KUVO Studio Club: Franny & the Jets | Aug 16

“Franny & the Jets” will entertain you on Wednesday, August 16 - 6 to 7pm from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. The band is comprised of young jazz musicians, several of whom have been recognized by KUVO as among the best jazz musicians in Colorado under 30 years of age. The band has performed in a variety of venues, including summer festivals, clubs, retirement facilities, fundraisers and other private events. Of note is the band’s recording session of four original songs on The...

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Vail Jazz Party! | Labor Day Weekend

The grand finale of both the Vail Jazz Festival and the beautiful Colorado summer season, the Vail Jazz Party features a jam-packed lineup with over 35 headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to jazz legends. Vail Jazz Party features a House Band with John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash. With over 35 hours of jazz music, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as...

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Ron Miles & Rudy Royston Quintet | Aug 19 & 20

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Ron Miles & Rudy Royston Quintet, two nights at Dazzle! The quintet is: Ron Miles-cornet, Rudy Royston-drums, Solomon Chapman-piano, Hank Roberts-cello, and Thomas Morgan-bass - two nights at Dazzle.

On Stage: "René Marie + Experiment in Truth" | Aug 20

19 hours ago
Susan Gatschet

KUVO's "On Stage" highlights "René Marie + Experiment in Truth," she has the sort of voice which first comes to mind when someone asks for a jazz singer. Tune in on Sunday, August 20 at 4pm to catch some of the magic from one of Colorado's great summertime Jazz venues, Vail Square.

 

Next up is ¡Cubanismo! on August 27.

 

To find out more about attending any of these concerts, visit www.VailJazz.org.
 

William and The Romantics | Aug 20

Aug 15, 2017

William and the Romantics (WR) is a twenty-piece big band swing group playing in the Denver Metro area. The band consists of sixteen musicians and a four-person vocal ensemble.

WR plays well-known big band swing covers from a variety of band leaders and singers including: Glenn MIller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and many others.

Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire | Aug 18

Aug 15, 2017

The nationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire provides an Earth Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs! Lead vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, created Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire in 2011 with the vision of honoring the beloved Earth Wind & Fire hits he and millions of others listened to while growing up.

SWR Music

August is a special month for KUVO Jazz as every August 29 we celebrate another anniversary, this year we will toast to our 32nd year of providing jazz to Denver, the Front Range and beyond. In honor of this special occasion, we have selected a superb recording as our monthly spotlight. It’s the swinging SWR Big Band from Stuggart, Germany that has amazed audiences since its founding in 1951. Over the decades, the SWR has collaborated with some of the finest names in jazz, Miles Davis, Frank Foster, Chick Corea, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Hargrove and dozens more.

Trinidaddio Blues Fest | Aug 26

Aug 14, 2017

Steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues and New Orleans Trinidaddio’s Line up always provides a powerful mix of artists and an abundance of Talent. Join us August 26th for Trinidaddio Blues Fest 2017 you will not want to miss this one. It’s going to be great!!

And don’t forget the PreFest Party Friday, August 25!  A Free Event!  Downtown at Main & Commercial Sts.

Vail Jazz All-Stars, Alumni Quintet + House Band | Aug 31

Aug 14, 2017
vailjazz.org

Call it a musical homecoming, a jazz family reunion. This special performance marks the beginning of the Vail Jazz Party with a multigenerational tour de force. The evening opens with the Vail Jazz All Stars, a dozen of the best and brightest high school jazz players fresh out of the Vail Jazz Workshop whose infectious enthusiasm and precocious talent always brings Vail audiences to their feet. Next, the Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet takes the stage, featuring five former Vail Jazz Workshop students handpicked from its 22 years of alumni.

Adam Bodine Wildcard Sessions | Thursdays

Aug 13, 2017

Celebrating the release of his brand-new album Opus Reminiscence, genre-fusing pianist and composer Adam Bodine leads his band through an entertaining and dynamic mix of creative original music every Thursday night in July and August.  Adam’s song catalog is extensive, eclectic and embodies an optimum framework for his imaginative and often humorous personality to shine through his music.

DaVinci Machines Exhibition | Now thru September 10

Aug 12, 2017

Through September 10th, discover the architect of flight at Wings Over the Rockies. The DaVinci Machines Exhibition features more than 65 interactive machines focused on flight, war and more. Visit Wings Museum dot org slash DaVinci for more information.

GoodRattle Hard Bop | Tuesdays in August

Aug 11, 2017
http://www.nocturnejazz.com

GoodRattle is a modern hard bop quintet, led by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group features Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, Matt Smiley on bass, and a number of special guests on drums.

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