Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith | June 22 - Sept 17

“Penitents,” also known as “Soul Feeders,” or “Brothers of Soul” are secret secular groups that during certain times of the year, go out into the night to pray for the “suffering spirits,” usually covering their faces with shrouds or hoods, and in some dramatic cases, practicing self-flagellation.

Alongside the Photographs are a collection of original objects that Veloso has received from the Decurion/ Mayordomos, which is the name given to the heads of the “Orden do Noreste.”...

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JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience!| June 23-25

Don’t miss Earth Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Jon Batiste, Tower of Power, Lisa Fischer & more, June 23-25 in Aspen!

The JAS June Experience features four nights of headline concerts at the spectacular Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, plus multiple shows at the JAS Cafe Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum and Downstairs at The Little Nell. Enjoy a FREE Lawn Party on the Music Tent Grounds before the main shows and an out of this world VIP Experience! more
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Before we get to the week in music, big time congratulations are in order to Denver’s own Dianne Reeves. The singer has joined the select list of Jazz Masters selected by the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Reeves, the 2018 Jazz Master class contains guitarist Pat Metheny, pianist Joanne Brackeen and producer Todd Barkan (for jazz advocacy).

Jazz on Film: John Coltrane doc - a force for good

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John Coltrane is a name many people have heard. To jazz fans, Coltrane is a name they associate with one of the great icons in 20th century music. And simply ‘Trane’ is whom other musicians and deep fans evoke to speak, sometimes in hushed tones, of a singular artist who elevated the saxophone into the realm of the profound and the spiritual. John Scheinfeld’s documentary has something in it for each of those people. Although Trane only lived to age 40, he had a gigantic influence in the jazz world.

Cine en el Parque/Movies in the Park | June 29 - Aug 4

Jun 21, 2017

Cine en el Parque / Movies at the Park! Hosted by El Comercio de Colorado, Cine en el Parque and Casa Magazine Colorado.

This series travels to different parks in and around Denver and sometimes the same park but different movie. All Thursday evenings; except for the last one…Friday August 4. Seating starts at 7pm and movies began at dusk.

2017 Schedule: Movies start at 7pm
Thursday, June 29 – “Star Wars: Rogue One” at Fairfax Park in Commerce City (6850 Fairfax Dr, Commerce City)

City Park Jazz: Dotsero | June 25

Jun 21, 2017

A no nonsense sax and guitar driven thrill ride of energy and excitement. As  much fun to watch as they are to listen to. The band has performed at major jazz festivals; Red Rocks Amphitheatre, JVC Winter Park Jazz Fest,  Jazz Trax  Catalina Island  Jazz Fest  and The Cancun Jazz Festival, among others. From Ala Carte Ala Park in San Francisco to West Palm Beach’s Sunfest, DOTSERO has crisscrossed the nation performing their exciting brand of  jazz.

Vail Jazz Festival Kick-off

Jun 20, 2017

Join Vail Jazz in celebrating the the 100th birthday of the genre! In 1917, New Orleans-based a Dixieland Jass Band record was the first to be stamped as "jazz," and the city maintains its reputation as the heart of jazz music to this day. The 23rd Annual Vail Jazz Festival features music and performers from all over the United States and across the globe, but the New Orleans theme recurs periodically -- here's what to look for.

Marcia Ball | July 6

Jun 19, 2017

The simple mention of a Louisiana or Texas roadhouse conjures up images of a crowded dance hall filled wall-to-wall with rabid music fans rocking to a hotter-than-hot band playing a smoldering blend of swampy R&B, jumping blues and heart-wrenching ballads. Pianist, vocalist, songwriter Marcia Ball brings that spirit to every concert she plays and every song she records. Her music is mixed with equal parts simmering soul fervor and two-fisted piano pounding, featuring rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B.

Stories of Standards: "Over the Rainbow"

Jun 17, 2017

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

100 (More) Great Performances

Jun 16, 2017

KUVO hosts presented their picks for “100 (More) Great Performances" on Thursday, June 15. Compiled by KUVO hosts, it’s a playlist of exceptional jazz – must hear songs. We’re digging deeper and filling in the blanks, to present the most unforgettable, “desert-island,” can’t-do-without, slam-dunk super songs in jazz!  Tune in all day –  for the best music on the planet, on KUVO!

Vinyl Vault: Egberto Gismonti - "Sol Do Meio Dia"

Jun 16, 2017

This week the Vinyl Vault features a 1978 ECM album from multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti, “Sol Do Meio Dia.” The album was inspired by Gismonti’s sojourn with the indigenous Xingu people of the Amazon. Gismonti recreated their spirit and his experience in the jungle through this music. He was helped out on the album by Colin Walcott, Ralph Towner, Nana Vasconcelos and Jan Garbarek.

The Vinyl Vault with The Night Beat host Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, June 27 at 8:30 on KUVO 89.3 FM/

Review: Jean-Luc Ponty Band - The Atlantic Years Tour

Jun 16, 2017

One thing we learned Tuesday night: Enigmatic Ocean (Atlantic, 1977), violinist Jean Luc Ponty’s fourth album for Atlantic Records, is his favorite. And why not? It made it to number one on the jazz charts in 1977. Plus, it’s pretty good.



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