Enter to Win 50-Yard Line Broncos vs. Patriots Tickets! | Oct. 2-4

Every pledge made before midnight, October 4 will be automatically entered to win a pair of 50 yard-line tickets to the Broncos vs. Patriots home game on November 29! See the action up close from Section 122, Row 35! PLEDGE HERE Every day, KUVO is here to connect you to the best music, local cultural programs, and community news. Now, we are asking for your support to ensure we can continue providing the programs you love! And if you haven't already, why not consider becoming a Jazz Messenger...
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Pledge for Sundays - keep the traditions strong!

What’s it worth…those moments of sharing the music every Sunday with your family and friends…the connection! It simply must continue to be a Sunday tradition. Every Sunday, the lineup of music includes InDigitNess Voice, La Nueva Voz, The Gospel Train, Canción Mexicana, La Raza Rocks, Afropop Worldwide, Putumayo World Music Hour, Salsa Con Jazz, Brazilian Fantasy, to the Nightside with Andy O’! Please take a moment right now to support the music. Pledge here, or call 1-800-574-5886. Thank you!
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stephjohnsonband.com; info and text from the artist

Live at KUVO: Steph Johnson Trio | Oct. 2

baursmagic.com; info & text from joshmaxey.com

Ticket Special: Josh Maxey at Baur's | Oct. 4

courtesy of the artist

Live at KUVO: Neil Bridge 7+ With Karen Lee | Oct. 3

Denver's legendary jazz piano player, bandleader, and former Denver Public School music educator Neil Bridge will be performing live with his group in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio October 3 from 1 to 2 PM MT. Neil will be joined by his wife, jazz vocalist and song stylist Karen Lee, Ken Walker (bass), Larry Thompson (drums), Papiray Pacheco (congas), Bob Rebholz (sax and flute), Greg Gisbert (trumpet and flugelhorn), and Darren Kramer (trombone). All Studio Club Members are invited...
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I Like It Like That: Favreau's "Chef" offers food, music, heart

Oct 1, 2015

As the film opens, the Wild Magnolias’ version of "Iko Iko/Brother John" is slowly pumping up the volume while the camera zooms in on close-ups of a chef’s hands expertly dicing up fennel fronds, zesting lemons, seasoning pots, and slicing up juicy fruit sections.  It’s mouth watering and it’s funky and you know something tasty is getting ready to happen in “Chef” (2014).

Singer as Perceived: New Billie Holiday Biography

Sep 30, 2015

With this book, “Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth,” John Szwed gives us an intelligent analysis of both the music of Billie Holiday and the life she and co-author William Dufty described in the memoir, “Lady Sings the Blues.” This is not “just another” Holiday biography, so expect serious unearthing of documented achievement in artistic settings; the accounts of poverty, prostitution, racism, and addiction are to be found elsewhere.

Dazzle Jazz; info & text from dazzlejazz.ticketfly.com

Vocalist Ed Battle will take the DazzleJazz stage to share swingin' jazz melodies October 11 at 7 PM.

Battle was born into a family of singers in New Jersey. He was encouraged to sing in church and in the jazz-rich Philadelphia community by many of the jazz musicians of his time.

MaryLynn Gillaspie

Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe is hosting Vintage Vinyl at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club Thursday nights from 11:15 PM to 1 AM.

Nocturne invites you to bring your own vinyl for a chance to spin a half side!

After 11 PM, Nocturne offers drink and food specials, including half-off classic martinis, beer and bubbles and 2 for 1 Cubano sliders.

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods, a leading jazz performer since the 1950s, died Tuesday afternoon. The cause was related to emphysema, his longtime agent, Joel Chriss, confirmed. Woods was 83.


Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra will perform live in the KUVO studio October 13 from 7 to 8 PM. 

This standard big band packs big sound.

All Studio Club Members are invited to attend this performance! Reserve a seat for you and a guest by contacting Arvida at Arvida@KUVO.org.

5280 Magazine Claims Five Points Has Arrived

Sep 29, 2015

5280 Magazine claims Denver's Five Points has finally arrived after more than 30 years of revitalization efforts. What do you think?

“Autumn Leaves” | Stories of Standards

Sep 28, 2015
php88.free.fr; info from jazzstandards.com

“Autumn Leaves,” composed by Joseph Kosma and featuring lyrics by the French poet, Jacques Prevert, debuted as “Les Feuilles Mortes.” Yves Montand performed the song in the 1946 poetic realism film, Les Portes de la Nuit, a dark drama set in post-World War II Paris.

AlFi Records

We usher in Autumn's first New Music Monday edition  with trumpets galore. One of the world's best trumpet players is Arturo Sandoval who releases his first CD for AlFi Records with a performance recorded Live at Yoshi's.  Sandoval is a multi-instrumentalist and as expected not only blows a mean trumpet, he plays plays piano, timbales and does some formidable scatting to boot.

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There is much to admire about a group of musicians coming together to record a swingin’ session for a worthy cause, moreover,  what’s more impressive is that all the musicians involved donated their artistry.



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