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Jason Moran at Baur's Listening Lounge | June 14

Jason Moran - hailed as the "future of jazz" - will perform at Baur's Listening Lounge June 14. Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. Currently serving as Jazz Director of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Moran challenges the status quo in improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation. Leveraging the...
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Live at KUVO: Rhythm Future Quartet | June 11

Rhythm Future Quartet - a group of young New York jazz virtuosos specializing in the Django Reinhardt/ Stephane Grappelli tradition - will perform live at the KUVO studio June 11 at 4 PM. The group is stopping by KUVO on their way to perform at the Colorado Gypsy Jazz Festival June 12 at the Holiday Event Center. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw from rhythms heard...
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Jazz Notes 5-28-2015 by Norman Provizer

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Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents “Chicanos Sing the Blues” - a returning audience favorite exploring the connection between Chicano music and Rhythm and Blues.

Featuring more than 30 songs, the play moves easily between corridos, boleros, huapangos, oldies and heart-wrenching blues. While maintaining a strong connection to the legends and roots of Chicano music, “Chicanos Sing the Blues” explores the influence of African-American interactions on Chicano culture.

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This week's Jazz Night In America features Kamasi Washington and the music of his latest project, The Epic, in full glory at its release party.

From the Regent Theater in Downtown L.A., Washington brings his new album to life with the help of his working band, a choir, string section and plenty of special guests.

Sometimes even the most delicious entree can be improved by adding another ingredient. For years the Montgomery-Hermann ensemble has been entertaining audiences along the Front Range as well as in other destinations around the world, their On the Brink recording was well received and garnered numerous spins both here in Colorado and nationally.

We conclude what has been a history making month of May here in Denver, a cloudy history we wish never to see again.

Mimi Jones - a multi-talented bassist, vocalist and composer - will perform live at KUVO June 6 from 3 to 4 PM. 

All Studio Club Members are invited to attend this performance! Reserve a seat for you and a guest by contacting Arvida at Arvida@KUVO.org

Not a Studio Club Member? Learn how you can join the fun here!

Special guest Matthew Goldwasser shares his review of Keep On' Keepin On, an intimate documentary depicting the relationship between a blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and his teacher,  the legendary Clark Terry. 

Shot over the course of five years, the film covers the journey of two friends confronting the toughest challenges of their lives.

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Trent Brotherton of Walter's Pizzeria shared the recipe for the restaurants new pie, the Blue B.O.M.B.

Re-create it at home using your favorite pizza dough recipe or pre-made crust. Top the pie with marinara sauce, mozzarella, blue cheese crumbles, fresh basil, caramelized onions, homemade meatballs and bacon - and you've got yourself a Blue B.O.M.B.!

Book Review: Early Mud

May 22, 2015
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A feature of this year’s Chicago Blues Festival will be a night of musical tribute in Grant Park to Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, two great Chicago bluesmen.

For background information on Muddy I refer you to the biography written by Robert Gordon, Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters. Muddy’s life is a fantastic tale of adaptation to changing life conditions. Below is an introduction.

Jazz on Film: An original blues feminist - "Bessie"

May 22, 2015
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When we first think of the blues the images that first come to mind are either the Mississippi delta men with acoustic guitars like Robert Johnson and Son House or alternately the electrified version advanced by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and urbanized in the likes of Jr. Wells and Buddy Guy among many others. However, lost in our understanding of history is the fact that in the beginning, the most famous of early blues musicians were women. They sold the most records and commanded the most attention although apart from only a few their names have largely been forgotten.

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