First Take with Lando and Chavis

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Weekday mornings from 6 to 9am, Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis bring you Community, Culture and Music on First Take with Lando and Chavis. A blend of music, news and community-oriented programming, tuning in to First Take is the right way to start your day. Lando's "Stories of Standards" feature examines a jazz standard or a tune from the Great American Songbook each week. Stories of composers, lyricists, performers, and songs. On Wednesdays, Steve hosts Eats and Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. Tune in!

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Jazz on Film
4:03 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

"Keep On Keepin' On:" Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin

The jazz documentary about trumpeter Clark Terry and his piano protege Justin Kauflin has been getting rave reviews at film and music festivals in Colorado (Boulder this spring and the Vail Jazz Party) and around the nation.  "Keep On Keepin' On" is featured as the Red Carpet Matinee this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  as part of the Starz Denver International Film Festival.  Kauflin will perform live after the screening at Buell Theatre.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
1:25 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Colorado Experience: The Smaldones

Colorado Experience examines one of the lesser-known chapters in American organized crime: the story of the Smaldones, an Italian-American crime family that operated out of Denver.  Producer Michael Dondero joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with insight on the documentary.

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Jazz on Film
2:24 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Jazz on Film: A Brother with Perfect Timing

“If what I grew up with in South Africa is world music, I don’t know what it means. Perhaps it is to identify it as folklore. But what makes it separate? Satchmo said, ‘All music is folk music: I never heard a horse sing.’ The only criterion I have is whether it moves you.”

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Music
2:29 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

"'Round Midnight"- Stories of Standards

Originally written in 1944 by pianist Thelonious Monk,'Round Midnight is the most recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician. Since then, jazz artists Cootie Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Pepper, and Miles Davis have further embellished the song, with songwriter Bernie Hanighen adding lyrics. Both Williams and Hanighen have received co-credits for their contributions.

Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long! 

Eats & Beats
2:05 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

North Denver's fish farm: Colorado Aquaponics

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That tasty tilapia plate before you might have come from a fishery tucked away right in north Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood (once considered a "food desert").  Tawnya Sawyer is director of Education for Colorado Aquaponics at the Grow Haus, 4751 York Street, Denver CO 80216.  She visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe their operation.

"It's the combination of growing fish in a recirculating system, and putting water to work (growing plants)," explained Sawyer.  "We get the best of both."

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