Jazz Appreciation Month at KUVO

April's a big month for jazz - it's our annual month long celebration of the music we love most - Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)! And, it ends with a bang - on the 30th, with International Jazz Day!

During April on KUVO - special programming, trivia, education, "feelings of jazz" from so many important members of the jazz community, live performances and more!

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New Music Monday
8:22 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

New Music Monday

New music from Ray Vega--

Tune in to KUVO on Monday at 12 noon when Arturo Gómez hosts New Music Monday.

We close out New Music Monday for Jazz Appreciation Month-2014 with the debut of the veteran trumpeter and educator’s newest, Ray Vega Quartet’s “Chapter Two”, an exciting  mainstream bop jazz recording.  Ray is a veteran of the Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente groups and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Vermont.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
12:01 am
Sun April 27, 2014

Sunday's Trivia

Sunday's Jazz Appreciation Month trivia question:
This pianist spent 30 years as a groundskeeper at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Who was he?

All correct answers will be eligible to win a CD from KUVO. Please post your response in the comments box below or our Facebook page before 11:59am, 4/27/14. Thanks for your support!

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Jazz Appreciation Month
10:13 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Jazz Trivia for Saturday

Jazz Appreciation Month Trivia for Saturday, April 26. Here's the question:

One of the most famous big bands of the Swing Era featured a song in which the bandleader was teased for being a teetotaler.

All correct answers will be eligible to win a CD from KUVO. Respond in the Comments box below or on our Facebook page before 11:59am, 4/26/14. Thanks for your support!

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Jazz Appreciation Month
2:17 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Two live performances on International Jazz Day

Big Panic Big Band

Wednesday, April 30 is International Jazz Day. At KUVO, we'll be airing 2 live performances from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio.

At 5pm, the Rich Chiaraluce Quintet  Rich Chiaraluce - alto sax; Al Hood - trumpet; Dave Hanson - piano; Ken Walker - bass; Todd Reid - drums   Rich is a highly respected sideman and educator in town.  Most of his band comes from the Jazz faculty at DU's Lamont School of Music (except for Todd, who teaches at CU-Denver).

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Jazz Appreciation Month
10:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Jon Wirtz's NuSkool - not your parents jazz

On Thursday, April 24 at 7pm, Jon Wirtz's NuSkool performs live from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio. The band is Jon Wirtz - piano & keyboards; Tyson Ailshie - bass; Daniel Hogans - drums.  Jon Wirtz is an Ohio-raised, Denver-based player who has led a number of projects and has appeared with many groups. Inspired by the masters of the past as well as the innovators of the present, Nuskool is shaped by elaborate original compositions, pocket grooves, and forward thinking mentality.

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