Rhythm Future Quartet

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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Remembering the King

In light of B.B. King's passing this past Friday, Night Beat host Geoff Anderson shares the King's rise to legend and his review of a 2010 performance at Denver's Buell Theater. B.B. King's Rise to Legend B. B. King is the last of the authentic Delta bluesmen, a group including legends like Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. King is the real deal. Born in the Delta, King grew up on the plantations doing farm work. He logged many a mile guiding a...
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Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985 and never left, even when the talk-show host moved from NBC to CBS. During the course of his 29-year tenure, Burnett evolved from intern to head writer to executive producer of the Late Show with David Letterman, a position he held through last night's final show.

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On Thursday, bassist John Patitucci settles into Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, for a two-night stand with his Electric Guitar Quartet. Raised in northern California, Patitucci played with musicians such as saxophonists Tom Scott and Ernie Watts and pianist Dave Grusin (who hails from Colorado) and began recording a number of discs for the GRP label. He also gained added wide exposure when he became a member of both Chick Corea’s Elektric and Akoustic bands.

One of the most musical countries on the planet, Brazil is awash in folk-music traditions, as well as a rich history in jazz and bossa nova. It seems as if Brazilian musicians can make beautiful sounds with everything and anything they touch.

The band Apanhador Só demonstrates that point, and then some: In this video, shot during SXSW in Austin this past spring, its members coax rhythms and beats from a trunkload of found items, including a children's bicycle and other playthings. The resulting performance of "Prédio" is the stuff of hip-swaying joy.

The Yoga Mat

Dr. Desiré Anastasia, a professor at MSU Denver's Sociology and Criminology department, joined First Take with Lando and Chavis to talk about her work bringing the spiritual practice of yoga to underserved populations such as inmates and veterans as part of her work with the Give Back Yoga Foundation

Celebrating the rich history of Denver's "Harlem of the West" was the 12th Annual Five Points Jazz Festival on Saturday May 16th. 

KUVO broadcasted live from our booth adjacent to the Joe Bonner Main Stage. 

This year's Five Points Jazz Festival boasted eight stages serving up 30 groups.

Automobile as art?  It is when you talk to the engineers behind one of the more interesting designs of the 21st century, the Chrysler 300.  Brandon Faurote leads the Chrysler Brand design group in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

When the car was launched in 1955, "it stood for sophistication, elegance, and performance," said Faurote, whose team re-launched the vehicle in 2005 with an oversized grille that seems to take up a lane and a half as it barrels down the road (still with 300 hp).

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The Jim Stranahan Little Big Band - featuring Eric Gunnison and Justin Adams - will be performing at Dazzle Jazz May 23. 

Stranahan, a professional saxophone player and band leader in the Denver area for the past 33 years, has performed with notable local and national jazz musicians including Colin Stranahan, Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine, Hugh Ragin, Jeff Jenkins and Bijoux Barbosa.

Stranahan's newest group, The Jim Stanahan Little Big Band, is an 11-piece group featuring many of Denver’s top jazz players in a large group setting.

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To celebrate our 30th Anniversary and Jazz Appreciation Month, KUVO asked you - our listeners - to choose the songs we play throughout April!

We received nearly 6,000 votes, narrowing 100 jazz standards to your 30 favorites.

Each day of April, we played versions of that day's Listener Pick(s) and shared the history behind the song.

Thank you for making Jazz Appreciation Month a success at KUVO! 

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The Colorado Symphony is turning over the keys to artists from Denver's thriving local music scene on May 28 at 7:30 pm for an original performance featuring new music! 

Colorado artists Ian Cooke, Land Lines and Megan Burtt will perform individual sets with musicians from the Colorado Symphony, each with a unique style, sound and symphonic approach. An active collaboration between the guest musicians and the symphony will yield original orchestral arrangements of each artist's music for a full complement of string players.

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