KUVO Live Broadcast at Regina Carter's "Simply Ella" | Nov 21 & 22

Join KUVO on-air hosts Rodney Franks and Steve Chavis at Dazzle for KUVO's "LIVE" broadcast during Regina Carter's "Simply Ella" first set on Tuesday, November 21 at 6pm. See you there!

Sony Masterworks recording artist Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Her quest for beauty combined with her passion for excellence did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, who awarded Regina their prestigious fellowship "genius grant." Regina's recent...

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KUVO Studio Club: "Expeditions" | Nov 20, 6 p.m.

Expeditions play fresh arrangements of familiar songs, everything from traditional jazz to folk to Motown, along with some tasty originals. They have performed at the best venues in Denver, and drawn large and enthusiastic audiences. Co-leaders Pete Lewis and Clare Church are consummate professionals, having shared the stage with Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and many more.

Featuring: Pete Lewis - saxophone, Jason Malmberg - bass, Adam Revell - piano...

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Stories of Standards: "Invitation"

This Sunday, November 26, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a variety of sessions with vocalists Roberta Gambarini, Allan Harris and Joni Janak.

Roberta Gambarini’s session was originally broadcast live in 2014, backed by Eric Gunnison, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine.  The Allan Harris date goes back to 2005, and he does a little guitar work himself, accompanied by Jeff Jenkins and Mark Simon.  Joni Janak performed several times at KUVO.  We’ll present music from her performances in 2004 and 2006, in both quartet and quintet arrangements.

The Peter Sommer Septet | Nov 22

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The Peter Sommer Septet performs at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club on Wednesday, November 22 at 7pm to 10:30pm, featuring Wil Swindler, alto/bari saxophone, Al Hood, trumpet, Paul McKee, trombone, Ben Markley, piano, Seth Lewis, bass, and Paul Romaine, drums.

A Big Band Holiday with CJRO | Nov 30

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The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra swings in the holidays! With the beautiful vocals of Heidi Schmidt, you will hear songs such as, Let It Snow and Winter Wonderland, along with Duke Ellington’s Suite from the Nutcracker.

Colorado Hall of Fame induction concert honoring "Jazz Masters & Beyond" features performances from some members of the induction class —jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, classical bassist Charles Burrell, guitarist Bill Frisell , trumpeter Ron Miles, Philip Bailey, Andrew Woolfolk and Larry Dunn of Earth, Wind and Fire.

East High School will receive a special non-performer award for their long history of musical graduates.

Victor Mestas & Elena Camerin Duo | Nov 30

Nov 18, 2017

Victor Mestas was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and studied at the "J. A. Lamas" School of Music with Carmen Moleiro. He is an endorsement artist for YAMAHA keyboards in Venezuela (2001). His professional background includes more than 100 recording productions for national and international renowned artists. Mestas has performed as a pianist, keyboardist and arranger for renowned bands in Latin America and Venezuela, including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra | Dec 7

Nov 18, 2017

Now in their 14th year, Spanish Harlem Orchestra has become a driving force in preserving and cultivating authentic, New York-style, hard core salsa music. The 13-member ensemble, including both vocalists and instrumentalists, is known to astound and mesmerize audiences with their energy on stage. They have been nominated for four Grammy Awards® and won two – one for Best Salsa/Merengue Album, and the other for Best Tropical Latin Album. Under band leader Oscar Hernandez, the band strives to create an unparalleled musical experience steeped in the “hard salsa” tradition.

Peter Sommer

Our November CD of the Month selection is by one of the Front Range’s most formidable aggregations led by educator and superb saxophonist Peter Sommer. For us in Colorado the title of the album, Happy-Go-Lucky-Locals rings true as the Peter Sommer Septet are a local ensemble featuring seven of our best players.

Hi- Hat Hattie | Nov 24-Dec 23

Nov 17, 2017

A solo musical tour-de-force, “Hi-Hat Hattie” takes place backstage of an old theater where Hattie McDaniel recalls the incredible events of her storied show business life. Raised in Denver and a graduate of Denver East High School, the show details her journey from childhood, through her pain as a stunned widow, to becoming the graceful artist that never buckled under the restraints of appearance, gender or race.

Dianne Reeves, Christmas Is Here | Dec 16

Nov 17, 2017

Usher in the holidays with the world's greatest living jazz and R&B vocalist, who dazzles audiences worldwide with her breathtaking virtuosity and remarkable improvisation. Grammy-winning singer, Dianne Reeves  celebrates the joy and warmth of the season with a concert of holiday favorites on Saturday, December 16 - 7:30pm at Macky Auditorium, Boulder.

Five Points Friday with Tracy Winchester

Nov 17, 2017

It’s Friday in Five Points and Tracy Winchester of the Five Points Business District has stopped by KUVO to let us know about some news from around the neighborhood. 

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