The CJRO big band will feature one of Denver’s top jazz musicians as we pay tribute to the great Chick Corea. An American jazz composer and pianist Chick Corea was a member of the Miles Davis band in the late 60s before forming his jazz fusion group, Return to Forever in the early 70s. The CJRO will honor the 27-time Grammy winner and jazz icon with an evening of Corea’s compositions, including "Spain," and "Armando's Rhumba."
Pianist Eric Gunnison has led a distinguished career during which he has established himself as one of the mainstays of Denver’s vibrant jazz scene as an instrumentalist, bandleader, and educator. He has also attracted a global following by performing, touring, and recording with internationally renowned jazz artists including vocal sensations, Carmen McRae and Roberta Gambarini. Gunnison is committed to the development of the next generation of jazz musicians, and his enthusiasm and passion for jazz can be heard in his performances and educational endeavors alike. Eric has been part of the CJRO since its inception in 2012 and is a fan favorite for his brilliant keyboard expertise!