He’ll showcase that material at 2018 Summer Fest with an ace band featuring bassoonist Paul Hanson, keyboardist Dahveed Behroozi and drummer Alan Hall.
Denson has been best known for his work playing with the likes of trumpeter Dave Douglas and drummer Brian Blade. He was also a member of alto saxophone giant Lee Konitz’s quartet for over a dozen years.
But hints of his vocal artistry were scattered for those who were paying attention: There were two original vocal pieces on Secret World, the first album he released under his own name back in 2012. He also sang (as well as played) on last year’s May I Introduce to You, the “Sgt. Pepper’s” tribute album released by the aforementioned San Francisco String Trio collective.
Bay Area audiences have long been able to hear the California Jazz Conservatory professor’s stringed instrument sing. 2018 Summer Fest patrons will also have the chance to experience his other melodious voice.