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This group of musicians formed in the fall of 2001. Each member brings an eclectic mix of musical experiences and history. Developing a unique style by playing in and soaking up influences from Denver's various musical scenes.
From these varied backgrounds comes a combined musical effort that hints of blues, swing, and rock 'n roll, spiced with hints of Latin, 50's pop, big band jump jazz, and even "countrified" music. It's a mix of styles that immediately feels familiar, yet comes only from RAZ - It's American music. RAZ finds a wide range of appeal from younger to older listeners: from blues, rock-a-billy, bee-bop and twist crowds to swing-dance and country crowds. The dance beat is infectious, while the humorous, romantic and serious lyrics keep the listener curious.
Song lists include RAZ's original tunes intermingled with new and old favorites, from "Mack the Knife" and "Brown Eyed Girl", to “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Call Me the Breeze”. All members of RAZ enjoy jammin' together and with their audience. They're not satisfied unless the audience can't help but "shake it".
RAZ was featured the entire month of February 2004 on the TV program “Denver’s Heartbeat” filmed at The HardRock Café in Downtown Denver. RAZ also appeared in the Rocky Mountain News’ “Local Noise” as the feartured Artist. RAZ’s music can be heard on 99.5FM “The Mountain”. RAZ was featured on the Denver Channel Seven Early Morning News and has performed at benefits for the American Cancer Society and Colorado Victim Advocate Fund. Recently RAZ could be found at such places as the Arvada Gold Strike Festival, Longmont’s ArtWalk Festival and The Westword Music Showcase at Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Littletons Summerset Fest, Little Bear in Evergreen, The Buffalo Rose & The Cherry Creek Arts Festival. RAZ takes pride in being versatile enough to successfully perform at music clubs, coffeehouses, sports bars, business holiday parties, private parties and family celebrations.