The Columbia Museum of Art will close out its second full Jazz on Main season Friday with a performance by Denver-based saxophonist and flautist Nelson Rangell.
Rangell is a busy fellow. In 2015, he simultaneously released two separate albums: “Red,” a melodic assortment of lush saxophone compositions (and a funkysurprise or two) and “Blue,” a contemporary collection of jazz flute works.
Separately, the albums spotlight Rangell’s talent; together, they showcase his range. Rangell will be joined by the ridiculously talented pianist, composer, arranger and educator Noel Freidline, who has accompanied symphonies and traveling Broadway productions and opened for Tony Bennett, David Sanborn and Kenny G. He’s alsowritten and performed music for Monday Night Football, Disney and ABC.
As the museum’s artistic director, Freidline created the Jazz on Main series.
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“I can’t think of a better way to close out our second season than with a return engagement of saxophonist and flautist Nelson Rangell,” said Freidline. “He did such an amazing job opening last season, I can’t help but think he’ll close this one out with a bigger bang. A talent of his level is an amazing thing to experience.”
Tickets for CMA’s Jazz on Main are $35 for non-museum members, $28 for members and just $5 for students. Happy hour and galleries open at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30.
For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org
Katie McElveen, Special to The State