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On Stage: A Woman's Voice

On the final Sunday of March, KUVO’s archive spotlight program “On Stage” shines on a few female vocalists that have graced the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio.

A few examples: Wendy Fopeano is a Midwestern girl with a musical ear that spans the globe. Her influences come from Brazil, Cuba and India, and her audiences include school children through The Harmony Project and jazz clubs all over town. Denver’s Julie Monley has shared her classically-trained jazz vocals around...

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Dolores on RMPBS | Mar 27

Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant - and unheralded - feminist activists of the 20th century and she continues to fight to this day. An important activist of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez.

Rocky Mountain PBS shares a compelling story, in a way no other media can. Tune in for an Independent...

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The Rebel Jazz Band is a full big band and jazz combo program that is opened to students at Denver South High School on an auditioned basis.  The Rebel Jazz Band has long been one of the top ensembles at Denver Sough High School and one of the few full big bands in Denver Public School.  Comprised of 22 students from Freshmen to Seniors, the Rebel Jazz Band plays a wide variety of jazz styles ranging from Basie and Ellington to Snarky Puppy and Tower of Power.  The Rebel Jazz Band performs throughout the year at concerts, festivals, and competitions.  Later this Spring they will travel to G

Derek Banach Quintet | Saturdays at Nocturne

19 hours ago

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, "Tugende" displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

Local Musican Spotlight: Gabriel Mervine

22 hours ago
Ronald Day

Born in Bridgewater, NJ, Gabriel Mervine began to play professionally at age 13.  Though he was interested in the drums, the band needed trumpets, and thus was this trumpeter created!  He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for jazz studies but numerous offers for playing gigs drew him into performance, and he followed that path instead.  Mervine plans to one day return to the scholastic side of the music business so he can teach and guide others.  He has studied with professional musicians such as Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert.   He even spent 5 days visiting the ho

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Not too long ago, Nocturne celebrated its third anniversary, marking a significant landmark for the project created by team Mattson. The club, located at 1330 27th St., in the RiNo Arts District provides jazz Tuesday through Saturday on a regular basis in a very attractive environment – and for that a celebration is certainly in order. Along with an emphasis on food, Nocturne established the idea of extended residencies at the club for area-based musicians, providing a little different twist to the presentation of jazz in town.

Tribute to Buddy Rich | Mar 24

Mar 23, 2018

High energy, hard-driving music made famous by the man who, humbly, called himself the world’s greatest drummer, Buddy Rich. The Arvada Center welcomes the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra for a "Tribute to Buddy Rich" featuring drummer Mike Marlier.

The CJRO features everything from big band to exciting modern jazz compositions and has performed to sold-out houses and festivals throughout the Denver-metro area.

Save the Date! Central Jazz!

Mar 22, 2018

KUVO Jazz, Dazzle, Central Presents and Feyline have teamed up to bring a distinguished music lineup to the historic and mystical mountain town of Central City, Colorado.

Central Jazz is the revival of the Central City Jazz Festival, which ran continuously from 1976 through 1992 and is resurfacing on June 9th, 2018 with an unparalleled lineup. This year will feature four stages in various locations throughout the town, ensuring fans can explore the quaint and beautiful location amidst this connoisseur-status music offering.

Origins of the Blues

Mar 22, 2018

Join Active Minds as we look at the early days of the blues, from its roots in African American oral tradition to its rise as a mainstream American musical style. We’ll explore the role of classic blues and prominent blues musicians in the early 20th century, examine the musical characteristics that make it different, and discuss how the blues has influenced other popular music genres.

photo courtesy of Mindi McNeil

For this month’s Joy Wine and Food Pairing the Executive Chef of Mister Tuna, Tristen Epps, brought his  Confit Duck Taco to complement the Vinha da Malhada Portuguese Red Wine paired by Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine and Spirits. Chef Tristen is a previous winner of the Food Network’s Chopped.

Women's History Month Celebrates: Dolores Huerta

Mar 20, 2018
Photo Courtesy of IMP Awards

Many words have been associated with Dolores Huerta, Activist, Feminist, Icon, Rebel, Civil Rights Hero, Passionate, Advocate, Pioneer, but only one set of words makes her very happy whenever she hears them…

KUVO Studio Club: The Open Source Ensemble | Mar 21

Mar 19, 2018
Open Source

The Open Source Ensemble will perform in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio in front of the Studio Club audience on Wednesday, March 21 from 5 to 6pm. Conceived by bassist Seth Lewis and Tenor-man Kenyon Brenner, Open Source is a collaborative group of Denver area jazz composers and players who draw musical inspiration from greats such as: The Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’ Quintets, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter.



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