Gee whiz! Whoda thunk that the son of Iowans could have reached the heights of cosmopolitan prestige as host of a two-hour program on the nation's number-one jazz and blues station? It really does go to show that you really can be anyone you want to be in this land of ours...
Although I was born in LaGrange, IL (just like John A. Lewis of my favorite group, the Modern Jazz Quartet), I've been a Denverite since 1981. My father, a trumpeter, introduced me to the sound of jazz via his collection of Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson records and I took off from there. My association with KUVO began in the summer of 2002. I came in thinking I had something of a solid background in jazz but boy, was I humbled by the encyclopedic knowledge of Ed Danielson, Rodney Franks, Carlos Lando and others on the jazz89 staff. Filling in the gaps of my own musical education - an ongoing process, of course - has been a very enriching experience for me, and I truly enjoy getting to share my passion for music with you on the air.
Every weekday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, KUVO’s Jazz Caravan provides peerless music, regular traffic reports, and an outlet for Erik Troe’s otherwise pointless trove of discographic trivia. We feature only the finest in classic and contemporary Jazz, celebrate musical birthdays and observe passings, promote upcoming concerts, and spin recordings made on any given day in Jazz history! You can expect a classy rotation of diverse artists and styles from under the Jazz umbrella, but your host’s penchant for ‘20s Sweet orchestras, ‘40s Swing-to-Bop, mid ‘50s Cool Hollywood, Chamber Jazz and anyone he considers “underrated” to be prominently featured. Hitch your wagon to the Jazz Caravan and blaze a trail to your Oasis in the City!