First Take with Lando and Chavis

Credit MaryLynn Gillaspie

Weekday mornings from 6 to 9am, Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis bring you Community, Culture and Music on First Take with Lando and Chavis. A blend of music, news and community-oriented programming, tuning in to First Take is the right way to start your day. Lando's "Stories of Standards" feature examines a jazz standard or a tune from the Great American Songbook each week. Stories of composers, lyricists, performers, and songs. On Wednesdays, Steve hosts Eats and Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. Tune in!


Live Jazz
12:23 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Jazz on 2nd Ave. in Niwot: food, wine, music = community


Among the top outdoor jazz hangouts of the summer is "Jazz on 2nd Avenue," in the tiny, tucked-away town of Niwot, Colorado, halfway between Boulder and Longmont along Highway 119.  Local restaurateur and jazz enthusiast Howard Treppeda visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to introduce us to Niwot and the top jazz talent he's attracted.

"It brings the community together," said Treppeda, who's produced the event for four years.   "You have food and wine, and when you bring music into play, that really equals community."

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Music Education
11:46 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Ritmo Jazz Latino helps with that 1st instrument

Ritmo Jazz Latino performing recently at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. Dr. Walter Barr (trumpet) at right.

The 1st Note Music Foundation provides music instruments to at-risk youth.  One of Colorado's newest ensembles Ritmo Jazz Latino is performing this Friday night, Aug. 15 in a benefit for the Foundation at Crossroads Theater, part of the Jazz on the Point series.  1st Note foundation board member and Ritmo Jazz Latino band leader Dr. Walter Barr visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to promote the foundation's work.

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Jazz on Film
10:55 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Jazz on Film: "Young Man With A Horn" (1950)

"Young Man with a Horn," starring Kirk Douglas, Doris Day and Lauren Bacall, was adapted for the screen from what might be the first jazz novel of the same name by Dorothy Baker in 1938. Her novel was a highly fictionalized account of the life of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. The film's director Michael Curtiz is best known for the classic Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Gardner "Casablanca." He made eight films with Bogart and another 12 with Errol Flynn. "Young Man With A Horn" came late in his career.

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Eats & Beats
2:50 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Eats & Beats: New farmer's market for Jefferson Park

There's room on the Farmer's Market haywagon, and you're invited to hop on!  The latest neighborhood to start its own farmer's market is West Denver's Jefferson Park, which lies between I-25 and Federal Boulevard, both north and south of 23rd Avenue.  Kendra Sandoval and Bevery Grant from Mo Betta Green Marketplace visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a shout out to farmers and craftspersons to bring their wares to Jefferson Park when they launch on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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1:20 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

A party on wheels - Denver's pedal hopper


The crazy-looking contraption looks like hard work and lots of fun, all at the same time.  The "Pedal-Hopper" was founded in Denver by Luke Stone and some partners.  They have six "bar-cycles" in Denver, and they operate in Salt Lake City and Kansas City as well.

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