Tribute to Buddy Rich | Mar 24

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.

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Ronald Day

Local Musican Spotlight: Gabriel Mervine

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...

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Eddie Harris Tribute | Thursdays Mar & Apr


A quartet of Denver's jazz elite ( saxophonist Keith Oxman, guitarist Dave Corbus, bassist Ken Walker and drummer Todd Reid ) will be exploring Eddie Harris' legacy and musical ideas through their own lens Thursday nights through March & April.  An influential force on the jazz world for decades, tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris used his light and fluid sound to bring groundbreaking compositions such as “Listen Here”, “Freedom Jazz Dance”, and “Cold Duck Time" to the world.

Arturo Sandoval at The Lincoln Center | Mar 22

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Marie Iriarte

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval is one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and Flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

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.

MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography

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.

Kent Burnside & The Flood Brothers | Mar 22 & 23

Mar 21, 2018

Performer Kent Burnside was born into the blues. Grandson of legendary blues man R. L. Burnside. Born in Memphis and raised in Mississippi, Kent learned from the masters. Carrying on in the Burnside family tradition, Kent is known for playing high energy, exciting blues shows around the world, keeping the South's tradition of scratchy, rolling blues alive.

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.

This week, it’s a Vinyl Vault favorite with the Widespread Depression Orchestra and their 1981 album “Time to Jump and Shout.” This nine piece band specialized in reviving music from the 1930s and 40s, often taking songs popularized by big bands and rearranging them for their smaller, yet powerful ensemble. The band featured Mike LeDonne on piano. LeDonne later switched to organ and has enjoyed a successful recording and performing career. Check out the Widespread Depression Orchestra Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz. It swings!

Stories on Stage presents: Wild Women

Mar 19, 2018

Stories on Stage brings you 'Nasty Women' unite!
You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Arvada Center presents: All My Sons

Mar 17, 2018

Arvada Center presents "All My Sons" - March 2 through May 3. Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the first-ever Best Play Tony Award, All My Sons is a powerful American classic that explores the dark side of the American dream, complex family dynamics and a person’s responsibility to the world beyond his own home.  Based on the true story of an Ohio manufacturer who sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II, the play’s central character faces the true cost of his choices and their devastating impact on the family he loves.



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