Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet featuring Borahm Lee, Gabe Mervine, Obed Calvaire, Hunter Roberts


Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet featuring Borahm Lee, Gabe Mervine, Obed Calvaire, Hunter Roberts

Tue, December 11, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$10.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet
Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet
Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli Introduces, 'Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet’ Debut.

While most know Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic, the pioneer in fusing live instruments into the electronic dance scene, Dominic's roots began very early on in Jazz music, at home and in High School. After high school, Dominic went to Northern Arizona University, where he began a more focused study of jazz and classical music. He also began to hone his skills playing weekly trio gigs with world renowned bassist Joel Dibartolo (Tonight Show Band, Buddy Rich, Carmen McCrae) and Chicago-based drummer Frank Rosaly, which helped him begin his further explorations into the jazz world. Dominic received a scholarship to study music at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he completed his Masters degree in Music. There, Dominic studied with the likes of Dave Leibman, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Kenny Barron, Garry Dial and many other greats.

After graduating with a master's degree , Lalli relocated to Boulder where he continued to further his musical career and soon after created Big Gigantic. There is no stopping to Big Gigantic, as 2019 will be a big year with touring and much new music to be released, but today, he is very excited announce 'Dominic Lalli's Bluebird Quintet and their first performance which will take place in Denver at the very intimate room, Ophelia’s, on December 11th. Dominic Lalli's Bluebird Quintet will include long time friends ,
Obed Calvaire on Drums, Borahm Lee - Piano (Pretty Lights, Break Science) Gabe Mervine (Trumpet) and Hunter Roberts (Bass).

"Before I started Big Gigantic (in the same year), I recorded a jazz album of some original songs as well as a few jazz standards which are still left to be released. As Big G took off, my interest in writing songs and writing electronic music grew more and more and I’ve been happily diving in head first to that world ever since.

My love for creative music and improvisation will always run deep and I’m so happy to finally get a band of some incredible players together to play my Jazz Originals, get back to my roots, what I went to school for and truly dig into a sound I’ve been wanting to revisit for a while now"
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202