Are you ALL IN for KUVO? We've Raised $100,979!

Tell us you're ALL IN for KUVO and help us end the drive early! Thank you for your pledge of support. Our goal is $125,000, and we have $24,021 left to raise. Your gift matters now more than ever. Take advantage of becoming a new member of the KUVO family. Renew today! Come back to the family, rejoin! Consider adding to your current membership with an additional gift. Choose monthly ongoing gifts of $5, $10, $20 or more, we would like to sign you up as a Jazz Messenger : a sustaining member!...

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Nicholas Payton Afro-Caribbean Mixtape Release | Feb 24 & 25

Payton's clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making... Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton's solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing. –Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 1, 2012

Dazzle Jazz presents
Nicholas Payton Afro-Caribbean Mixtape Release
Friday, February 24 - 7 & 9pm
Saturday, February 25 - 6 & 8pm

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Blind Tiger Event: Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Spherio

The Gift of Jazz presents A Blind Tiger Event: A Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Spherio . An afternoon of delicious fare, libations & music! At the Gift of Jazz’s next Blind Tiger event, the first in our Centennial Concert Series, we’ll celebrate the life and music of the jazz pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. Count on an afternoon of swingin’ jazz accompanied by delicious food and libations. The music and overview of Monk’s contribution to jazz will be presented by Spherio, with...

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Tom Gerwshin Sextet | Feb 25


The Tom Gershwin Sextet will be performing original works and adaptations of choice classics. Inspired by Afro-Latin music and hard bop artists like Horace Silver and Cannonball Adderley, this dynamic group of multi-instrumentalists will feature lyrical melodies, rich harmonies, and infectious grooves.

Posi-Tone records

The multi-instrumentalist and educator Michael Dease hails from Augusta, GA which is known for giving the world James Brown. Although best known as a tenor and bass trombonist, Dease also plays, trumpet, piano, saxophone and bass.  he is currently the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University, he previously held similar positions at Queens College, CUNY, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

Ana Sala

At the start of 1996, I wrote an article on New Orleans for Jazziz magazine called “No Last Call.” It featured conversations with two New Orleans players and one from north Louisiana who adopted the Crescent City as his home. That last player was drummer Brian Blade, while the N’awlins natives were guitarist Steve Masakowski and trumpeter Nicholas Payton who will be at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Friday and Saturday with a trio doing the sounds from his recent Afro-Caribbean Mixtape release.

Rene Marie: Experiment in Truth | Feb 22

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In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music.

Stories of Standards: "Confirmation"

Feb 22, 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!

Local Musician Spotlight: Peter Sommers

Feb 21, 2017

Tenor sax player Peter Sommer holds as his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.  With the depth of his playing, he could have easily been a hero of any of these three!

Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker CD. Receive this CD for your gift of $120! Become a Jazz Messenger; make your gift ongoing by making your gift a monthly contribution - Donate today!

Jessica Martinez Maxey | Ancient Memory CD

Feb 19, 2017

Ancient Memory CD. Receive this CD for your gift of $89! Become a Jazz Messenger; make your gift ongoing by making your gift a monthly contribution - Donate today!

The Big Swing Trio - The World Rearranged | Feb 23

Feb 18, 2017

Friends and bandmates for over 30 years, Mark Diamond, Paul Romaine, and Andy Weyl consistently inspire audiences with their spirited arrangements of Swing, Latin, Hard-bop, Blues, and standard repertoire. For this Artist in Residency it's all about the arrangements, as they put their unique musical signature on a myriad of tunes, both on and off the beaten path.

Arvada Center: "Bus Stop"

Feb 17, 2017

“It takes strong men and women to love… people strong enough inside themselves to love…without humiliation.”



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