Best Blues Club Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Now in its fiftieth year, Ziggies is Colorado's oldest blues bar. No surprise, then, that it's also Denver's main spot for catching the area's finest local blues talent every night of the week. But Ziggies brings in its share of national touring acts, too, and even some international players. While there's a flat-screen that displays upcoming events and specials, there are no TVs broadcasting anything else, one more clue that it's all about the music here. And like any blues club worth its salt, Ziggies is a great place for musicians to hone their skills: In addition to its legendary blues jam, it hosts three other weekly jam or open-mic nights.

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Best Blues Jam Denver 2014 - Ziggies

Ziggies has been around for five decades, and it boasts the state's longest-running blues jam. Every Sunday, whether you're looking to hone your chops or just listen to some great local players, Ziggies is your spot. The Blues AllStars and Doc Brown switch off hosting duties every week, getting things started and then opening the stage to other players. Ziggies also hosts an acoustic open mic on Mondays and a Hump Day Jam on Wednesdays, where you'll hear a variety of music, including rock, funk and zydeco. Step right up...
 
  
4923 West 38th Avenue ~ Denver ~ 80212
tele. 303.455.9930
Just east of Sheridan, between Yates & Xavier, on 38th Avenue in Northwest Denver


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50th Anniversary, Limited Edition, Ziggies sandwich bill hats
with 3 separate embroidered Ziggies logos and our website inside the bill.
50th Anniversary on the back
For a limited time only $20 (regular price $25)

Ziggies accepts these credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.
We also have a low service fee ATM on site for customer convenience.
And we are a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot (Ask your bartender for the pass code)

              



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Welcome  to  Ziggies
The 50th anniversary year of our liquor license

The award winning Oldest Blues Bar in Colorado
Established in 1964
Featuring Live Music 7 Nights A Week



We are located in the heart of Northwest Denver
just minutes from downtown, I-70, and I-25
close to two RTD bus routes (38 & 51)
OPEN 7 days a week at 6pm 
on some Sunday's we open at 1:30pm for our
ALL AGES BBQ and live music events from 2-6pm.
See our calendar for details. 
Free street parking is available on all the
side streets & 38th Avenue surrounding Ziggies.
You are also welcome to park on the SouthEast corner of 38th & Sheridan at the former "Tommy's Marine" parking lot - that's about two blocks west of Ziggies.

No cover charge Sunday (except for the BBQ's) through Wednesday
With the cover set by band ~ Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday BBQ

Ziggies features local, national and even some international touring acts ~ playing more than blues.
We're all about the live music!
Each and every night of the week Ziggies features honest to goodness real live music on a real stage with a real sound system, fantastic musicians and a friendly staff, most of which who are musicians too!

Indeed it's true ~ there are NO televisions in Ziggies!
We have ZIN !!!
ZIN is our Ziggies Information Network - a 40" flat screen monitor which displays upcoming events, specials, and fun stuff!

The longest standing Blues Jam in Colorado happens every Sunday at 7pm, going close to 40 years strong!
Now sponsored by Ziggies & The Mile High Blues Society


Check out our calendar for upcoming shows
Ziggies is an OVER 21 full service bar and music venue.
The  only 2 exceptions to anyone UNDER 21 being allowed in is:

1. During our weekend daytime shows (e.g. 2pm Sunday BBQ's) that are specifically advertised as an ALL AGES WELCOME EVENT or

2. If you are an UNDER 21 musician OR singer and you have a completed, notarized, and FILED affidavit with the Denver Excise and Licenses Department.
You MUST have someone over 21 with you at all times while you are in Ziggies. Once the affidavit is completed, notarized and filed with Excise and licenses, a copy must be presented at Ziggies for the minor to be allowed entry.

For your convenience the affidavit PDF can be downloaded and printed from this link.  
 
We generally send out a weekly email blast on Wednesday with our upcoming events and newsletter.
Please sign up on our email list to receive email from Ziggies!

