Brett Starr

Host, Thursday Night Jazz Odyssey

Brett has an unquenchable passion for elevating the vibration of his environment with music and it's a driving force behind who he is. Brett Starr has been a DJ for nearly 15 years now. He has performed with some of the greatest icons in House Music as well as with bands and solo musicians of varying styles. Brett has carried the energy of a crowd well under innumerable creative and technical circumstances and has performed in uncountable venues of multiple kinds. He has not been without a steady club residency since he began spinning. Brett has produced dozens of tracks, some of which have been released on popular underground record labels. On the airwaves, Brett spent 5 years as a resident for Thump Radio with syndicated shows on Alice 97.3 FM in San Francisco and KBIG 104.3 FM in Los Angeles. Most recently, his show Monday Night Dope found Brett on with a webcam and a chat-room mixing live to a global audience for over two hours each week. Brett now persists in his legacy of DJing as the Thursday Night on-air host for the Jazz Odyssey on KUVO/KVJZ, where he will continue to expand the cosmos through sound, bringing you the outer limits of Jazz and Jazz inspired music.

Special guest Matthew Goldwasser shares his review of Keep On' Keepin On, an intimate documentary depicting the relationship between a blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and his teacher,  the legendary Clark Terry. 

Shot over the course of five years, the film covers the journey of two friends confronting the toughest challenges of their lives.

Nurse Program Manager Felicia Boyd - from the Gipson Eastside Family Health Center - joined First Take with Lando and Chavis to talk about the center's legacy of providing medical care for the Five Points area.

The Yoga Mat

Dr. Desiré Anastasia, a professor at MSU Denver's Sociology and Criminology department, joined First Take with Lando and Chavis to talk about her work bringing the spiritual practice of yoga to underserved populations such as inmates and veterans as part of her work with the Give Back Yoga Foundation

Kara Pearson Gwinn

Real-estate reporter Margaret Jackson found herself seriously reflecting on the way gentrification has affected Denver after her dog groomer jokingly claimed to be the "last black man standing" in Whittier (east Five Points).