See some electronica-laced jazz from DKO for free at the Riverwalk Amphitheater on Friday |

See some electronica-laced jazz from DKO for free at the Riverwalk Amphitheater on Friday

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The Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk series is always free on Friday evenings at 6 p.m.
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If you go

What: DKO at Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk

When: Doors and food open at 5 p.m. today; show at 6

Where: Riverwalk Amphitheater in Edwards

Cost: free

More information: Call 970-479-6146 or visit

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you see the letters D-K-O is “Definite Knock Out,” which is not wrong. But in this instance, DKO stands for Darren Kramer Organization.

The musical group has been known to blow audiences away with its lively horn section and creative renditions of everything from jazz standards to originals. The virtuoso behind the act, Darren Kramer, writes compositions that translate powerfully to his trademark electric trombone, and that’s before the rhythm section gets involved. The quintet’s dynamic sound has entertained audiences all over the world.

Kramer’s instrumental talents pair effortlessly with his DJing and technological prowess. When an entire horn section is thrown into the mix, the beats become as hypnotizing as they are danceable.

DKO makes its debut at Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk today and will entertain the diehard classic-jazz fans as well as the electronic-music-loving teens.

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