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Mike Denny
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Mike Denny has been a professional jazz guitarist since 1978. His professional life has been spent in Denver, Portland, Oregon, New York, Washington, D.C., and Eugene. He has also performed in Barcelona and Paris. Among the artists he has professionally worked with are Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Clarence Wheeler, Eartha Kitt, Della Reese, Buddy Miles, Sonny King, Jim Pepper, Nancy King, Mary Wells, Dick Hyman, Michael Moore, Kenny Davern, Joe Magnarelli, Paul Bollenback, Larry Goldings, Carol Kaye, and Obo Addy, with whom he recorded two albums. He released two of his own CDs in 1997: a solo effort, Looking in, and a quartet recording, Now-Here-This, both on the Origin label. He has performed with the Eugene Symphony and Cabrillo Festival Orchestra under Marin Alsop and with the Oregon Festival of American Music under Alsop and Dick Hyman. Performing regularly in the area with the Mike Denny Trio, he has been chosen to open two jazz clubs, Piccolo’s and Theo’s Jazz Club. Denny also leads the Mike Denny All-Stars, a quintet with trumpet and alto saxophone that is devoted to the bluesier aspects of jazz. The All-Stars will be featured at this year's Eugene Celebration 2000. Denny has been the guitar instructor at the Oregon Summer Music Institute Jazz Camp at the University of Oregon since 1994 and with the Peter Britt Festival Jazz Camp since 1999. In addition to performing, Denny teaches jazz guitar in Eugene through Lane Community College and through the University of Oregon, as well as lecture courses in the history of jazz at both campuses. He earned the B.A. in music history from the City College of New York (1992) and the M.A. in music history from the University of Oregon (1995).

Mike Denny Links
 Bio at the UO School of Music
Aug 2OFAM 2001On the 20th CenturySilva
Aug 3OFAM 2001No. 29Soreng
Aug 4OFAM 2001Loco-Locomotion
Aug 9OFAM 2001Swing to BopSoreng
Aug 9OFAM 2001Super Chief - Dance
Aug 10OFAM 2001Pacific 2-3-1Silva
Aug 11OFAM 2001Ghana Express
Aug 8OFAM 2002Gershwin As Smooth JazzJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2002Rhapsody In Blue
Aug 6OFAM 2004Instrumental GoldJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2004My Fair Lady SwingsJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2004Fullblown MermaidsJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2005All of YouSilva
Aug 5OFAM 2005Cole JazzJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2005Kiss Me KateJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2005You're SensationalJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2005All Through The Night
Aug 3OFAM 2006Cheek To CheekSilva
Aug 4OFAM 2006Heat WaveJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2006Blue SkiesJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2006Come On And Hear!Jaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2006Face The MusicJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2006You're Just In LoveJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2006Man Bites DogJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2006Say It With MusicSilva
Mike Denny appears in these Loco-Motion events:
Thursday Aug 2
7:30 pOn the 20th Century
Friday Aug 3
2:00 pNo. 29
Saturday Aug 4
7:00 pLoco-Locomotion
Thursday Aug 9
2:00 pSwing to Bop
6:00 pSuper Chief - Dance
Friday Aug 10
7:30 pPacific 2-3-1
Saturday Aug 11
7:00 pGhana Express