KUVO Live from Dazzle: The Bad Plus

One of the hottest new modern jazz / fusion / jam bands on the scene today. The Bad Plus returns to Denver for 2 nights of performances at Dazzle this Tuesday and Wednesday. And KUVO is privileged to broadcast the first set on Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm ! Only on KUVO Jazz.

Rodney Franks and Venus Cruz will host this exclusive broadcast engagement with The Bad Plus – ( Reid Anderson on bass, Dave King on drums and the newest member of the band Orrin Evans on piano.) Tune in or...

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Stories of Standards: "What's New?"

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Celebrating Marian McPartland

KUVO will spotlight McPartland’s music all day on her centennial, March 20, 2018! She would have turned 100 years of age on March 20, 2018. There’s a wonderful local connection with Marian McPartland. She headlined KUVO’s 20 th anniversary concert in 2006 at Teikyo Loretto Heights Theater in Denver.

Marian’s long-running radio show “Piano Jazz,” (which may be the longest running public radio music program currently on the air) was recorded over a 30-year span, and won a Peabody...

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Open Source

The Open Source Ensemble will perform in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio in front of the Studio Club audience on Wednesday, March 21 from 5 to 6pm. Conceived by bassist Seth Lewis and Tenor-man Kenyon Brenner, Open Source is a collaborative group of Denver area jazz composers and players who draw musical inspiration from greats such as: The Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’ Quintets, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter.

The Bad Plus at Dazzle | Mar 20 & 21


The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

photo courtesy of Mindi McNeil

For this month’s Joy Wine and Food Pairing the Executive Chef of Mister Tuna, Tristen Epps, brought his  Confit Duck Taco to complement the Vinha da Malhada Portuguese Red Wine paired by Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine and Spirits. Chef Tristen is a previous winner of the Food Network’s Chopped.

Stories on Stage presents: Wild Women

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Stories on Stage brings you 'Nasty Women' unite!
You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Arturo Sandoval at The Lincoln Center | Mar 22

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Marie Iriarte

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval is one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and Flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

Teresa Carroll & Eric Gunnson | Mar 21

Mar 18, 2018

This month features the fabulous Eric Gunnison!  Teresa & Eric will be playing “Songs Rarely Sung” from the Great American Song Book, featuring music by Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter and other American composers.

La Cour French Bistro & Jazz Club
Wednesday, March 21 - 7pm
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Eddie Harris Tribute | Thursdays Mar & Apr

Mar 17, 2018

A quartet of Denver's jazz elite ( saxophonist Keith Oxman, guitarist Dave Corbus, bassist Ken Walker and drummer Todd Reid ) will be exploring Eddie Harris' legacy and musical ideas through their own lens Thursday nights through March & April.  An influential force on the jazz world for decades, tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris used his light and fluid sound to bring groundbreaking compositions such as “Listen Here”, “Freedom Jazz Dance”, and “Cold Duck Time" to the world.

Arvada Center presents: All My Sons

Mar 17, 2018

Arvada Center presents "All My Sons" - March 2 through May 3. Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the first-ever Best Play Tony Award, All My Sons is a powerful American classic that explores the dark side of the American dream, complex family dynamics and a person’s responsibility to the world beyond his own home.  Based on the true story of an Ohio manufacturer who sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II, the play’s central character faces the true cost of his choices and their devastating impact on the family he loves.

Tribute to Buddy Rich | Mar 24

Mar 17, 2018

High energy, hard-driving music made famous by the man who, humbly, called himself the world’s greatest drummer, Buddy Rich. The Arvada Center welcomes the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra for a "Tribute to Buddy Rich" featuring drummer Mike Marlier.

The CJRO features everything from big band to exciting modern jazz compositions and has performed to sold-out houses and festivals throughout the Denver-metro area.

Women's History Month Celebrates: Dolores Huerta

Mar 16, 2018
Photo Courtesy of IMP Awards

Many words have been associated with Dolores Huerta, Activist, Feminist, Icon, Rebel, Civil Rights Hero, Passionate, Advocate, Pioneer, but only one set of words makes her very happy whenever she hears them…



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