Live at the Vineyards 2015
4:45 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Live at the Vineyards 2015: Tickets On Sale Now!

KUVO's annual signature event - Live at the Vineyards - will take place August 8, 2015 at Balistreri Vineyards

Help us celebrate our 30th anniversary with fine wine, gourmet food, dancing, and of course - live music!

We are proud to announce 5-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and her quartet will be performing live, along with The H2 Big Band 16-piece Orchestra with special guest vocalist Kevin Mahogany.

Stories of Standards
12:03 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

"Li'l Darlin" | Stories of Standards

Count Basie
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Written in 1957 by composer, arranger and trumpeter Neal Hefti, “Li’l Darlin’” was arranged for the Count Basie band, who  introduced the song.

In Visions of Jazz: The First Century, Gary Giddins said, “In the enduring ‘Li’l Darlin’,’ [Hefti] tested the band’s temporal mastery with a slow and simple theme that dies if it isn’t played at exactly the right tempo. Basie never flinched.”

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Arts and Culture
11:17 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Chrysler 300 grille: art on wheels

Automobile as art?  It is when you talk to the engineers behind one of the more interesting designs of the 21st century, the Chrysler 300.  Brandon Faurote leads the Chrysler Brand design group in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

When the car was launched in 1955, "it stood for sophistication, elegance, and performance," said Faurote, whose team re-launched the vehicle in 2005 with an oversized grille that seems to take up a lane and a half as it barrels down the road (still with 300 hp).

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Spring Membership Drive 2015
8:52 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Jim Stranahan Little Big Band at Dazzle Jazz | May 23

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The Jim Stranahan Little Big Band - featuring Eric Gunnison and Justin Adams - will be performing at Dazzle Jazz May 23. 

Stranahan, a professional saxophone player and band leader in the Denver area for the past 33 years, has performed with notable local and national jazz musicians including Colin Stranahan, Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine, Hugh Ragin, Jeff Jenkins and Bijoux Barbosa.

Stranahan's newest group, The Jim Stanahan Little Big Band, is an 11-piece group featuring many of Denver’s top jazz players in a large group setting.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
12:40 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!

Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary and Jazz Appreciation Month, KUVO asked you - our listeners - to choose the songs we play throughout April!

We received nearly 6,000 votes, narrowing 100 jazz standards to your 30 favorites.

Each day of April, we played versions of that day's Listener Pick(s) and shared the history behind the song.

Thank you for making Jazz Appreciation Month a success at KUVO! 

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