Gabriel

Host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz

Gabriel was born into a family of musicians with roots in Detroit and New Orleans. She came to Denver several years after college. Like many others, Denver was a stop on the way to somewhere else for Gabriel, but she’s been here for over 30 years! Gabriel has been a volunteer at KUVO since 1990. She spent several years working in the membership department and continues to work with membership.  She was convinced by other on-air hosts to try being an on air host. Her first shift was Saturday morning, 2am to 5am. Her callers were bakers and cab drivers. Since then, she has progressed to Saturday afternoon and has held the Saturday noon to 3pm slot for quite a while. Gabriel is partial to jazz standards, swing, bebop and straight ahead tunes. She features Sarah Vaughan Time every week, a feature that came about as a result of a listener who called weekly to ask, “Is it Sarah Vaughan time yet?”  It is and will be, as long as Gabriel is on the air at KUVO/KVJZ!