First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 to 9 AM

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 AM. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 

Tune in Thursdays for Arts & Culture features. Every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, KUVO arts maven and Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

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Jazz on Film: Terence Blanchard leads next gen composers

Oct 21, 2016

At one time Hollywood and Television couldn’t get enough of jazz scores in its movies shows. An august generation of composers with serious jazz pedigrees are still around—Johnny Mandel ( whom we profiled back in 2014 ), David Amram, Andre Previn, Lalo Schifrin and Quincy Jones to name a few. With all of these guys now in their 80s, some wonder where is the next generation of composers and arrangers will come from. In recent years, film scores have been done by trumpeter/synthesist Mark Isham...

Celestial Seasonings was a forerunner in the now-crowded herbal tea space, but enduring numerous changes in its ownership and the marketplace, is Charlie Baden, blendmaster. As the brand returns to its classic, artsy packaging, Baden talked with Steve Chavis from “First Take with Lando and Chavis.” "They (consumers) would look on the shelf, and be looking right at our tea and not see it,” explained Baden. The artwork and metaphysical quotes are back on the boxes. As blendmaster, Baden is...

Today on "First Take With Lando and Chavis," Bob Bows called in to discuss The Denver Center Theatre Company's presentation of "The Glass Menagerie." Bows talks about the origins and the meanings of the play, but he also hits on the role the actors play in this monolog heavy vehicle. Regarding lead actor Aubrey Deeker who plays Tom, "This particular monolog that he delivers was just incandescent ... he just lit up the stage and its something to behold." The presentation of "The Glass...

Public safety, the Five Points Business Improvement District and the "Food, Jazz and Wine" event were all on the table this morning when Tracy Winchester, executive director of the Five Points Business District, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with her monthly segment "Fridays on Five Points." Five Points business district met with police earlier in the month to identify the problem areas that had developed during the summer, particularly in the parking lots. "RTD stepped up and...

Art Scene: Mapping | Sep 9

Sep 7, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando & Chavis this Friday, September 9 at 8:42 a.m. and on Jazz Caravan with Erik Troe at 4:35 p.m. as KUVO visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo interviews Jessica Drenk on Art Scene. Audio also posted below. They will discuss a compelling installation, "Mapping" of used books at the Walker Fine Art Gallery, 11th & Cherokee, opening September 9, 5-9 p.m. Find out what makes this artist destroy and then create beauty with everyday objects. "What if... all...

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