Live at KUVO: Mimi Jones | June 6

Mimi Jones - a multi-talented bassist, vocalist and composer - will perform live at KUVO June 6 from 3 to 4 PM. All Studio Club Members are invited to attend this performance! Reserve a seat for you and a guest by contacting Arvida at Arvida@KUVO.org. Not a Studio Club Member? Learn how you can join the fun here! Known for her elegant sound, Jones offers an electric mix of genres. Based on a strong jazz foundation, Jones's music serves up funky bass grooves and world beat rhythms. Jones has...
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Walter's Pizzeria Shares Recipe for Newest Pie

Trent Brotherton of Walter's Pizzeria shared the recipe for the restaurants new pie, the Blue B.O.M.B. Re-create it at home using your favorite pizza dough recipe or pre-made crust. Top the pie with marinara sauce, mozzarella, blue cheese crumbles, fresh basil, caramelized onions, homemade meatballs and bacon - and you've got yourself a Blue B.O.M.B.! Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine & Spirits paired the pizza with Funkwerks Imperial Saison Ale, an American take on a classic Belgian style with an...
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Jazz on Film: An original blues feminist - "Bessie"

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When we first think of the blues the images that first come to mind are either the Mississippi delta men with acoustic guitars like Robert Johnson and Son House or alternately the electrified version advanced by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and urbanized in the likes of Jr. Wells and Buddy Guy among many others. However, lost in our understanding of history is the fact that in the beginning, the most famous of early blues musicians were women. They sold the most records and commanded the most attention although apart from only a few their names have largely been forgotten.

Voters in Ireland are deciding whether the country will amend its constitution to make same-sex marriage legal.

The vote on Friday follows months of debate in the heavily Catholic country. Opinion polls suggest the referendum will pass and Ireland will become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote.

But, as NPR's Ari Shapiro points out, "Polls in this part of the world have been totally wrong in the past.

Heroin, today, is killing more and more people in rural America.

One Mexican cartel has seeded low-cost heroin around rural towns in the Southwest and Midwest, selling it cheap and easy, almost like pizza.

Madison, Neb. — population 2,500 — is just a speck of a town, a two-hour drive from the big-city bustle of Omaha. But it's not far enough away to avoid the growing impact of heroin.

"The world's gotten smaller," says Police Chief Rod Waterbury. "If drugs can make it to Chicago, they can make it here."

Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985 and never left, even when the talk-show host moved from NBC to CBS. During the course of his 29-year tenure, Burnett evolved from intern to head writer to executive producer of the Late Show with David Letterman, a position he held through last night's final show.

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes | May 21

May 21, 2015

On Thursday, bassist John Patitucci settles into Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, for a two-night stand with his Electric Guitar Quartet. Raised in northern California, Patitucci played with musicians such as saxophonists Tom Scott and Ernie Watts and pianist Dave Grusin (who hails from Colorado) and began recording a number of discs for the GRP label. He also gained added wide exposure when he became a member of both Chick Corea’s Elektric and Akoustic bands.

One of the most musical countries on the planet, Brazil is awash in folk-music traditions, as well as a rich history in jazz and bossa nova. It seems as if Brazilian musicians can make beautiful sounds with everything and anything they touch.

The band Apanhador Só demonstrates that point, and then some: In this video, shot during SXSW in Austin this past spring, its members coax rhythms and beats from a trunkload of found items, including a children's bicycle and other playthings. The resulting performance of "Prédio" is the stuff of hip-swaying joy.

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Clare Church was forced to put a career spanning more than 30 years on hold after being diagnosed with task specific focal dystonia, a neurological condition which made it impossible for her to produce a sound on the saxophone or clarinet. 

Church - joined by her husband Pete Lewis - chatted with Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe about staying positive and her switch to drums!  

Remembering the King

May 19, 2015
iloveoldschoolmusic.com

In light of B.B. King's passing this past Friday, Night Beat host Geoff Anderson shares the King's rise to legend and his review of a 2010 performance at Denver's Buell Theater.

B.B. King's Rise to Legend

B. B. King is the last of the authentic Delta bluesmen, a group including legends like Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Rhythm Future Quartet

Rhythm Future Quartet -  a group of young New York jazz virtuosos  specializing in the Django Reinhardt/ Stephane Grappelli tradition - will perform live at the KUVO studio June 11 at 4 PM.

The group is stopping by KUVO on their way to perform at the Colorado Gypsy Jazz Festival June 12 at the Holiday Event Center.

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