 
 
 
 


THURSDAY ~ AUGUST 21
OZY  LICANO
8:00pm ~ midnight

$2 cover

$1 draft PBR and $5 beer and shot combination specials.
 




 FRIDAY ~ AUGUST 22
THE  BUZZ  BROTHERS  BLUES  BAND
9PM ~ 1AM

$5 Cover
The Buzz Brothers Band is a loud, propulsive blues band from northern Colorado.
Formed in 2008, they have played all over the northern Colorado area and even into Wyoming. Specializing in Chicago style blues, they like to lay down a heavy groove that you could twist your ankle in!
We want to excite and expand the numbers of blues fans in Northern Colorado by playing blues cover tunes authentically as well as writing our own original material. It is important to us that our listeners feel the full energy and drive of real blues music.
Artists We Also Like: B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Rollings Stones, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb Mo. Just about every person who picked up a guitar from the delta (Robert Johnson, Son House, Charly Patton, etc.) to Chicago(Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, etc.). Plus a few guys from Detroit,Like John Lee Hooker, and from Texas, (ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn). For good measure you can throw in a few English fellas like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.
 


SATURDAY ~ AUGUST 23 
PULSE
$5 COVER
9pm ~ 1am

Blues, Classic Rock, Country, and more. 

 
 

Sunday ~ August 24
BBQ & Music ~ All Ages Welcome !!!

Open 1:30pm
Music 2-6pm
"WHEN  IT  WAS"
$5 for the band
One child under 10 gets in free with paying adult
Food is sold separately
The patio will be open.

www.whenitwasband.com
"When It Was..." is Denver's hottest new jazz band. Made up of professionals from some of the TOP bands in town, "When It Was..." sticks to the STANDARDS; drawing their setlists from an era when MUSIC was MUSIC!


You'll find songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin... and performed in the styles of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Harry Connick, Jr., and many others. Whether you're in the mood to show off how those swing lessons at the local dance studio have paid off, or just kick back with a martini in one hand while your fingers keep time on the other... you're in for a treat. From weddings and birthdays, to speakeasies and corporate events, "When It Was..." is available for all kinds of engagements. And with each musician having over 20 years of experience, you can leave your worries on the doorstep.




SUNDAY ~ AUGUST 24
Colorado's Longest Standing Blues Jam
sponsored in party by the Mile High Blues Society @ 7pm
Hosted by Little Ricky Davis & The Blues Allstars


THURSDAY ~ AUGUST 28
TONEY  ROCKS
ON TOUR
$7 Cover

http://www.toneyrocks.com
$1 PBR specials / $5 beer and shot combination specials all night long
About Toney Rocks:

" Toney has the soul of the blues and his latest song makes you feel it. A cross between John Lee Hooker and Albert King, Standing in the Rain, is a must listen for all those who live the blues" 
Kevin Nemith, Owner Digital Street Studio, Covered Bridge Music
Currently promoting his upcoming release, Toney Rocks: The Self Titled EP, TONEY ROCKS dives into the abyss of progressive, blues rock music, pushing the culture forward by delivering a bold hybrid of blues, and rock music peppered with electronic elements. He isn't just another guitar slinging bluesman. Toney Rocks conscious penmanship reveals a poet that identifies with todays struggles and triumphs such as poverty, love, and self-liberation. He writes for the people, as a voice of the people who can't be heard. 
 
Considered an epitome of the do-it-yourself musician, Toney Rocks records and produces the music featured in his solo shows from the ground up. In fact, there is no part of the Toney Rocks operation that he doesn't touch.  Born to Live Free, released in 2012, continues to enjoy airplay both in the US and abroad. His sound has been compared to the soulful sounds of Robert Cray and fusion of Jean Luc Ponty. 
Onstage, Toney Rocks features distinct shows. The full band show features Toney Rocks joined by an outstanding band featuring a bassist, drummer, and many times, keyboardist. This show gives audiences the raw, natural interaction of a live band with the essentials of the music. 
 
