Arts and Culture

Jazz Education
12:31 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

State of Jazz Ed, pt. 2: Vail's 4th, 5th graders in sweet spot

Credit www.vailjazz.org

Pianist-vocalist Tony Gulizia (Tony G.) has spent the last 18 school years surrounded by fourth and fifth graders at every school in Eagle County via the Vail Jazz Foundation's "Jazz Goes to School" program.  Gulizia said that early age is the "perfect" time for jazz education.

"Kids that age are a little more aware of jazz music, and they're getting ready to perhaps start an instrument in elementary school or middle school," said Gulizia.

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Jazz Education
10:55 am
Tue December 9, 2014

The State of Jazz Ed: Latin jazz sheet music, and rentals!

As part of KUVO's new annual series on "The State of Jazz Education," Jim Disner from one of the region's largest instrument rental stores - Flesher-Hinton - visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss trends in music education.

  

"A lot of band directors are re-building programs that have been killed off in the past few years, but are coming back," said Disner.  "They have smaller groups and combos to work with, and many are using Real Books (the famous compilation of jazz lead sheets.)"

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Arts and Culture
11:28 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Dianne Reeves to Perform at Ball | Jan. 3

Polish your cuff links, unpack your gown and head back in time to the 1920's.

In celebration of Downton Abbey Season 5, join Rocky Mountain PBS and Diane Reeves for the 2nd Annual MASTERPIECE Costume Ball Saturday, January 3 from 6 to 10:30 pm at The Oxford Hotel!

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Book Review
1:24 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Dick Cavett's new book Brief Encounters

Dick Cavett's fourth book in 40 years left plenty to talk about.  KUVO book reviewer Dr. Robert Greer called Cavett "a mover and shaker with a sharp and sometimes biting wit."  Greer take on Cavett's new book,  Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks: "a first rate bookend to his 1970 memoir."

Cavett's interviews with Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Muhammed Ali, Steve Jobs and many others are recounted in the book's 288 pages.  "Cavett was a master at controlling the conversations he had, be they musicians, writers, artists, or public figures.

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Arts and Culture
2:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

The making of Sand Creek Massacre documentary

One hundred fifty years ago this November 29, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in the southeast corner of the Colorado Territory.  At first, settlers in Denver cheered the returning Colorado Volunteers.  Then details of the slain women, children and elderly men emerged.  The infamy of the events that day reverberate to this day.  Rocky Mountain PBS producer Mariel Rodriguez-McGill visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe a new one-hour television documentary, airing Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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