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Natalie Cressman at Baur's Listening Lounge | August 2

Trombonist-vocalist Natalie Cressman will be making a Denver debut at Baur's Restaurant & Listening Lounge August 2. One of the most eclectic voices and original songstresses in the music scene, Cressman’s unique synthesis of vocals melds indie music, Latin-Jazz-and Avant-Garde groove . Tune in July 31 at 2:30 PM for a live interview with Cressman by Take Note host Susan Gatschet. Cressman has captivated audiences with her flawless ability to meld jazz and storytelling. Her latest album,...
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Telluride Jazz Festival | July 31-Aug. 2

Live at the Vineyards 2015 | August 8

Live at the Vineyards 2015 August 8 at Balistreri Vineyards 5 PM VIP Entry | 6 PM General Admission Entry Help NPR Jazz station KUVO/KVJZ celebrate its 30th anniversary with fine wine, gourmet food, dancing, and of course - live music! Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves and her quartet will be headline the event, preceded by The H2 Big Band 16-piece Orchestra with special guest vocalist Kevin Mahogany. Gourmet food will be provided by nearly 30 restaurants, including beast + bottle,...
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OKeh Records

The remarkable vocalist and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater releases  Dee Dee's Feathers, an outstanding look back on over 1oo years of New Orleans traditions accompanied by the formidable 18 piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by the acclaimed trumpeter Irvin Mayfield.

Telluride Jazz Festival

It’s that time of year when festivals are in full bloom. Just this week, for example, there are two jazz festivals on the schedule, both of which run Friday through Sunday. The first is the long running jazz celebration in Telluride whose guest of honor this year is saxophonist Ernie Watts. In addition to the multi-faceted Watts and his quartet, there are strong jazz sounds from guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio and Hammond B-3 master Joey DeFrancesco.

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The Colorado Jazz Repretory Orchestra (CJRO) - featuring some of the state's best musicians - will perform at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities August 13. 

Tune in August 3 at 5:30 PM for a live interview with CJRO's Art Bouton and Heidi Schmidt by Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe

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Guitarist and educator Thomas Haupt - featured on KUVO's latest release, Live at the Oasis Volume 11 - has performed, recorded and toured internationally.

Thomas studied with fingerstyle guitarists Sean Mcgowan, Bill Kopper, and Masa Ito and received a bachelor's degree in guitar performance from the University of Colorado Denver.

Every month, Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine & Spirits shares a divine wine and food pairing with our listeners. 

For a delicious wine pairing for summer grilling - spicy charred steaks, grilled portobello mushrooms, blackened tuna, Cajun spices or hard cheddar cheese - try a slightly cooled glass of Southern Right Pinotage. 

If you've ever been on the fence about liking Pinotage or even South African red wine, the 2013 Southern Right Pinotage just might push you to become a fan.

Willis Conover was known around the world, but not so much at home. He was the voice of jazz over the Voice of America for more than 40 years, most of it during the Cold War.

Imagine what it was like to sit in the dark of a hushed room in Prague, Moscow or Warsaw in the 1960s, fiddle with the dial of a shortwave radio, slide over crackles, pops, and jamming, to finally find the opening notes of "The A Train" and a rich baritone intoning slowly through the static, "Good evening. Willis Conover with Music USA ... "

Mack Avenue Records

Her 2013 debut album caused quite a stir among jazz fans, reviewers and musicians,  Cécile McLorin Salvant returns with For One To Love, another solid recording showing off the variety of styles within Cécile's vocal prowess. San Francisco Bay Area pianist Jim Martinez grew up a fan of Vince Guaraldi's piano and of Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters, after visiting the Schulz Museum of nearby Santa Rosa, he opted to record Good Grief!: A Tribute to Guaraldi, Schulz and Peanuts.

Bob Bows reviewed the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's performance of "Much Ado About Nothing."

Bows has been reviewing theatre for more than 18 years. Tune in the fourth Friday of each month at 8:40 AM to hear his latest review. 

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