The solo show also turns the amplifier up to 10 and continues the progressive blues influenced rock party. This show features Toney Rocks dynamic vocal and guitar performance with the support of epic, hard hitting prerecorded backing tracks from Toney Rocks independent releases. Both of these show are rocking club, theater, and festival stages all over the country.

His third solo release, Born to Live Free, delivers ten songs penned by Toney Rocks. Songs from this release continue to enjoy airplay both in the United States and abroad. Released on his own Baby Deer Recording label, the music landscape stretches from a soulful upbeat approach with songs like "Empty", to a gritty distortion filled roots-blues with "Explode", onto blues-rock anthems such as the title track, "Born to Life Free". The album was produced from the ground up by Toney as he performed all instruments on the recording excluding piano on the ballad, "Miss You".

Toney Rocks has shared the stage with blues/roots music heavy hitters such as David Bromberg, Louisiana Red, and Tom Larsen. His debut as a recording artist and band leader came in 2006 when he released New Life, a jazz-fusion album with his band, Tony Robinson Trio. The trio performed clubs and festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region for about two years before calling it quits. 
A slew of groups came and went under Tony's leadership until 2008, when he was signed as a recording artist to the Oklahoma based independent record label, Tate Music Group. This deal brought about the 2009 release of Explode, an electronic/dance album produced by Tony released under the name, Tony Robinson. Though it pushed him into the realm of singing and lyric writing, disappointing product marketing and a compromised artistic direction ultimately sealed the deal with Tate Music. However, it taught Tony a valuable lesson. He didn't need a record label to tell him who to be or how to market his product.
 
After leaving the label, Tony vowed never to release control over his artistic vision or business direction. In 2011, Tony went back to his instrumental roots, this time focusing in the direction of world-fusion, releasing, My Hearts Rise, under the artist name Ynot Nosnibor. The album reached the Top-50 on the SoundClick World-fusion charts and inspired his first book, My Hearts Rise: Inspirations Behind the Music. Ynot Nosnibor performed several concerts and festivals before the strain of managing seven musicians and finding a wider audience became too much. After Ynot it was back to the drawing board, but this time music was not the focus.  
Though he never stopped performing, his recording and solo efforts took the back burner. Ynot Nosnibor was left behind and Tony Robinson focused on artist development coaching, speaking, and his second book, The Ultimate Guide to Artist Development. The Ultimate Guide to Artist Development identifies five keys that make an artist more valuable in the market place. It shows artist how to pinpoint their Talent, Originality, Identity, Core Values, and Ability to Showcase to the world. 
 
From 2010 through 2011, Tony traveled to high schools, and music conferences including Millennium Music Conference, Dewey Beach Music Conference and Singer Songwriter of Cape May to speak on the concepts covered in his book. He founded the Mega Star Coaching company and began coaching on artist development strategies so that they, like him, could learn to manage their career on their own terms.
 
Ultimately Tony found that coaching and speaking wasn't all he wanted to do. Music had to be there and it had to be a huge part of his professional life. That being so, he wasn't going to doing it "half-assed" so he had to go 100%. This time there was no turning back, no compromising, and no stopping. This understanding of the five keys he had been teaching over the past year lead him to the ultimate self-discovery... and the blues within himself. Not wanting to use his full name as an artist name he dropped the last name and added an 'e' to his first name just to be different.

FRIDAY ~ AUGUST 29
TJ COUPE
9pm ~ 1am
$5 Cover

TOM JUNE - KEYBOARDS/VOCALS

Tom spent most of the 80s touring the country with what was then considered a "New Wave" group called "Elik Pink" in which he was fortunate enough to open for the likes of Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Ramantics, Head East, and others.  Once he decided to leave the road life, Tom played for a variety of local bands, including the classic rock band "No Excuse,' the swing band, "Swingbilly," and also played piano for Bo Diddley's band when he performed in Denver in 2007.


