoke-filled nightclubs of Five Points to the swanky hotels of Aspen and Vail, jazz has long been an important part of Colorado’s musical landscape.
The award-winning musician and composer says he started playing the clarinet to help with his asthma -- and it evolved from there.
Nocturne's owners hope the new club, located in Denver's RiNO district, helps to inject more life into the city's jazz scene.
When Charlie Burrell, one of the nation's first African-American classical musicians, left the concert hall in Denver, his white colleagues went one way, he went another.
"Circuit Rider," the new album from the Denver-based jazz musician features guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade.
Colorado band Buckner Funken Jazz shares a song inspired by the jazz music era of Five Points with CPR.
Traditional, smooth, Latin-style or funk – Colorado jazz aficionados can find a festival to fit every taste. Here are picks from DJ and music columnist Bret Saunders.