The Messers, information and text from themessers.org

The Messers at City Park Jazz | July 5

The Messers are bringing their eminent groove and soul-saturated sound to City Park Jazz July 5. Don't forget to stop by and say hi at the KUVO booth - and pick up some free swag! The Messers - formed in 2011 - get down, first and foremost. Behind the ability to drop a wickedly addictive groove is an orchestration that reveals incessant hours in the woodshed. There’s serious work behind all the fun. Up front is Kate Calhoun, a talented vocalist with a honey smooth tone and precise pitch. From...
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Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse; Information and text from ccsoundhouse.com

Live at KUVO: Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse Band | July 14

As part of the station's High School/Collegiate Series, a Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse band will perform live in the studio July 14 from 7 to 8 PM MT. Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse bands focus on styles of music traditionally overlooked in schools, including R&B, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Pop and Soul. Focused on providing musicians from ages 10 to 18 with experience performing, recording and touring, Soundhouse also strives to build the life skills of its members. In November of 1998 while still in...
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis | July 5

Despite being among the greatest of American inventions, jazz has always been a hard way to make a living. Many musicians, from Sidney Bechet and Josephine Baker to Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jerry Gonzalez, have sought a better life for themselves overseas. Some left for artistic reasons, some left because they lost their Cabaret cards, often because of drug use, without which they could no longer be booked in U.S. clubs. Many black jazz musicians left at the height of the Civil Rights movement to find new homes where their race and color were not held against them.

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Join KUVO for a jazz filled Saturday afternoon matinee! We will be showing the jazz cartoon Betty Boop Meets Cab Calloway, a 1970s jazz performance short featuring Donald Bryd and the Black Bryds, and the jazz documentary Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960). 

Each June 21, the one-day Make Music New York festival (MMNY) celebrates not just sound but community. It's a summer solstice gathering of the tribes for music makers and music lovers alike, with more than 1200 outdoor concerts across the five boroughs running from morning till night.

The story of music in 2015 goes like this: There are endless ways to listen to endless songs. Looking for something new? There's an algorithm for that. Prefer a human touch? Podcasts, blogs, Beats 1 (maybe!), good old terrestrial radio — take your pick. Honestly, we use all these and more. Many of these songs came to us via Soundcloud or YouTube, Spotify or iTunes. Many others showed up in our inboxes and demanded attention. Some of them we'd been waiting for for years. Some were complete surprises.

Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Rdio, Rhapsody, Pandora — the list of streaming music service goes on and on. On Tuesday, Apple joins that lineup with the launch of its streaming service, Apple Music. Apple will give consumers a three-month trial, and then it will charge $9.99 a month.

But most music lovers still aren't sure why they should pay. Colin Barrett, 31, has tried a few of the streaming services, but he doesn't use them anymore.

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In the opening lines of Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” - composed in 1932 - a haunting melody unfurls in a minor key over an inconsonant background. This discord is born from the unconventional use of a single note, intoned 35 times over the first 8 bars, which establishes a tension that carries through the entirety of the song.

We'll call it in the air: 2015 is going to end up being a great year for music. The albums that have impressed us the most over the year's first six months are a varied lot. There's enormous ambition on display here, epic works crafted to bust boundaries or reshape at will (check out that three-hour debut album), but also intensity in small gestures: a pair of devastating albums about loss, two more anchored in the sounds of sisterly harmonies. As we reach the year's mid-point, take a moment to listen with us, ears wide open to a great six months of music.

Pianist and composer Annie Booth -  featured on KUVO's latest release, Live at the Oasis Volume 11 - grew up in a musical family and began playing piano at a young age.

 

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