On Thursday, April 24 at 7pm, Jon Wirtz's NuSkool performs live from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio. The band is Jon Wirtz - piano & keyboards; Tyson Ailshie - bass; Daniel Hogans - drums. Jon Wirtz is an Ohio-raised, Denver-based player who has led a number of projects and has appeared with many groups. Inspired by the masters of the past as well as the innovators of the present, Nuskool is shaped by elaborate original compositions, pocket grooves, and forward thinking mentality.
Yes, it's Jazz Appreciation Month and at KUVO we are celebrating with live performances broadcast from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. You can come down and attend, if you're a Studio Club member (contact Arvida via e-mail or phone at 303-446-7631). You can tune in over the airwaves at 89.3FM Denver, 88.5FM Vail or 89.7FM Breck; you can stream us at www.kuvo.org, or listen via our free app - available here.
Good morning - here's your Wednesday trivia for Jazz Appreciation Month - In 1935, 19 year old Billy Strayhorn wrote his first full-scale musical show "Fantastic Rhythm". It ran in the Pittsburgh area until 1938 and helped to kickoff the careers of two budding jazz musicians (one vocalist and one pianist). Who were they? As always, you have until 11:59pm today, 4/24/14 to submit your answer. You may submit it in the comments box below or on our Facebook page. All correct answers are eligible to win a CD from KUVO.
The Bad Plus — bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King — have a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits on what is expected of a piano-bass-drums trio. You can find out for yourself as they perform at Dazzle Jazz on April 29 and 30.
At KUVO, we are celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with live music!
Tune in on Wednesday, April 23 at 5pm for trumpeter Tom Gershwin, as he explores the broad range of classic jazz in his duo project. Featuring guitarist Perry Smith, the duo performs intimate ballads, jovial swing tunes, and bebop.