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KJ Denhert, Americana Project concert on Tuesday

By Taylor MacGruder
Special to The PREVIEW

finalKJ 1Anyone ready to get their groove on?

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Pagosa Springs High School is honored to have the one and only KJ Denhert enchant our beautiful little mountain town with her sweet, big city music.

For an admission fee of only $10 per person (12 and under free) you can experience a show that Camilla Herrera of The Advocate Greenwich said contains, “Haunting vocals and lyrics … smooth jazz guitar … a whole lot of soul…” You really don’t want to miss out.

The Syracuse News Times says, “KJ has a gift for performing live,” and according to the Blue Note in NYC, “KJ Denhert is a unique artist, singer and songwriter … Her voice is powerful, her lyrics full of intelligent insight and her musicianship is impeccable.”

We really got lucky when KJ agreed to come and perform for us.

The students of the Americana Project at Pagosa Springs High School must hire, promote and produce a concert with a professional artist every semester, and this semester we are ecstatic to know we have a truly amazing musician coming to play a concert in order to support the Americana Project. Denhert will also work with students on songwriting and performance during the day. A select few of the project’s students will be opening for KJ.

Members of the class look forward to seeing all of you at the high school, supporting the Americana Project class, and jamming out with us. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will follow at 7. Tickets will only be sold at the door.

KJ put her first band together in high school and many of our students work to do the same. KJ Denhert is not only a fixture on the NYC jazz scene, but also a role model and a very talented lady. KJ will perform the show solo and the students will be joining her for the closer. Let’s give her an audience she won’t forget and ourselves a show of a lifetime! The show is being sponsored by The Pagosa Springs SUN, Riff Raff Brewing Company and High Country Lodge.

This story was posted on October 31, 2013.