Live at the Vineyards 2016
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Live at the Vineyards: Monty Alexander & the Harlem-Kingston Express | August 13

We are pleased to present KUVO's signature fundraiser and event, Live at the Vineyards 2016 - an unforgettable evening of wine tasting, gourmet feasting, auction, dancing, and live music with Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express! Join us and other jazz fans across the state for a party to remember on August 13th at Balistreri Vineyards! TICKETS - include food, wine tasting & music General Admission: $75
VIP: $125
Event Sponsorship: $2,500 for a table of 8 (Contact...
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Backstage Pass Drawing | Live at the Vineyards 2016

Every Live at the Vineyards ticket holder is automatically entered for a chance to win a Backstage Pass to meet Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express and bottle service of 3 KUVO limited-edition wines! Get your ticket before we sell out! General admission: $75 | VIP: $125 | Table of 8: $2,500 Winner will be notified August 10. No purchase necessary to enter, see rules for full details.
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City Park Jazz: Imagine | July 31

City Park Jazz presents "Imagine" featuring Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Ray White (Frank Zappa), Damon Wood (James Brown) & Friends on Sunday, July 31 - 6 to 8pm. Rain or Shine!

Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band...
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Got your Live at the Vineyards tickets? Enter to win the Live at the Vineyards Sweepstakes by midnight July 31!

The winner and their guest will get to meet Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express backstage and receive bottle service of 3 KUVO limited-edition wines!

Live at the Vineyards tickets can be purchased online or by calling 303-620-5794. 

Rialto Theatre

The festival scene shifts to Evergreen this week for the traditional and mainstream oriented Evergreen Jazz Festival that runs from Friday morning until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday in four locations around Evergreen. The groups on tap from outside Colorado are: the Fat Babies out of Chicago; the Kris Tokarski Trio from New Orleans; the Carl Sonny Leyland Trio from California; and bassist/singer Nicki Parrott and her B.A.D. Rhythm group. The remaining seven bands are from inside the state.

Su Teatro celebrates their 20th Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction with music, dancing and food. Chicano roots music festival under the stars. For tickets click here.

The theatre is located at 721 Santa Fe, Denver, CO 80204

Feeling lucky? Everybody Wins will kick-off at 5:30pm on the dance floor - $20 will get you a prize valued at $25 up to $600! Come see Silent Auction offerings...Baskets full of goodies, Art, Pottery, Vacations, and more in the main dining room!

The Silent Auction and Everybody Wins are fun activities at Live at the Vineyards. A very dedicated team of volunteers and staff have been busy procuring items from the following individuals, businesses and organizations.

Mojito Records

Miami based,  supremely skilled saxophonist Ed Calle is one of So Florida’s best kept secrets, this despite being a seasoned veteran,  a highly respected music professor, a Latin Grammy® award winner, a five-time Grammy® nominee and perhaps the most recorded saxophonist ever with over 1,300 appearances in a wide variety of music genres. As impressive as his credentials may be, the best trait of Eduardo Calle is his playing! That’s is what makes him be in such high demand and so respected by his peers.

USA Today

In her 2012 memoir Natural Woman, songwriter/singer Carole King, who was born in 1942, remembers getting into the Village Vanguard in New York at the way-too-young age of 15. A she writes, “It was a propitious moment that expanded into a couple of hours of grace during which I witnessed two sets of jazz by players I didn’t know. The music was hot, cool, and mind-blowing.” Also when she was 15, the Brooklyn-raised tunesmith sold her first song. King’s career would keep on going but not so much in a direction influenced by jazz.

Among the delicacies featured at this year's Live at the Vineyards event on August 13 is a sweet-and-spicy offering from the new "unconventional" Chinese restaurant in the Lowry restaurant district, Lucky Cat.  "General Guard Chicken" featured natural orange flavors and a couple of pepper treatments: arbol and the southeast Asian chili relish sambal.  The recipe from Lucky Cat executive chef Troy Guard is posted below.

The Gift of Jazz Collective | July 15, 23, 30

Jul 15, 2016

The Gift of Jazz presents The Gift of Jazz Collective, a free summer concert series supported in part by The Next Stage Now. Performances will take place at The Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex from 3PM until 5 on July the 15th, 23rd, and 30th.

It took literally months for this interview to make on the air during the jazz morning show on KUVO, "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  I carried the book for weeks and weeks, wanting the perfect inspiration that would match the exploding creative potential within the pages of "The Steal Like An Artist Journal," the companion to the best-selling book by Austin Kleon ("a writer who draws").

JWP Jazz

On Thursday, the Bad Plus boys (pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King) wrap up the trio’s two-night stand at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln. Not surprisingly, the trio’s return visit to Dazzle (after a stop at Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium) is a sold-out affair. The chance to hear the big sound of the Bad Plus in a club environment is one that is hard to resist. It’s definitely worth taking a shot to see if a spot opens up for either the set at 7 or 9 p.m. (303-839-5100).

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