By Elliot Siff
World Music night at Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver this past Monday gave the impressive Paa Kow’s By All Means Band their first opportunity to play in the classic listening room. Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drummer, band leader, composer and music teacher who has relocated to Colorado from Enyan Denkyira, near the Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa. He has shared the stage with numerous legends and continues to amaze audiences with his magical talent and joyful mastery of the drum set. Three percussionists, four horn players, bass, guitar and keys provide the framework for complex compositions featuring influences ranging from world music, jazz and funk. The two hour performance was a real treat and some of the crowd couldn’t help but begin dancing in the room that is traditionally a quiet, sit-down environment.