First Take with Lando and Chavis

Credit MaryLynn Gillaspie

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!


Jazz Education
12:24 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Coolest summer school ever: CCJA's Latin Jazz workshop


This summer on Wednesday nights at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio,  the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts has been instructing students ages 7 through 18 in  the fine points of Latin Jazz.  Instructor Eric Trujillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe what it takes to teach Latin Jazz to young musicians.

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11:39 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Community College of Denver prez pledges $50k

Community College of Denver considers itself "the leading point of entry to higher education for the City and County of Denver.  To that end, the new president of the institution, Dr.

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Arts and Culture
12:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Denver's Junk Band Orchestra: for the youth!

This cigar box amp on their CD cover was autographed by late concert promoter Barry Fey.

  The Junk Band Orchestra builds their instruments from junk.  It's about young people redeeming broken things.  Producer Shawn Palmer and a couple of members from the band visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with news of their first CD release.

"We're out to prove you don't need a lot of money to make really good music," said Palmer.   "The music coming from the musician - that's the most important thing."

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Eats & Beats
2:39 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ruperts at the Edge; still serving breakfast

Credit Susan Gatschet Reese

From their cozy location right across Sheridan from Sloan's Lake, the new Rupert's At The Edge restaurant is balancing the innovations of new ownership with the solid breakfast fare so many people are used to.  

Owners Susan Olsen and Tim Nevadomski offered a radio tour to KUVO's "First Take with Lando and Chavis" audience.   They owned a food truck in South Dakota before they found the opportunity to buy a successful, working restaurant.  

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Arts and Culture
1:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Before Brown: Mendez desegregation story in childrens book

Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that outlawed school segregation, the State of California wrestled with the question in the Mendez v. Westminster case.  Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story the eyes of a child in Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation.

"I was immediately fascinated by the Mendez case.  In some of my books, I try to talk about social justice," said Tonatiuh, interviewed from his native Mexico.

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