Here’s an event not to miss. Starring (or at least in a very prominent supporting role!) our very own Michael Bevers. Dazzle Jazz Classical Music Series – Music for Two. August 5th, 7 – 9 pm.
The Denver Guitar Workshop meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. Most months we meet in the common room upstairs next to the main sanctuary. During the summer look for us downstairs – it’s cooler there!
Our meetings are held at the South Broadway Christian Church – 23 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203 (Google Map).
We hope to see you there!
There are a number of wonderful guitar and stringed instrument groups that meet in and around Denver. Here are the ones we know of –
Denver Acoustic Music Society. Meets the first Monday of every month from 7 – 9pm at the University Park Methodist Church, 2180 University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210 (Google Map). DAMS specializes in group and ensemble play as well as solo performance.
Cheyenne Guitar Society. Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45pm at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001 (Google Map). CGS welcomes any style of guitar including jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, etc. Solo play in a round-robin style, and any level from beginner to professional.
Colorado Springs Guitar Society. Meets the second Monday of every month beginning at 7:30pm in Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College Campus, Room 328 (Google Map). CSGS plays ensemble pieces during the beginning of the meeting, then opens the meeting to solo performance.
Guitar Society of Northern Colorado. Meets the third Monday of every month from 6 – 8pm at Spotlight Music in Ft. Collins, 4606 S. Mason St., Ft. Collins, CO 80525 (Google Map). GSNC has presenters or performers for the first hour, then opens the meeting up for solo or group play.
Denver Ukulele Community. The Denver Uke has been bringing Ukemaniacs together since 2005 on the third and fifth Saturday beginning at 10:30am at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210 (Google Map). If you play a Ukulele, like listening to people playing Ukulele, or are a Don Ho wannabe, you must attend.
Boulder Guitar Society. Meets the last Monday of each and every month from 7 – 9pm at the First United Methodist Church in Boulder, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302 (Google Map). BGS usually has a presenter or performer for the first hour, then they open up the stage for solo performance.
Denver Mandolin Orchestra. The DMO is a group of Mandolinists, guitarists, and one guy playing bass. If you play mandolin, like mandolin, or are just curious about what a mandolin orchestra sounds like, check them out.
Western Colorado Classical Guitar Society. Meets monthly in Grand Junction. Check out their website for more information.
If you know of any other groups, or would like to be listed, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your group. Thanks!
The Denver Guitar Workshop is going to go back to our original format. There will be three types of meetings, hopefully on a rotating basis.
The first type of meeting will be a workshop/presentation. For the first hour we will have someone teach a technique and/or present a type of musical style. The second hour will be open for solo play.
The second type of meeting will be a masterclass. This meeting will take all two hours of our time, and signups will be required in advance.
The third type of meeting will be all solo playing.
So, here’s the “I need your help” part. We need teachers, presenters and facilitators for the meetings. If you have a technique you’d like to teach, or a presentation you’d like to give. Or – you’d like to conduct a masterclass. Please email us at DenverGuitarWorkshop@gmail.com. We’re looking to book a few great teachers.
The news of DGW’s demise was much exaggerated and most certainly premature!
If you haven’t heard by now, the Denver Guitar Workshop is alive, kicking and ready to continue the fine tradition that was the Denver Classical Guitar Society, and the past two years as DGW.
Last month, John Coleman announced that he was stepping down as director of the DGW, and that March would most likely be the final meeting. I just couldn’t let that happen, so I stepped up and volunteered to take over managing the group. The DGW, like the DCGS before it, is too fine of a Denver tradition, and couldn’t be allowed to end.
So for all of you mourning the demise of the Denver Guitar Workshop, mourn no more. We’re here to stay, with your support, attendance, and help.
Lastly, but most certainly most important, I’d like to thank John Coleman for continuing the meetings, organizing, and working hard to see the community of guitarists continue on. It’s important that we have a place to meet, play, compare notes, and improve. Thank you John for your hard work.
EJ Rodriquez will continue to help with the meetings. His hard work alongside John the past two years has been wonderful and I look forward to his help in the future.
Scott Taylor will help with the back-end, techy, geeky stuff like the website and email sends.