ALL IN for KUVO! We've Raised $54,471!

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 $70,529 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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Live at KUVO: Denver Jazz Orchestra | Feb 20

Welcome the Denver Jazz Orchestra to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Monday, February 20 at 7pm.

Studio Club Members: Please contact Arvida arvida@kuvo.org to make reservation for you and a guest.

There's something very special about American big band music! Screaming trumpets, swinging rhythm sections, synchronized saxophones and in-your-face trombones!

Co-led by Andrew Hudson and Jerry Noonan, the Denver Jazz Orchestra (DJO) has risen in...

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Rene Marie: Experiment in Truth | Feb 21 & 22

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...

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Jessica Martinez Maxey | Ancient Memory CD

6 hours ago

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!

Tom Gerwshin Sextet | Feb 25

11 hours ago

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.

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.

N'awlins Swing Jam | Feb 18

Feb 18, 2017

Join Mercury Cafe every 3rd Saturday for a swing and  jazz jam in downtown Denver.  Led by local trumpet player and bandleader Joe Smith, the N'awlins Swing Jam will focus on swing and traditional New Orleans jazz. This jam session is open to musicians of all instruments, as well as vocalists. We'll be providing a few fake books with many popular standards for those that need it.

Mercury Cafe presents
N'awlins Swing Jam
Saturday February 18 - 9:30pm

 

Arvada Center: "Bus Stop"

Feb 17, 2017

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

Foundation: the base upon which something is built. From houses to skyscrapers, foundations are essential. They must be solid, strong and most of all, immovable. A funk foundation? That, too, must be solid and strong. But immovable? No, quite the opposite. A funk foundation supplies the movement, the locomotion, in a word: the groove.

Frank Ayala

If you had been planning on catching guitarist John Abercrombie’s Quartet at Dazzle on Friday and Saturday, you’ve discovered that the foursome’s appearance has been cancelled. But even if you take that event off the books, there’s still a lot of music to go around – most notably in the person of singer René Marie who is at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 and 8 p.m. (303-839-5100). 

The Dale Bruning Trio with Mark Simon and Todd Reid will feature jazz standards and music from the Great American songbook. Bruning has enjoyed playing with the likes of Jim Hall, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Bertoncini, Bill Frisell, and Michael Moore. He and his partner, Jude Hibler - owner of Jazz Link Enterprises- have produced and presented their signature concerts called The Timeless Music of Great Composers since 1995. They have produced 14 CDs with Dale as leader on their label, as well as publishing the three jazz guitar instruction books Dale has written.

Insight with John Ferrugia: Opioid Babies

Feb 14, 2017

As the nation and the state continue to deal with an opioid-abuse epidemic, a recent national study reveals an increase in babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth, especially those in rural places. Is Colorado following the national trend? Various counties and rural areas around the state have noted, anecdotally, that the problem is getting worse, and some are starting to step up to create solutions. We take a look at the numbers that are available in the state and examine what is working and what is not when it comes to the fight against opioid abuse.

Mistura Fina CD Release Party | Feb 16

Feb 14, 2017

Mistura Fina was founded by percussionist Frank Ayala in 2000 and is currently co-led with bassist Andrew Hudson. Based in Denver, the group regularly performs concerts at festivals, nightclubs, special events, and other venues. It's critically acclaimed recording, Proud Spirits, Humble Hearts, is a representation of Mistura Fina's various musical influences.

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