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7:32 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Tito!

Lead in text: 
Celebrating the late Tito Puente's birthday gives us a chance to revel in his mid-1950s RCA years. Backed by major label money, the King of Latin Music was able to realize the sounds he heard in his head on bandstands and in recording studios.
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Celebrating the late Tito Puente's birthday gives us a chance to revel in his mid-1950s RCA years. Backed by major label money, the King of Latin Music was able to realize the sounds he heard in his head on bandstands and in recording studios.
Jazz Appreciation Month
10:44 am
Sat April 19, 2014

He wore a kilt-

For Saturday's Trivia question: this one is kind of obscure.

Which jazz musician took part in the St.Patrick's Day parade, wearing kilt and playing the bagpipes, for 6 consecutive years?

Responses must be posted by 11:59pm on 4/19/14. All correct answers are eligible to receive a CD from KUVO.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
7:09 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Rowles/Mraz trivia

Here's the Friday 18 trivia question for Jazz Appreciation Month: April Jimmy Rowles had a nickname for George Mraz. What was the nickname and what was the meaning behind it?

The answer is: Bounce. Why: Because Mraz was  a bad Czech!

Enter your response in the comments box below or on KUVO's Facebook page by 11:59pm today, 4/18. All correct answers are eligible to win a CD from KUVO!

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Jazz Appreciation Month
10:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

1962? R&B? Trivia?

Which New Orleans trumpeter/cornetist played a much emulated solo on a 1962 R&B top 10 hit?

Post your answer in the comments box below by 11:59pm on 4/17/14. Every correct response is eligible to win a CD from KUVO. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Eats & Beats
3:33 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

From Cuba to Panama to Denver: Yolo Rum

"Don Pancho" Fernandez makes his rum in Panama for the Denver-based Yolo label.

A love story.  A passion story.  How could a story about premium sipping rum be about anything else?  Phillip Guerin, president of the Denver distributing company that sells Yolo Rum in the U.S., tells that story.

The idea, the philosophy came first, says Guerin.   The brand's name is the acronym for the popular credo  "you only live once."  Next, he and his wife went on a search for a fine rum and discovered Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez, a Cuban master rum blender (ronero), who lives in Panama and now distributes two of his formulas exclusively through Yolo .

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