Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express | August 13

We are pleased to present KUVO's signature fundraiser and event, Live at the Vineyards 2016 - an unforgettable evening of wine tasting, gourmet feasting, auction, dancing, and live music with Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express! Join us and other jazz fans across the state for a party to remember on August 13th at Balistreri Vineyards! TICKETS - include food, wine tasting & music General Admission: $75VIP: $125 Event Sponsorship: $2,500 for a table of 8 (Contact Tina Cartagena...
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Vail Jazz Festival Recordings | July 24-Aug 7, 3-4 PM MT

Hear select Vail Jazz Festival performancez when you tune in Sundays from 3 to 4 PM MT July 24 to August 7. July 24 | 3-4 PM Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton - Celebrating 40 Years - July 7 at Vail Square Vail Jazz at Vail Square kicked off this month with Monty Alexander, John Clayton, and Jeff Hamilton. Tune in as KUVO airs this 40-year celebration of the trio! They have delivered soul-stirring jazz, album after album, festival after festival, and this concert will not...
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Chris Botti & Joshua Bell w/ The Colorado Symphony | July 24

Chris Botti & Joshua Bell with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Sunday, July 24, 2016 | Concert 7:30 pm - Doors 6:30pm.It’s a double billing of out-of-this stratosphere musicianship as two renowned Grammy winners, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and violinist Joshua Bell, join forces on tour including a special stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Botti and Bell, both leaders in their respective fields of jazz and classical, share much in common. In addition to performances at the...
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Mojito Records

Miami based,  supremely skilled saxophonist Ed Calle is one of So Florida’s best kept secrets, this despite being a seasoned veteran,  a highly respected music professor, a Latin Grammy® award winner, a five-time Grammy® nominee and perhaps the most recorded saxophonist ever with over 1,300 appearances in a wide variety of music genres. As impressive as his credentials may be, the best trait of Eduardo Calle is his playing! That’s is what makes him be in such high demand and so respected by his peers.

USA Today

In her 2012 memoir Natural Woman, songwriter/singer Carole King, who was born in 1942, remembers getting into the Village Vanguard in New York at the way-too-young age of 15. A she writes, “It was a propitious moment that expanded into a couple of hours of grace during which I witnessed two sets of jazz by players I didn’t know. The music was hot, cool, and mind-blowing.” Also when she was 15, the Brooklyn-raised tunesmith sold her first song. King’s career would keep on going but not so much in a direction influenced by jazz.

Among the delicacies featured at this year's Live at the Vineyards event on August 13 is a sweet-and-spicy offering from the new "unconventional" Chinese restaurant in the Lowry restaurant district, Lucky Cat.  "General Guard Chicken" featured natural orange flavors and a couple of pepper treatments: arbol and the southeast Asian chili relish sambal.  The recipe from Lucky Cat executive chef Troy Guard is posted below.

The Gift of Jazz Collective | July 15, 23, 30

Jul 15, 2016

The Gift of Jazz presents The Gift of Jazz Collective, a free summer concert series supported in part by The Next Stage Now. Performances will take place at The Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex from 3PM until 5 on July the 15th, 23rd, and 30th.

It took literally months for this interview to make on the air during the jazz morning show on KUVO, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  I carried the book for weeks and weeks, wanting the perfect inspiration that would match the exploding creative potential within the pages of "The Steal Like An Artist Journal," the companion to the best-selling book by Austin Kleon ("a writer who draws").

JWP Jazz

On Thursday, the Bad Plus boys (pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King) wrap up the trio’s two-night stand at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln. Not surprisingly, the trio’s return visit to Dazzle (after a stop at Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium) is a sold-out affair. The chance to hear the big sound of the Bad Plus in a club environment is one that is hard to resist. It’s definitely worth taking a shot to see if a spot opens up for either the set at 7 or 9 p.m. (303-839-5100).

Join Gift of Jazz as they celebrate the release of trumpeter Gabriel Mervine's debut recording as a bandleader of The Gabriel Mervine Quartet. It will be an afternoon of food, libations, and swingin' jazz on the patio of the historic Capitol Hill Mansion. Seating is limited. To reserve your spots today, visit The Gift of Jazz official website.

The Gabriele Mervine Quartet

  • Gabriele Mervine - Trumpet
  • Paul Shinn - Piano
  • Patrick McDevitt - Bass
  • Daniel Hogans - Drums

Book Review: Travels with Epicurus

Jul 12, 2016

Imagine that you are 73 years old and your dentist recommends that your rapidly deteriorating dental condition is going to require either a denture or a series of dental implants.  

Given those options, if you're a writer, a humorist and an observer of life like Daniel Klein, you opt instead for a trip to the Greek island of Hydra in hopes of enjoying life.

Art Scene: Carlos Frésquez at Denver Art Museum

Jul 8, 2016

Over the next year, the Denver Art Museum will be working with four local Latino artists to create installations inspired by pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial galleries.  Kicking off the "Cuatro" exhibition, celebrated Chicano artist and native Denverite Carlos Frésquez.  Visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo interviewed her friend Frésquez for the July edition of the regular KUVO feature "Art Scene."


the Bad Plus

When it comes to the Fourth of July, the fireworks are over until next year. But when it comes to musical fireworks, there are plenty of them going off this week. The musical week begins on Thursday with the trio made up of pianist Monty Alexander, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton playing at Vail Square at 6 p.m. as part of the Vail Jazz series leading up to Vail Jazz Party over Labor Day (


Wine tasting and pour, live music by Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express, gourmet feast, dance & auction.

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