Go All in for KUVO!

Pledge Now! Progress update: We've raised $45,805 and have $84,195 left to go! Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge already! Make a gift today and help us shorten the drive. Here at KUVO, we’re all in. What that means to us is that we’re dedicated to bringing you the best music and connection to the community. Are you all in for KUVO? Help us shorten pledge drive by contributing to our $130,000 goal today! We want to continue to bring you diverse music, great community events, and so much...

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On Stage: Trumpeter Hugh Ragin!

This Sunday, February 18, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features trumpeter Hugh Ragin!

Called “a strikingly gifted post-bop trumpeter” by AllAboutJazz.com, Hugh Ragin has a long list of credits and associations, from the avant-garde of Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton to celebrated series of collaborations with David Murray and Fred Wesley. A director of the Colorado Jazz Workshop and on the music faculty in the Denver Public School system, Ragin says ...

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Jovino Santo Neto & Martin Kuuskmann | Feb 20

Music Appreciation Society & Denver Eclectic Concerts are excited to present Grammy nominated musicians Martin Kuuskmann, a virtuoso bassoonist from Estonia and Jovino Santos Neto, a pianist and composer from Brazil. They'll join forces to interpret a selection of lyrical pieces by Brazilian composers. Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Santos Neto, Pixinguinha, Edu Lobo and more. Expect beautiful and profound melodies, inspired interpretations and deep musical interactions ....

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Bringing Music to Life

13 hours ago

Learning to play an instrument can have a profound, positive impact on a child, teaching valuable life skills and boosting confidence and self-esteem. And that instrument you have at home can help make it happen.

From March 5th through the 17th, Bringing Music to Life will hold the 2018 Instrument Drive, collecting donations of gently-used band and orchestra instruments that will be repaired and awarded to deserving music programs throughout the state.

Antonio Sanchez - Birdman LIVE | Feb 22

Feb 17, 2018
newmancenter.org

Experience the explosive Oscar-winning film Birdman, accompanied live by composer and renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, as his eclectic Grammy Award®-winning score provides the heartbeat of the film. The Oscar winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Inarritu stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage.

Ken Walker Sextet | Feb 23

Feb 16, 2018
dazzledenver.com

The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It's nice, but does it make you snap your fingers? Walker and his band evoke (but don't demand) that response.

Featuring: Ken Walker-bass, Dave Corbus-guitar, Al Hood-trumpet, Paul Romaine-drums, Jeff Jenkins-piano, and Peter Sommer-sax

Jeff Jenkins, Eric Gunnison, and Annie Booth each play 2 solo pieces. Each of these pieces will transition into a "Three Keys" piece with Dru Heller on drums. These intimate solo pieces will feature the subtleties of the instrument and then the buoyant, and energetic world of a high energy piano, Electric Piano, Organ and the thump of drums.

Real Women Have Curves | Feb 23 - Mar 18

Feb 16, 2018

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles, “Real Women Have Curves” is marked by the issues of family values, gender politics and the Latina immigrant experience. The play is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest employee at the factory. Ambitious and bright, Ana yearns to go to college but doesn’t have the money. The action of the play occurs over the course of five hot summer days at the factory, as the women talk about their lives, fears and deepest desires while attempting to meet impossible production deadlines.

NACA: A Character Based Mortgage Lender

Feb 15, 2018
photo courtesy of naca

Many Coloradoans would like to buy a home but, even though they are great hard-working people, run into problems if they have less than perfect credit. NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America) specializes in working with banks to offer character-based mortgages, where you are given a loan based off your character, not your credit score.

photo courtesy of @mlmnc777pilot

Best selling thriller writer Don Brown recently sat down with Capt. Jerry Yellin, now 93 years old, to write about and tell the story of the final combat mission of World War II. A mission that took place nine days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6th, 1945.

On August 14th, 1945 Lt. Yellin and his wing man Lt. Philip Schlamberg took off from Hiroshima to bomb Tokyo. Unknown to Yellin by the time he returned from their mission the war was officially over.

Local Musician Spotlight: Drummer Mike Marlier

Feb 15, 2018

If you love drums and love to hear exciting jazz drumming, don’t miss Mike Marlier.  One of the best ways to enjoy him is with The Mayhem Trio of Marlier, Eric Gunnison, and Bijoux Barbosa.  They have been playing together for nearly 20 years, producing a sound that is edgy, intriguing, rhythmically complex and always compelling.  They focus on the music of Chick Corea as well as original works by the members.

Pachucos y Sirenas | Now - May 26

Feb 15, 2018

Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings.  The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

https://www.jccdenver.org/

The alchemy of a darkened theatre, a room full of peers, and a larger-than-life story transforms a film into something much greater than the sum of its parts. It is an art form and a community building experience. It is entertainment and a reflection of our collective humanity. It is a magic that cannot be replicated on-demand or on ever-shrinking screens. When you see someone’s identity and values revealed on the big screen, their experience – their existence – is validated.

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