The five best jazz shows in Denver this month
1. DAFNIS PRIETO'S PROVERB TRIO @ DAZZLE, 11/14
An insanely well-versed drummer who leads a number of his own distinctively different groups, Cuban-American drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto has also had the chance to perform with heavies like Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman and Eddie Palmieri. With his Proverb Trio, which includes lauded keyboardist Jason Lindner and vocalist/rapper Kokayi, Prieto explores territory quite different from anything else he's done. The band's self-titled album, released last summer, is a fascinating and exciting showcase of all of their improvisation skills. Expect the same live from trio.