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Steve Turre: "Colors for the Masters" | September CD of the Month

Most of our listeners may recall that Steve Turre was our 2012 Live at the Vineyards’ headliner. Many of those present still talk about Steve’s amazing performance that evening playing trombone and his beloved array of sea shells that he calls “the most ancient horns”. Turre’s latest recording is Colors for the Masters however, it could also be subtitled colors by the masters as he is accompanied by the brilliant Kenny Barron on piano, perhaps the greatest living bassist, Ron Carter and the...
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KUVO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

KUVO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music! Many Latino genres are featured in our various weekend programs starting Friday night with Latin Soul Party and wrapping up the weekend with Brazilian Fantasy.

Latin Soul Party - Friday nights 8pm - This program embodies the great variety of Latin artists such as Tito Puente, Selena, Santana, Eddie Palmieri, Los Lonley Boys and many others. If it's got a Latin Beat and you can dance to it, there's a good chance the Latin Soul...
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José Conde

As we move into October, it’s time for the annual Summit Jazz event that runs from Friday through Sunday at the Radisson Southeast, 3155 Vaughn Way in Aurora.

Vinyl Vault Feature

Sep 27, 2016

Check out the Vinyl Vault, TONIGHT! Tuesday 9/27 at 8:30 on the Night Beat with Geoff Anderson on KUVO/KVJZ/

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is a 1982 album from Michel Legrand, “After the Rain.” Released on the Pablo Today label, the album features an all-star cast including Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Joe Wilder and Gene Bertoncini. Now 84, Legrand has been known for his film scores, but he has regularly played jazz with many of the greats.

Balistreri Vineyards Harvest Party! | Oct 2

Sep 26, 2016

Balistreri Vineyard's 14th Annual Harvest Party - Sunday, October 2 - Noon to 5pm. Celebrate the 2016 Harvest and release the new 2015 Wines! Taste the new vintage of Balistreri Wine releases and visit with Winemaker John Balistreri! Enjoy a variety of Antipasti, Artisan Cheeses, Wood Fired Pizza, Pig Roast and Desserts. Complimentary Children’s Grape Stomping at 2pm! Enjoy Live Music!

Attire: Casual. Comfy shoes & bring jacket in case of cool weather!


Today on "First Take With Lando and Chavis," Bob Bows called in to discuss The Denver Center Theatre Company's presentation of "The Glass Menagerie."

Bows talks about the origins and the meanings of the play, but he also hits on the role the actors play in this monolog heavy vehicle. Regarding lead actor Aubrey Deeker who plays Tom, "This particular monolog that he delivers was just incandescent ... he just lit up the stage and its something to behold."  


Over the next seven days, two of the top five clarinetists on the scene, based on the annual DownBeat “Critics Poll,” will be in town. On top of that, both of those players have their own special connection to Denver. Don Byron is a masterful player and composer who moved to town in 2015 to take a teaching position at Metropolitan State University Denver. The Pulitzer Prize finalist is the featured artist for the upcoming Gift of Jazz “Blind Tiger” series at La Cour, 1643 S. Broadway, on Sunday at 3 p.m. (

Piano Africa | Saturday Nights

Sep 21, 2016

"Piano Africa" - Saturday Night Artist in Residence Series at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club - September & October 7 to 11pm.

Susan Gatschet

In addition to jazz clubs and music schools, acclaimed young pianist Emmet Cohen included KUVO in his Colorado tour.  Here's a segment of his performance interview on "Lunchtime at the Oasis" with host Arturo Gomez.

While in Colorado Cohen held classes at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. "The Way I've learned to teach is to show my love for it and show the joy it can bring me; and the uplifting it can bring to people of all kinds, old people, young people, children or people of different countries."

The Great American Beer Festival returns to the Colorado Convention Center October 6 through 8, and it’s been sold out for months.


Pledge $365 now to receive 2 tickets to the sold-out Great American Beer Festival and a KUVO Studio Club Membership for you and a guest.

"Three Little Words" | Stories of Standards

Sep 20, 2016

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

Dazzle Jazz presents Shamie Royston Trio Plus with Rudy Royston & Yasushi Yakamura on Friday, September 23 at 7 and 9pm.

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