Jazz Caravan

Weekdays, 4 to 6 PM

Jazz Caravan provides peerless music, regular traffic reports, and an outlet for host Erik Troe's otherwise pointless trove of discographic trivia.  

Enjoy only the finest in classic and contemporary Jazz, celebrate musician birthdays, learn about upcoming concerts, and spin recordings made today in Jazz history!  

You can expect a classy rotation of diverse artists and styles from under the Jazz umbrella, as well as ‘20s Sweet orchestras, ‘40s Swing-to-Bop, mid ‘50s Cool Hollywood, Chamber Jazz and anyone else Erik considers “underrated” to be prominently featured.  

Hitch your wagon to the Jazz Caravan and blaze a trail to your Oasis in the City, every weekday from 4 to 6 PM!   

jazz.org; info and text from ellismarsalis.com

NEA Jazz Master and patriarch, pianist, and educator Ellis "Papa" Marsalis performed a special live performance in KUVO's Phyllis A Greer Studio December 9. Watch video from the performance below. https://youtu.be/DElSojJT7vM?list=PLd8ixkL70FrDBLwW6OeDwkS6SL9TbCjf_ Widely regarded as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans, Marsalis is the recipient of Honorary Doctorate degrees from his alma mater Dillard University, New Orleans, LA (1989); Ball State University, Muncie, IN (1997);...

stephjohnsonband.com; info and text from the artist

Steph Johnson - a soul-jazz vocalist and guitarist based in San Diego, CA - will perform live with her trio in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio October 2 from 4:15 to 5 PM MT. Johnson will be joined by Rob Thorsen (bass) and Fernando Gomez (drums). All Studio Club Members are invited to attend this performance! Reserve a seat for you and a guest by contacting Arvida at Arvida@KUVO.org . Not a Studio Club Member? Join the fun here ! In 2011, Johnson had a chance encounter with esteemed...

info & text: arvadacenter.org

The Colorado Jazz Repretory Orchestra (CJRO) - featuring some of the state's best musicians - will perform at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities August 13. Tune in August 3 at 5:30 PM for a live interview with CJRO's Art Bouton and Heidi Schmidt by Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe . CJRO will perform classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz pieces by favorites like Count Basie , Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and more! From hard swinging blues, to beautiful ballads and driving Latin...

Jazz On 2nd Ave; text and info.: jazzon2ndave.com

Jazz On 2nd Ave - an annual festival celebrating its fifth anniversary - is held in the streets of Niwot, Colorado and features top international, local and legendary Jazz talent. Tune in August 12 at 4:30 PM MT as Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe interviews Howard Treppeda and Brad Goode about this upcoming festival! The festival will kick-off with a Friday fundraiser concert featuring Colorado Jazz Group Lions along with Howard Levy and Donald Harrison. B enefits will support Colorado Jazz Group...


New York-based tenor saxophonist and composer Stan Killian will perform at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club June 18 and 19. Tune in to KUVO Thursday, June 18 at 4:30 PM to hear Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe interview Killian. Born and raised in Texas, Killian began performing professionally at age 16. He graduated from Texas State University in 2001 where he studied improvisation with pianist James Polk - a Grammy nominated arranger and organist for The Ray Charles Orchestra - and saxophone with...