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Morning Beat with Victor Cooper

Morning Beat host Victor Cooper gets your day started mornings Monday through Friday from 9am to Noon. Victor treats you to straight-ahead jazz, vocals and instrumentals. The Morning Beat features a "romantic spotlight" tune twice every morning, and also hosts a variety of book and cultural reviews.
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Purnell Steen & Le Jazz Machine: "Swinging Madly" | Nov 4, 2016

With a legend such as pianist Purnell Steen leading the band you will constantly be entertained. Purnell Steen and his swinging Quintet, Le Jazz Machine, are favorites on the Jazz Festival circuit as well as the nightclub scene. The versatile and dynamic piano man and his band of Denver Local Jazz stars energize original takes on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and others.

Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine - "Swinging Madly" CD Release, Friday, November 4...
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"Tangerine" | Stories of Standards

Oct 25, 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!

Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer | Save the Date!

Oct 24, 2016

2016 Grammy Award winner, and newly named Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, jazz bassist Christian McBride has been likened to a force of nature on stage. Genre-defying bassist Edgar Meyer has been called “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument” (The New Yorker). These two masters have nine GRAMMY® Awards between them and are renowned and respected by artists and critics across the musical spectrum.


Paula Santoro, Ian Faquini & Quartet | Sound of Brazil

Oct 23, 2016

The album art was developed based on a traditional Northeastern art called Xylography, in which the artist develops an image by engraving wood with a metal object. Likewise, Ian Faquini and Paula Santoro engrave their music into the listener’s heart as the metallic harmonics of the voice interplay with the wooden tone of the guitar. The lyrics of the CD describe the exuberance and poverty of that region of Brazil –the joy, colors and natural beauty, but also sadness, drought and longing of a people who are accustomed to extremes.


The engaging drummer and leader of Boom Tic Boom, Allison Miller is back in the Mile High to play this Saturday and Sunday evenings at Dazzle. Before hitting the stage she will stop by KUVO to chat with Djamila Ricciardi-host of Saturday Afternoon Jazz at 2:30p. Make sure you tune in or log on to

MAMA Records

October’s CD of the Month selection reflects the Autumn season as like the multi-colored leaves and unpredictable weather, Phil Norman Tentet’s Then & Now has many layers to its content. Saxophonist, clarinetist, band leader, producer Phil Norman moonlights as a financial advisor for several Los Angeles based radio stations.

Brown Palace

For a country of some 11.4 million people (just a tad smaller than Ohio), Cuba has produced an amazing number of superb jazz players, especially pianists. On Sunday, pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, who was born in Havana in 1983, has a trio at Baur’s Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis, at 7 p.m. (303-615-4000). Lopez-Nussa has covered all facets of music from jazz to classical and pop and spent several years with the Buena Vista Social Club vocalist Omara Portuondo. Harold visits KUVO on Sunday afternoon at, 4:30p to be interviewed by Salsa con Jazz host-Janine Santana

Jazz on Film: Terence Blanchard leads next gen composers

Oct 21, 2016

At one time Hollywood and Television couldn’t get enough of jazz scores in its movies shows. An august generation of composers with serious jazz pedigrees are still around—Johnny Mandel (whom we profiled back in 2014), David Amram, Andre Previn, Lalo Schifrin and Quincy Jones to name a few. With all of these guys now in their 80s, some wonder where is the next generation of composers and arrangers will come from.

Arts District: Scary!

Oct 20, 2016

You know what October means... lots of scary things are going on around town.  You can wear your costumes to a couple of productions:

Alicia Olatuja | Nov 4

Oct 20, 2016

Alicia Olatuja's concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore jazz while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music. Alicia performs with her quartet at Lakewood Cultural Center on Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm.

Latin jazz Network

This Sunday, October 23rd at appx 4:30pm, the electrifying Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa stops by the on-air studio of The Oasis in the City to chat with Salsa con Jazz host, Janine Santana. Harold is part of a multi-generational music family of Cuba who is on tour throughout the US.



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