MICHELE STEELE - LEAD VOCALS

Michele hails from Boston where she grew up with a musical family that exposed her to a variety of musical styles.  Prior to moving to Colorado, she performed with various bands on the east coast over a span of 20 years including the band ‘East Coast Connection” and “Metaphor.”  Since moving to Colorado, she has performed with the 11th hour band and Catfish Kray.  Michele’s sultry and powerful vocals combined with her stage presence immediately grab the listening crowd’s attention from the first note.


MARK VOLLING - DRUMS

Mark Volling has been playing in the Denver Metro area since 1983. Growing up near Chicago, he has loved the drums since “as early as I can remember”. Starting lessons at the tender age of 6, he has played in dance bands of all stripes since he was 15. Since then he has played in country bands, big bands, variety bands and several rock bands. He is also a very enthusiastic member of his church (MPB) choir, where he sings and plays. A recent (8 months) addition to the TJ Coupe band, Mark is very excited about the direction and level of musicianship of this band and is committed to ‘delivering the goods’ each and every time that we perform!


ERV TRUJILLO - BASS GUITAR

Bassist Erv Trujillo is originally from Denver but spent 25 years in Fairbanks, Alaska.  His musical experiences include many U.S and Canadian touring bands to local jazz groups.  He has jammed with such greats as Kenny Barron, Bobby Hutcherson, Ingrid Jensen, the late Frank Mantooth, and Elvin Bishop. 

His latest projects include playing bass and some production and arranging for Retrotech, which has resulted in 3 previously released CD's.  A 4th and 5th CD will soon be released. 

Currently Erv works as a public school music teacher in the Denver area.  He has worked for 20 years teaching band, orchestra, and choir.  Originally, he attended the University of Northern Colorado but completed his B.S. in Music Education at the University of Alaska- Fairbanks.  He studied trumpet and electric bass at UAF.  Upon completion of his degree, he joined the staff at UAF as an adjunct instructor in Electric Bass.


KEVIN O'BRIEN - GUITAR

In Kevin’s own words….

Began playing as a teenager in New Mexico heavily influenced initially by the Beatles but quickly became immersed in the British Blues of Alexis Corner and incorporated, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, the Yardbirds,  the original Fleetwood Mac, and all the subsequent work of Clapton, Beck and Page. That led me back to BB King, Freddie King, Albert Collins etc. A special tip of the hat to the great Paul Kossoff and Jim McCarty who both taught me how to play slow; make it count. I love the re-infusion of British Blues back into America with bands like Aerosmith, Cactus and the Black Crowes.

Toured the Southwest and Midwestern states extensively with Denver based The News.  Founding member of the Radio Kings with former members of Jethro Tull and San Francisco’s KillerWatt. Guitarist on Xavier and the Messengers EP winning Downbeat Magazines Pick of the Month,Keeping company with that month’s other two entrants, Chick Corea and Thelonious Monk.Assistant recording engineer at Mars Studios, Los Angeles working with such notables as; Bob Dylan, Little Richard, Frank Zappa, Mick Fleetwood, Joe Pass, Ella Fitzgerald. Note; The Joe Pass/ Ella Fitzgerald sessions where one of the first ever recordings employing the then burgeoning technology digital recording using a Sony PCM 1600 (it didn’t sound all that great). House Sound Engineer at the Los Angeles Troubadour and Madame Wong’s China Town and West Side working with the then yet to be discovered; Red Hot Chili Peppers, Los Lobos, John Hiatt, Living Color, Marshall Crenshaw, The Motels



SATURDAY ~ AUGUST 30

ALAN  KNIGHT  &  COMPANY
9pm ~ 1am
$5 Cover

ALAN  KNIGHT
Alan Knight is a blues guitarist and singer from Fort Worth, Texas. He recently moved to Denver to discover the exploding music scene. Alan style is a combination of Texas and Delta blues. Alan is part of the blues duo, Knight and Woodward, with bassist Jodie Woodward.  
For the past ten years in Texas, he led his own band (Alan Knight and Company) touring around North Texas. He has played with many national and local bands, such as Tab Benoit, Mike Zito, Wayne Toups, and The Blues All Stars.

