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Jazz Night in America
2:01 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Jazz Night in America Presents Venezuela's National Jazz Orchestra

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This year Venezuela celebrates the 40th anniversary of its national youth music education program, known as El Sistema.

Part of the celebration is to send one of its newest bands, a national jazz ensemble, on its second tour of the U.S. — where jazz was born. In 2007, drummer Andrés Briceño helped to seed Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz, and has directed its growth beyond the canonical American repertoire to incorporate the work of Venezuelan and other Latin American composers.

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Stories of Standards
11:24 am
Tue May 5, 2015

"Crazy Rhythm" | Stories of Standards

Roger Wolfe Kahn
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"Crazy Rhythm"was composed by Roger Wolfe Kahn and Joseph Meyer, with lyrics by Irving Caesar. This swing show tune was written for the Broadway Musical Here's Howe

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!

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Host Picks
9:43 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Host Picks, May 5

Thelonious Monk
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Tune in May 5 to hear the the following host favorites and learn some of the history behind each song!

First Take with Lando and Chavis: "Listen Here" by Eddie Palmieri

Morning Beat with Victor Cooper: "Milestones" by Miles Davis

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In the Studio
9:08 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Live at KUVO: Rhythmaires, May 12

The Rhythmaires
Credit Longmont High School

As part of the station's High School/Collegiate Series, KUVO is proud to welcome Longmont High School's advanced jazz ensemble - "The Rhythmaires"- for an in-studio performance May 12 from 7 to 8 PM MT.

These students are mastering diverse jazz styles, from Dixieland to today’s modern jazz. This jazz ensemble also emphasizes exploring the art of improvisation and performance.

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

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In the Studio
11:31 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Live at KUVO: Rico Jones Quartet | May 7

Rico Jones
Credit Rico Jones

Up-and-coming Denver tenor saxophonist Rico Jones will be performing live at KUVO with his quartet May 7 from 5 to 6 PM MT.

Rico will be accompanied by Alex Heffron on guitar, Joey Pearlman on bass, and Kevin Matthews on drums. 

A 17-year old junior at Denver School of the Arts, Rico was one of 32 high school students selected nationwide for 2015 Grammy Camp. 

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