Morning Beat

Weekdays, 9 AM 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.

While the large-scale Jazz at the Vineyards event celebrating KUVO’s 30 years on the air is over, the birthday party continues. At the Blair-Caldwell Library, 2401 Welton, for example, an exhibit marking KUVO’s three decades of bringing jazz to the community is on display through September 9. Also at the Blair-Caldwell Library, KUVO’s jazz film series is back on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. a free event. The feature this time around is Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense.

Niwot's Jazz On 2nd Avenue | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Aug 13, 2015
Colorado Jazz Group

On Saturday, you can head to Niwot and catch the 5th edition of Jazz on 2nd Avenue that runs from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. As in the past, the free, in-town event blends area-based artists with special guest performers for a well-produced day and night of music. The Colorado Jazz Group Lions kick things off, followed by trumpeter Brad Goode’s Polytonal Dance Party and the Quemando Salsa Band. At 3:30 p.m.



One of saxophonist Kenny Garrett’s the most captivating tunes is Sing a Song of Song found on his 1997 disc Songbook. And this is going to be a great week for singing a song of song as vocalists Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall and Kevin Mahogany are all on stage over the next seven days.

Telluride Jazz Festival

It’s that time of year when festivals are in full bloom. Just this week, for example, there are two jazz festivals on the schedule, both of which run Friday through Sunday. The first is the long running jazz celebration in Telluride whose guest of honor this year is saxophonist Ernie Watts. In addition to the multi-faceted Watts and his quartet, there are strong jazz sounds from guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio and Hammond B-3 master Joey DeFrancesco.

Joe Smith

Two very different pianists are visiting town and performing at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, this week. The first is Freddy Cole, who, of course, is best known for his deep and smoky vocals. But like his famed, older brother Nat “King” Cole, Freddy is also a pianist of substance who landed in New York in 1951 and went to Julliard before gaining a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.