The Blue Notes has been serving up great swing dance music in the Denver area since its founding in 1953. Dave Leavitt Started the band along with some of his friends at Denver Unversity and the band has been going ever since. Dan Leavitt took over the band in 2004 with some of Denver's finest jazz artists. Dan has performed with some of the greatest music artists in the world. Here is a partial list:

  • Ray Charles
  • Anrea Bocelli
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Natalie Cole
  • Daine Reaves
  • Mel Torme
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Chuck Berry
  • Lyle Lovette
  • Michael W. Smith
  • Amy Grant
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Leslie Uggams
  • Kenny Rogers
  • The Canadian Brass
  • The Moody Blues
  • Mannheim Steam Roller

He can be seen in the recently released PBS special 3 Mo' Divas. He has recorded with the Colorado Symphony, The Boulder Brass, and Rare Silk. He has performed principal trumpet with the Denver Chamber Orchestra and The Central City Opera.

Dan playing trumpet on PBS

Puchase the DVD Three Mo' Divas

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The Blue Notes can play literally thousands of songs. We limit what we do to the music of the swing era and other fomrs of dance music. This includes:

  • Glenn Miller
  • Waltzes
  • Cha-Chas
  • Sambas
  • Swing
  • Ballads
  • Cole Porter
  • George Gershwin
  • Harry James
  • etc.

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