Pianist Joe Bonner was arguably the most enigmatic character on the Denver jazz scene for decades, yet his talent was hardly a mystery. Fortunately for jazz pianist Joe Bonner, enough people heard him play. People like legendary drummer Roy Haynes, who hired Bonner to replace Chick Corea in his band at Count Basie's Club in Harlem. Another was trumpeting great Freddie Hubbard, who Bonner performed with in the early 1970s, and saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, another jazz giant who recognized Bonner's talent and hired him. The challenge has always been getting others to hear.