Colorado Blues DJs
Check out our awesome Colorado Blues DJs!
Noah Nethero is a dancer, DJ, event planner from the Denver Colorado. Noah runs Tues Blues at The Mercury Cafe. Noah’s range of music is very wide, but he knows how to tailor it to suit his audience and the night. He knows when to hit the high energy and when to dial it back to that sultry connection point. For the past few years Noah cut his teeth as regular house DJ for Tues Night Blues at the Mercury Café where he plays both traditional blues and sometime if the crowd demands it, fusion toward the end of the night. In addition to that, Noah is also involved in Denver’s premier blues tango fusion night “Hot Night” where he weaves a tale of music that bridges the gap and unites the blues and the tango community into a blending of styles and music. But that’s not all, Noah is also currently DJing for Denver’s only Blues West Coast Swing night; where he blends songs that have that high energy and drive for WCS but still have that beat and structure that a blues dancer craves.
Brian is a Lindy Hop and Blues DJ. He began DJ’n in the San Diego Lindy Hop scene as a house DJ for the weekly venues 2001 and continued DJ’n in San Diego through 2008. Since then Brian has DJ’d numerous venues and events inside and outside of California, such as Lindy Groove, Santa Barbara Lindy Exchange 2002, Lovin Oklahoma Lindy Exchange 2003, Mercury Café, Crossroads Blues, and too many house parties to remember much less list.
As a blues dancer, I crave variety in the music I dance to. A good night on the dance floor for me can typically be credited to music that takes the energy all over the blues spectrum. As a DJ, I aim to fulfill all ends of that spectrum. From fun, funky blues that asks dancers to play with whimsical, staccato movements (ie. "Me and my woman" by Shuggie Otis, "Hound Dog" by Big Mamma Thornton). Down and dirty blues that harbors a bit of Rock and Roll grit to it (ie: "Broken Hearted Road" by Sonny Landreth," Heart Attack an d Vine" by Poppa Chubby). Lyrical, Jazzy Blues/ Jazz that requests more of an airy, drag style of movement (ie: "Worrisom heart" by Melody Gardot, "St Louis Woman" by Etta James, "Ahmad's Blues" by Ahmad Jamal Trio). Real thick bluesy Blues that drives more towards the roots of Blues ( ie: "Bring me my shotgun" by Lightnin' Hopkins, "The Same Thing" by Muddy Waters). I enjoy creating a musical environment that journeys through different moods and tempos while lending to a well rounded night of dance, hopefully to be pleasantly remembered by all!
My music collection is quite eclectic and can easily accommodate more Alternative and Fusion Blues styles as well including: latin, tango, belly dance, west coast swing, lindy hop and waltz rhythms.
Kenny Nelson is a well known DJ amongst Colorado dancers.
Affectionately nicknamed "Special Guest DJ", Kenny has DJ'ed many
Colorado venues including Monday Night Blues, the Mercury Cafe, PSSB,
Swing in the Springs, West Coast Swing for RMSC, Bolder Lindy & Blues,
Sugarfoot Stomp, Thursday Blues at the Turn, Hot Night in a Cold Town,
Swing & Blues at the D-Note, Mile High Blues, and more including
various blues house parties. If he's djing, you'll often find him
holed up in the DJ booth scanning the crowd and trying to find a great
next song to play. He'll play it sweet and slow to pounding gutbucket
to ass-shaking blues. Recently, he has DJ'ed Tiki Blues in Melbourne
and Berlin Blues Explosion. He looks forward to returning to Colorado
March, 2012 for Mile High Blues.
2011: Tiki Blues, Berlin Blues Explosion, Monday Night Blues, Overstreet Dance Gallery, West coast swing dj, Thursday Night Blues at the Turn, The Rhythm is Jumpin', Atlantic Swing Festival, Heartland Swing Festival
2010: Lindy Diversion Weekend, Southern Fried Swing, Lindy on the Rocks, The Rhythm is Jumpin'
Lindy on the Rocks, Midwest Lindyfest
Taj Mahal, Corey Harris, Asylum Street Spankers, B.B. King, Count
Basie, Nina Simone
Mama & Papa Jivecat
(Sandy & Doug Newlin)
Fort Collins, CO
We were given the name Mama & Papa Jivecat by the Jumpin’ Jivecats performance troupe in 1995 and the name stuck. We have danced in venues from San Francisco to New York, as well as in England & Europe, paying close attention to the quality of music, both live & DJ’ed.
Papa started collecting swing & blues music long before he learned to dance, and has a very extensive collection and amazing knowledge of artists & songs.
In case it’s important to you, we are both well over 21 and can DJ at venues that serve alcohol.
We began DJ’ing in about 2001 and have DJ’ed in San Diego (Firehouse & Lindy By the Bay), Denver (the Blues Room, Crossroads), Fort Collins (Indigo Blues, Old Town Yoga, Avo’s, Joe’s Coffee House) and Colorado Springs (Air Force Academy). We also DJ at private events and weddings.
Although way too numerous to list, Papa’s favorites include; Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Joe Bonamassa JJ Cale, Keb Mo’, Dana Gillespie, Taj Mahal, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Diana Krall. However, we also play lots of lesser-known artists....always good danceable blues music with a mix of familiar & less-known numbers. Usually Papa chooses the music & mama arranges it.
A crowd favorite seems to be The Battle of the Mama & the Papa, where we take turns seeing whose playlist is better.
Adin Van Duyne
Adin learned to dance and got his start as a DJ in Lawrence, KS back
in 2002. After briefly living, dancing, teaching, and DJing in
Memphis, TN, he found his home out in Ft Collins, CO. Ever since, he
has been an integral part of the local scene, teaching, DJing, and
running a weekly dance. He has had the privilege to DJ for such
wonderful events as Lindy Diversion, the Albuquerque Lindy Exchange,
the Denver Lindy Exchange, Mile High Blues, the Aspen Blues Recess,
the Northwest Blues Recess, Atomic Blues Fusion, and the Boston Fusion
Exchange. Adin DJs regularly at the local venues as well as
occasionally at a number of Denver venues. Music has always been a
passion for Adin and as a DJ he loves nothing more than to find songs
that inspire people to dance, even if they wouldn't initially think of
it as "dance music."