JODIE  WOODWARD
Jodie Woodward started playing bass when she moved to New Orleans in the late 1980s. The first band she joined was an all female band called Blue Sister. Blue Sister toured extensively and was the backup band for Lazy Lester while on a one of her 8 European tours. After 10 years in New Orleans, she moved to Colorado. Arriving on the Colorado blues music scene, started several local bands, Blue Roux and Mojo Gaia. Jodie has toured and recorded with the following artists and bands: Zora Young, Delores Scott, Randy McAllister, Lazy Lester, Dan Treanor, Gretchen Troop Band, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, Coco Robicheaux, and Jack Hadley Band. Jodie was invited to play the Bass Slam for the past 3 years, with the most notable bass players in Colorado. One of the few female Bass Players in Colorado, she brings with her New Orleans funk, blues, swing.

DANNY  HAYNES
Danny Haynes brings 40 plus year of experience to the Alan Knight and Company Band. Born near Dallas, Texas, he was part of the vibrant music scene that produced the Vaughan brothers-Stevie and Jimmie. Danny became a full-time musician in the early 70′s and never looked back. He toured the USA and Canada with Tommy Latham and McCool-a Vegas type show band that allowed him to become a seasoned stage performer. In 1976, he started The King Peach Band. They were a hard-working road band that recorded their only album in 1980.

In 1996, he moved to Australia became an integral part of the music scene, culminating in the recording of his CD, Built For Comfort. Danny moved to Denver a year ago and has been a great addition to Denver blues. His exceptional keyboard rounds out the band with his depth and soulful playing.

TIM  MOLINARO
Tim Molinaro has been drumming in the Denver for the past 15 years. Originally from Detroit, Tim has been influenced by Motown sound. Winner of the 2013 Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Awards for best drummer, Tim has played with: Dan Treanor Band, Sammy Dee, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, Cedar Avenue Blues Band and many more




www.MileHighBluesSociety.com 
THE DENVER BLUES CHALLENGE ROUNDS ARE SET!

The acts are listed in alphabetical order.  Performance order will be determined on the day of the event)

BANDS PRELIM - Sept 14, 2:00 pm at Ziggies in Denver – The top two bands advance to finals on Oct 12

40 Below Zero
Erik Boa & The Constrictors
Mojomama
Papa Juke


BANDS PRELIM - Sept 21, 2:00 pm at Ziggies in Denver – The top two bands advance to finals on Oct 12

Dr Izzy Band
Michael Hornbuckle Band
King Stan Band
Randall Dubis Band
Suitcase Kings

 
SOLO/DUO FINAL – Oct 5, 2:00 pm at Ziggies in Denver – The top act advances to IBC in Memphis
 
Doc & The Devil
Erik Boa & Jodie
Johnny Johnston
Mojo Medicine Show
Randall Dubis

 
BAND FINAL – Oct 12, 2:00 pm at Ziggies in Denver – The top band advances to IBC in Memphis

Best of luck to all these great blues acts!
As closely as possible, the MHBS uses the same rules used in the Memphis, Blues Foundation, IBC

http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge/international-blues-challenge-official-rules/
 




OPEN  JAMS  FEATURE  A  FULL BACK LINE
including Jezebel, our upgright grand piano

Come meet Jezebel ~ a circa 1900 Upgrght Cabinet Grand Adam Schaaf Antique Piano
NOW at Ziggies!

