Polina Saran

July 08, 2024

Arts and Culture

VIDEO: Student trio debuts at Jazz Odyssey Presents

La Paloma features music and storytelling that celebrates Indigenous identities.

Polina Saran

July 08, 2024

La Paloma, a jazz trio of Music students at Metropolitan State University of Denver, debuted at Jazz Odyssey Presents, hosted by KUVO Jazz 89.3.

The two-hour performance was accompanied by poems and history remarks by a leading member of the band, Paloma Ress. After moving to Denver from a reservation in New Mexico, Ress felt like she’d lost a part of her identity. “I wanted the show to be about the magic of what it means to be Indigenous and the resilience of that,” she said.

The trio’s music combines unique sounds with storytelling that centers on themes of inner peace and cultural heritage.


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