Arts and Culture

Jazz Education
3:48 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Jump for Jazz: Boulder event to educate, demonstrate

Dexter Payne (far left) will be leading a seminar at the "Jump for Jazz" event in Boulder this June.

Boulder jazz fans have organized a jazz education event for June 2015 called the “Jump for Jazz Festival.”  Boulder’s "Jazz Gossip" Miriam Paisner sat down with “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to describe the community outreach.

“I have wanted to know for sure (about the making of jazz music) since about ten years ago when I went to the Boulder Jazz Jams at the Broker Inn and Brad Goode was leading," said Paisner, who sends out weekly jazz listings to hundreds of people via an e-mail list.

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Arts and Culture
3:27 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Su Teatro Presents "Real Women Have Curves" | March 12-29

Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents "Real Women Have Curves" March 12-29, exploring the universal challenges faced by women. 

Set in an East Los Angeles sewing factory in 1987, this play uncovers the struggles faced by five Latina sweatshop workers, including love, money and body image. In doing so, "Real Women Have Curves" also examines the dreams and aspirations of women who live on the margins of society and don't fit into the mold of society's ideal woman. 

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Jazz on Film
11:29 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Jazz on Film: "Whiplash" - Give the drummer some, and then some more

Despite all the unique personalities and wonderful music they produced one has to look hard to find movies where jazz stories are front and center, especially in recent decades.

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Jazz History
11:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

A President's Day look at jazz in the White House

Dizzy Gillespie, PBS "Performance in the White House" series, 1982
Credit http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/

In the spirit of Presidents Day, celebrating the premier position in American politics, we took a First Take trip through White House history to discover the moments over the last 50 years when 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. became the hottest jazz joint in town.

Intern Cynthia Howard was busy at the KUVO research desk digging up fun facts and little-known tidbits about jazz in the White House, and she shared her discoveries with us on the air this morning. Who knew Dick Nixon hosted Duke Ellington’s 70th birthday party??

Click above to hear our conversation. 

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Jazz on Film
2:37 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Jazz on Film: Rollins - Last of the Great Jazz Redwoods

Once upon a time there were titans who needed only one name to be identified--Hawk, Prez, Bird, Trane; all of them saxophonists. Sonny Rollins is probably that last living link to these giants, and he played with them all, as well as Mingus, Bud Powell Miles, Dizzy, Monk, Clifford Brown and Max Roach. In 1948 he made his first recordings at age 17 and has led his own groups, made records, and toured the world for over 60 years. He is a master of tone and rhythm, with a simultaneously sincere and insouciant way of quoting popular tunes or phrases into his solos.

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