LATE NIGHT: 11p - 12:30a
Anisha Rush: Saxophone, Salomon BColorado-based saxophonist and composer Anisha Rush began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 and immediately fell in love with the music. In 2013, Anisha was chosen to be a Telluride Student All-Star from a pool of musicians from around the country, performing on the main stage at the Telluride Jazz Festival. She is a regular member of The Ron Miles Group, The Boy/Girl Band lead by Art Lande, and the Colorado Jazz Group Big Band, playing with Colorado’s top players including Brad Goode, Jeff Jenkins, and Ken Walker. She has also shared the stage with Circuit Rider, whose members include Ron Miles, Bill Frisell and Brian Blade. Anisha holds a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
A native of Denver, Solomon J. Chapman is a sought-after musician within the Gospel and Jazz communities of Colorado. Through countless performances in concert and liturgical settings as a teenager, Solomon became an active gospel accompanist and collaborator in music-ministry projects in Colorado. In the Spring of 2016, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from MSU Denver, earning a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition. Solomon is an active composer, arranger, and educator. His works have been featured in local ensembles like The Rhythm of Life Community Chorus and the MSU Denver Wind Ensemble as well as in Colombia, South America through ColomboAmerican Medellín’s 2015 Jazz Camp and Festival. Passionate about music education, Solomon is also the owner of MD Music LLC, a company dedicated to cultivating gospel musicians within the State of Colorado.