 
Live music 7 nights a week, featuring open jams, Sunday through Wednesday, with Headliner Bands every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
The Mile High Blues Society and Ziggies Live Music

Every Sunday at 7pm ~ FREE






Acoustic Monday @ 8pm

Terry Gulley
alternating host with

Johnny Bosbyshell

 


Tuesday Groovesday ~ Sit in with Featured Musician @ 8pm
alternates between Matty Graziano 


Matty Graziano
  


and
Danny Haynes




Wednesday Hump Day Jam alternates between
 Jack Yoder 
and
Randall Dubis
Starts at 8:30pm
 or immediately following
Performance Poetry 2nd & 4th Wednesday


 
Performance Poetry ~ 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
With Featured Poets
followed by open readings
6:30pm ~ 8:00pm
FEATURED POET AUGUST 27




 

 
 
Available in Pink or Gray
Many sizes available - S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Pewter 50th Anniversary Pen / Stylus / pen-light

Check out the Ziggies Merchandise with new merchandise and new sizes available
Available at Ziggies or via our secure online web site store

www.ZiggiesLiveMusic.com/store

Westword - Best of Denver 2014 - Best Blues Jam 

Best Blues Jam Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Ziggies has been around for five decades, and it boasts the state's longest-running blues jam. Every Sunday, whether you're looking to hone your chops or just listen to some great local players, Ziggies is your spot. The Blues AllStars and Doc Brown switch off hosting duties every week, getting things started and then opening the stage to other players. Ziggies also hosts an acoustic open mic on Mondays and a Hump Day Jam on Wednesdays, where you'll hear a variety of music, including rock, funk and zydeco. Step right up...

Westword - Best of Denver 2014 - Best Blues Club 

Best Blues Club Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Now in its fiftieth year, Ziggies is Colorado's oldest blues bar. No surprise, then, that it's also Denver's main spot for catching the area's finest local blues talent every night of the week. But Ziggies brings in its share of national touring acts, too, and even some international players. While there's a flat-screen that displays upcoming events and specials, there are no TVs broadcasting anything else, one more clue that it's all about the music here. And like any blues club worth its salt, Ziggies is a great place for musicians to hone their skills: In addition to its legendary blues jam, it hosts three other weekly jam or open-mic nights.

CBS News 4 "Top Open Mic Venues in Denver" 

 A nice little write up from CBS News 4 Denver recently... "Top Open Mic Venues in Denver" Performing at an open mic night just might be the step in the right direction for your aspiring music career, or at least a few minutes to shine. This is an opportunity for aspiring singers, comedians and actors to get on stage, captivate an audience and turn an ordinary night into something special. Not only do open mic nights give Denver bar goers a different kind of night on the town, but they also allow the opportunity to experience the rise and fall of aspiring talent.

Ziggies
4923 W. 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 455-9930
www.ziggieslivemusic.com
Open mic nights: Every Monday at 8 p.m.
Click here for a calendar of events
Looking to start the week on a good note? Check out Ziggie’s Monday acoustic open mic nights hosted by Terry Gulley. The admission is free, the music is amazing and the drink specials can’t be beat. Sip on dollar PBRs as Gulley, a vocalist who plays guitar and the harmonica, leads you through a journey of the area’s best local music. Ziggies is Denver’s premier blues club, so rest assured Monday is not the only night you can join in on the fun. Jam nights run every day of the week, and on Tuesdays, you’re welcome groove with one of the club’s featured musicians.

Ziggies, Colorado's Oldest Blues Bar - By Timothy Breckon 

November 9, 2011 
Timothy Breckon
Denver Music Scene Examiner

Ziggies purports to be Colorado’s oldest blues bar, w/ a liquor license that dates back to 1964. Today Ziggies maintains that authenticity with slightly rough edges and seriously good musicians. Always welcoming and friendly, the staff take good care of their diverse patrons and keep the place clean so no one should feel uncomfortable. Just a few blocks further away from downtown than theTennyson business district north of 38th Avenue, Ziggies is close enough for comfort as well. There have been a string of owners and some name changes since 1964; current owner Carla Jordan is a big player in the local music scene, largely due to the fact that she puts on live music seven nights a week year round!

