Celebrate 30 Years of KUVO w/ Live Jazz at Dazzle | Aug. 24-30

KUVO will celebrate its 30th birthday with a week-long summer jazz party at DazzleJazz! Starting August 24, Dazzle’s Listening Room will transform into the KUVO Stage for this week-long extravaganza with special live performances emceed by KUVO hosts. In addition to live jazz events throughout the week, Dazzle will host KUVO's 30th Birthday Open House on August 29 from 2 to 5 PM. Live music in the Dizzy Room will be provided by KUVO 30 Under 30 artist Walter Gorra (piano) as well as Gonzalo...
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Dazzle Jazz; info & text from dazzlejazz.ticketfly.com

Live Broadcast: Ken Walker Sextet at Dazzle | Aug. 28, 9 PM


Live Broadcast: Nelson Rangell Quartet | Aug. 29, 9 PM


Camilla Vaitaitis | 30 Under 30

Growing up with a saxophone and oboe playing, band director father, Camilla was always surrounded by music. At four years old, she requested to take piano lessons and never looked back. Camilla began playing jazz as an eight grader in her middle school's band, but didn't fall in love with the music until she joined Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts in high school. Now jazz heavily influences all her music. "The base is always jazz, especially with my personal compositions. There's...
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Joe Sorcic | 30 Under 30

vailjazz.org; info & text from vailjazz.org

Vail Jazz Party | Sept. 3-7

colfaxavenue.com; info and text from atasteofcolorado.com

Head downtown to Denver's Civic Center Park over Labor Day Weekend for A Taste of Colorado, featuring food, music, art, attractions and more!

More than 50 of Colorado restaurants and food establishments will gather at the festival, offering small portions to full meals.

joesmithandthespicypickles.com; info and text from joesmithandthespicypickles.com

Join the First Take crew each Thursday at 8:35 a.m. as they talk about Colorado’s cultural scene with Arts District host Carrie Saldo. Below is the summary from August 27, 2015. 

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OKeh Records

Dee Dee Bridgewater’s amazing résumé is a testimony to her talent and joie de vivre. Much more than just one of the greatest vocalists of all-time, Ms. Bridgewater has been awarded a Tony® for Best Featured Actress in the musical, The Wiz, and was nominated for the UK equivalent, the Laurence Olivier Award.

Since 1999, Bridgewater has served as the Ambassador to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

What happens when iconic and historical jazz recordings inspire a chef and sommelier? Renditions, a constantly changing and interactive 5-course dinner where the art of gastronomy and music collide!

Flesher-Hinton Music Company

Tune in on September 8 at 7 PM to hear a High School/Collegiate Series performance by East High School’s 6th Hour Jazz Combo.

This pre-recorded concert from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio features 14 students under the direction of saxophonist Keith Oxman.


CLARINET: Jacob Joram

TRUMPET: Amanda Nettles, Aubrey Vial


TROMBONE: Collin Metscher, Tom Jackson

ELECTRIC GUITAR: Luke Bednarek, Nate Koch 

"Confirmation” | Stories of Standards

Aug 25, 2015
jazz.com; info from jazzstandards.com

Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” is a notoriously complex composition, comprising a favorite testing ground and audition piece for jazz saxophone players.

Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!


While the large-scale Jazz at the Vineyards event celebrating KUVO’s 30 years on the air is over, the birthday party continues. At the Blair-Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton, for example, an exhibit marking KUVO’s three decades of bringing jazz to the community is on display through September 9. Also at the Blair-Caldwell Library, KUVO’s jazz film series is back on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. a free event. The feature this time around is Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense.

eatyourbooks.com; vivino.com

Carmine’s on Penn Chef Daniel Grunewald teamed up with Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine & Spirits to create a savory Wine & Food Pairing of Strozzapreti with Argicole Vallone 2008 Salice Salentino Riserva. 

The Strozzapreti highlights marinated chicken breast, spicy Italian sausage, shrimp, onions, and peppers in a marinara sauce. Find the recipe below. 



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