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4:59 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

April CD of the Month: When Grappelli Meets Latin America

In the liner notes of the new recording of Federico Britos, NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera states, “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Federico Britos, a musician so versatile and charismatic that he’ll get called for a dance, an operetta, a cocktail party, or simply to have a drink in his endearing company and chat in some Miami café.” Some poignant words from one gifted musician to another.  When he was only 5 years old in his native Montevideo, Uruguay Britos began playing violin following in his father’s footsteps.

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Music
11:34 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for April 23

Jazz Notes 4-23-2015  By Norman Provizer

The week in music begins with a visit by saxophonist Dick Oatts to Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. (303-839-5100). Born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1953, Oatts headed for New York in 1977 and quickly became a part of the famed Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. He was with the big band when it continued as the Mel Lewis Orchestra and then as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

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Arts and Culture
4:15 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Cinco de Mayo | May 2-3

Credit blogs.denverpost.com

Denver’s Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Culture" Festival promises a weekend filled with food, fun and culture May 2-3 at Civic Center Park.

Featuring The Mile High City's vibrant Latino population, this family-friendly celebration is expected to draw more than 400,000 attendees.

The festival will offer a large variety of vendors and live performances!

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Jazz Appreciation Month
4:38 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

"Take Five" | Listener Picks, April 22

Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Composed by Paul Desmond, “Take Five” was first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their 1959 album Time Out. The original recording band included Brubeck on piano, Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums.

The tune was first performed live in 1959 at the Village Gate club in New York City.

Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of this compositions most notable covers!

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News
2:50 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Matchwits 2015 champions: Fossil Ridge HS, Ft. Collins

Since January, hosts of "First Take with Lando and Chavis" Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis played clips from the Rocky Mountain PBS high school quiz show "Matchwits,"  but they were no match for Colorado's best and brightest.  Coach of the 2015 championship team from Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins Martha Cranor visited the KUVO morning show to talk about how the team pulled off the win.

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