Ziggies has great drink specials every night as well. Carla makes sure to keep the hipsters happy with affordable PBR and the connoisseurs in high spirits with seasonal drafts. Inside rumor has it that there are some kegs of rare and popular seasonals from years past Carla will tap this winter. Ziggies has a decently sized dance floor, a stage big enough for a nine- or ten-piece band, and the usual accoutrements like booths and a pool table spaced out in a multilevel arrangement that gives everyone in the bar a good view of the stage.

The acts at Ziggies are usually local and at least somewhat bluesy, keeping in mind that the term “The Blues” can cover a lot of territory in this day and time. Local musical scenestress Melanie Owen Padilla of Cedar Avenue Blues Band is one of the many great regular weeknight jam hosts at Ziggies; Thursday through Saturday always feature performances by local acts. The easygoing atmosphere and comfortable setting at Ziggies make it great for hosting the next drowning of your sorrows in the joy of music.

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Westword - Best of Denver 2014

Best Blues Club Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Now in its fiftieth year, Ziggies is Colorado's oldest blues bar. No surprise, then, that it's also Denver's main spot for catching the area's finest local blues talent every night of the week. But Ziggies brings in its share of national touring acts, too, and even some international players. While there's a flat-screen that displays upcoming events and specials, there are no TVs broadcasting anything else, one more clue that it's all about the music here. And like any blues club worth its salt, Ziggies is a great place for musicians to hone their skills: In addition to its legendary blues jam, it hosts three other weekly jam or open-mic nights.
http://www.westword.com/bestof/2014/award/best-blues-club-2787497/

Best Blues Jam Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Ziggies has been around for five decades, and it boasts the state's longest-running blues jam. Every Sunday, whether you're looking to hone your chops or just listen to some great local players, Ziggies is your spot. The Blues AllStars and Doc Brown switch off hosting duties every week, getting things started and then opening the stage to other players. Ziggies also hosts an acoustic open mic on Mondays and a Hump Day Jam on Wednesdays, where you'll hear a variety of music, including rock, funk and zydeco. Step right up...
http://www.westword.com/bestof/2014/award/best-blues-jam-2787496/

Westword, Vol. 37, Number 31. March 27-April 2, 2014, Page 142


Westword, Best of Denver 2011 AND 2009 
Ziggies, Best Blues Jam.
Thank you to all the great musicians who make this happen!



Best Blues Jam - 2011
While Ziggie's has long been hailed as Denver's oldest blues bar, in recent years it's expanded into other genres, such as rock, R&B and funk. In addition to an acoustic open-mike night on Mondays, an open jam on Tuesdays and a chance to sit in with featured musicians on Wednesdays, Ziggie's also boasts one of the longest-running blues jams in town on Sundays. And that's where the real action is. The Doc Brown Blues Band and the Blues Allstars alternate hosting the blues jams, which bring in a variety of solid musicians playing covers and originals. Keyboard players need not worry about bringing down a keyboard; the bar has one available for the jams, which kick off at 7 p.m.
Westword, March 31-April 6, 2011, Volume 34, Number 31, Page 98





Thank You Denver!!!
Ziggies - "Best Blues Jam"
2009 Westword's Best of Denver
"Best Blues Jam"
"Ziggies has always been known as Denver's oldest blues bar, but ...Carla Jordan, who took over the place and remodeled it just over a year ago have expanded the music selection by also bringing in R&B, funk, rock and jazz acts on Fridays and Saturdays. The other five nights are allotted to open mics... Whether you want to hone your chops with some stellar blues talent or just listen, Ziggies is the place..."
Westword, Vol. 32, Number 30. March 26-April 1, 2009

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