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End of Pledge Drive Party at Dazzle Oct. 14: Reserve Your Complimentary Tickets Today!

Thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise $127,629 during our Fall Pledge Drive! We're celebrating with an End of Fall Pledge Drive Party on Wednesday, October 14 at Dazzle Jazz with the Amina Figarova Sextet! To thank you for your support of jazz, news, blues and diverse weekend programming, KUVO and DazzleJazz are offering you and a guest complimentary tickets to the Amina Figarova Sextet 6 PM or 8 PM performance at Dazzle. Limited tickets are available. Reserve yours here. If...
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Live at KUVO: DSA Jazz Workshop Orchestra | Oct. 13

Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra will perform live in the KUVO studio October 13 from 7 to 8 PM. This standard big band packs big sound. 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!Line-up:Saxophone: Rico JonesAleah TraylorChris FerarriQuinn ArgentNico SteffensTrumpet: Erik OndrejkoJohn BickleCamille DeHererraTrombone: Obediah...
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Joey Defrancesco Trio at DazzleJazz | Oct. 17 & 18

Three-time Grammy nominee and master of the jazz organ, Joey DeFrancesco- also a celebrated trumpeter and vocalist - is bringing his swinging music to DazzleJazz October 17 and 18. DeFrancesco will be joined by trio members Jason Brown (drums) and Dan Wilson (guitar). This trio offers a fresh rhythmic and harmonic approach to modern jazz without losing a strong sense of tradition. Purchase tickets here. A prodigious talent at an early age, DeFrancesco began taking a strong interest in the...
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It’s with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our good friend Jim Barnes. Jim passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:30 AM. 

Jim was part of the KUVO family for more than 28 years, both as a volunteer and major donor.

After retiring from a career as manager of a machine shop, Jim dedicated himself to volunteering a KUVO. He was responsible for the KUVO website Events Calendar, played a significant liaison role at festivals and concerts, and routinely managed KUVO's pledge drive phone bank.

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The Colleen Clark Collective will perform live in the studio on November 3 from 3 to 4 PM. 

Drummer and composer Colleen Clark will be joined by Jay Rattman (bass clarinet and soprano saxophone), Nir Naaman (alto saxophone), Bam Bam Rodriguez (bass), Cesar Orozco (pianist). 

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.

Latin Roots: Barcelona Jazz Festival

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Latin Roots contributor Judy Cantor-Navas joins World Cafe from Barcelona to discuss the variety of music at the Barcelona Jazz Festival, which is running throughout the city from now through November.

Featured in this segment are Txarango and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band — check out this Spotify playlist to hear more of the acts performing at the festival.

Tigran Hamasyan won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 2006, but the music that resonates even deeper for him is centuries removed — and a sound world away — from jazz.


Weighing in at two and a half pounds, Otto Penzler's detective fiction anthology, The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories, is not for the faint of heart. 

This anthology is comprised of 50 stories originally published in The Black Mask Magazine, a pulp fiction publication running from 1920 to 1951. Mysteries run the gamut from robberies to murders to the supernatural. 

Featuring the best of the best, many of these stories were expanded into famous novels, screenplays or television series. 

“I’m in the Mood for Love” | Stories of Standards

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 Jimmy McHugh composed “I’m in the Mood for Love” for the 1935 motion picture, Every Night at Eight.

The film follows a trio of working girls who form a singing group and enter a big band competition. Francis Langford’s shy character serenades the unknowing object of her affection with “I’m in the Mood for Love,” winning him over at the end of the film.

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The I am KUVO photo sweepstakes winner is longtime volunteer and Jazz Messenger, Suzie! 

Suzie co-hosted an hour of the Morning Beat with Victor Cooper, which gave her the chance to share some of her favorite tunes. Following her time on-air, Suzie was taken out to lunch! 

For the I am KUVO contest, Suzie submitted the caption and photo below, which includes former KUVO host Mama Kat!

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Join Purnell Steen and Friends for DazzleJazz's Friday Lunch Club!

Steen will lead a jam every first and third Friday, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Dazzle's three course lunch special is just $10. There is no cover charge, but reservations are highly recommended. Call 303-839-5100 to reserve your spot. 

Stephen Sondheim is widely viewed as the greatest living composer in American musical theater. "Send in the Clowns," from the show A Little Night Music, may be his most famous work — and yet you might not recognize the song as reimagined for solo piano by Ethan Iverson of the band The Bad Plus.



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