Artist in Residence Series
Ride the Rhythm Straight to The Oxford for our Weekly Artist in Residence Series.
Enjoy our weekly showcase of local, celebrated jazz musicians -
hosted in The Oxford Lobby, on Thursday – Saturday, from 5 – 7 PM!
Listen to the jazz stylings of local musicians while sipping on our Signature 1891 Whiskey, all included for your Oxford reservation. Please note this weekly event will follow the safety guidelines and standards set during COVID-19.
The Oxford Players
|Andrew Nguyen is a Colorado-native fingerstyle guitarist and jazz fusion artist. Spontaneous and distinct, his instrumental arrangements reflect his respect for jazz’s improvisatory tradition combined with his appreciation of varied genres from country to classic rock. Andrew’s sound fuses melody, lead, and rhythm to replicate the complexity of a full band setting using one guitar. He has shared his music at numerous establishments across the Front Range from the Armstrong Hotel to The Club at Flying Horse Resort. When not performing independently, he is the lead guitarist for the Denver-based cover band The Jukebox and also instructs guitar at a local music studio. He hopes that his music will unite, touch, and present a truly unique sonic experience.|
|UPCOMING DATES - Friday, June 11th|
Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer and jazz pianist based in Denver, CO. She has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene as a composer and leader-performer of her many projects (the Annie Booth Trio, Sextet, and Big Band) and as a busy side-musician. Booth holds a Bachelors of Music Performance (summa cum laude, 2011) and a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy (summa cum laude, 2020) from the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado. When Annie is not performing, traveling, or composing, she is an in-demand educator, on faculty at the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) and maintaining an active schedule as a guest clinician, artist, and adjudicator at jazz festivals and high school and university programs across the U.S. and Canada. She is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of Northern Colorado, teaching jazz piano and jazz arranging.
|David Henning is a singer/songwriter based out of Denver. Originally from Pennsylvania he started his journey playing music for his church. He began focusing on songwriting in 2014 and has most recently entered the country music world where he could soon be a recognizable writer. With growing accomplishments, including recognition from COMBO (Colorado Music Business Organization) in 2014, David has most recently decided to expand his resume by adding a 5 track EP to his downloadable music collection (August of 2016). This will include songs with commercial potential such as "Look at you" along with simple acoustic tracks like "Back", the last song on the upcoming EP.|
|UPCOMING DATES - Saturday, May 29th; Saturday, June 5th; Thursday, June 10th|
Full-time Professional Musician, David Lawrence, has called Colorado home for over a decade. David brings a unique blend of finger-picking Delta blues, roots-Americana, soulful vocals, and his own style of Gypsy-infused jazz guitar. A poet at heart, David’s original sound combines evocative imagery and storytelling with infectious melodies and rich, layered guitar playing. True to his musical roots, David’s music is raw, gritty, soulful, and full of heart. For this special Jazz appreciation month performance, David will lean into the great American Songbook and show his deep reverence for this truly American art form.
|UPCOMING DATES - Thursday, May 27th; Friday, May 28th|
Dzirae Gold herself. Their sound is deeply rooted in the rich tones of Dzirae's voice. Her sultry vocals have been described as "smooth as liquid gold" and the band's sound can be best categorized as Pop-Jazz/Soul, which inspired the name "DZIRAE GOLD" - fresh, sexy, and timeless. While you'll love the sultry twist Dzirae Gold puts on many of your favorite pop songs, and her crooning rendition of some of the best vocal jazz classics, it's Dzirae Gold's deep and thoughtful original lyrics and passionate instrumentals that will surely stir your heart and mind.
|UPCOMING DATES - Thursday, May 20th; Friday, May 21st; Friday, June 18th|
JIMMY HANK WILLIAMS
Hank Williams is the founder, singer, guitarist, and bandleader of Denver-based hot jazz and swing band Odessa Rose. His interest in music began as a child pounding out tunes on the family piano and drum kit. Growing up in Austin Texas, he began his stage life at the age of 15, playing in a friend’s father’s country-swing band, and has never looked back. Odessa Rose is a Denver-based Swing band whose influences include Django Reinhardt, Grant Green, The Hot Club of Cowtown, and Duke Ellington. Hank formed Odessa Rose in 2008 and the band quickly found a home within the Denver Swing dance scene. Their infectious blend of swing, folk, and original Americana music soon captured the ears of local fans and showrunners alike. Odessa Rose can be seen playing unique venues throughout Denver such as The Denver Botanic Gardens, Odell Brewing Co, and the Denver Milk Market.
|UPCOMING DATES - Thursday, May 13th; Friday, May 14th; Saturday, May 15th|