Happy Birthday Charles Burrell!

To honor their 80th anniversary, DownBeat Magazine celebrates the present and looks toward the future of jazz with a special 80th Anniversary Collector's Edition. Listing 80 people, places and things that illustrate why jazz remains such a vibrant art form in 2014. In the category for, "Five Reasons to Love Jazz Radio" KUVO Denver was listed with KKJZ, KJAZZ, California State University, Long Beach, WWOZ, New Orleans, WBGO, Newark, N.J. ,and Real jazz, Sirius XM Radio.  

This cool little public media station has an international audience and was recognized by The Telegraph, one of the United Kingdom's top media outlets. READ THE STORY!

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Herb Jeffries Dead: Jazz Singer And Actor Known As 'The Bronze Buckaroo' Dies At 100 Here in Denver, "The Bronze Buckaroo" has a star on the Walk of Fame along the entrance walk at The Black American West Museum and Heritage Center.  Herb Jeffries  was born in Detroit to a racially mixed couple, referring to himself in a 2004 interview with The Oklahoman as "an Italian-looking mongrel with a percentage of Ethiopian blood, which enabled me to get work with Black orchestras."  He sang with the Earl "Fatha" Hines  and Duke Ellingto