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Thomas Haupt | 30 Under 30

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. "I got into jazz fusion and it opened up this whole world of music I never knew existed," Thomas said. "I would read a lot about different musicians. I wanted to...
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H2 Big Band Helps KUVO Celebrate 30 Years!

Live at the Vineyards 2015 will kick-off with the H2 Big Band 16-piece orchestra comprised of world-class soloists with special guest vocalist Kevin Mahogany. The band is a collaboration of trumpeter Al Hood and pianist, composer, and arranger Dave Hanson, prominent jazz educators and performers armed with heavily laden credentials. The H2 Big Band unveils the like-mindedness, aesthetic temperament, and synergy of its leaders. Between savoring the fresh imagination and emotional heat of the...
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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 ... "

Cat Ackermann | KUVO 30 Under 30

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The daughter of a pastor, Cat Ackermann learned to play piano and sing at church at an early age. She soon mastered her craft and led youth and adult worship teams.

In seventh grade, Cat joined her school's band and fell in love with jazz. 

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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.

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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. 

Support KUVO when you shop at online! Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

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Donald Vega was a child prodigy on the piano in his native Nicaragua, classically trained he opted to move to Los Angeles when he was 15 years old in order to pursue studies in jazz, his true passion.

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Below you will find the full menu for Live at the Vineyards 2015, with contributions from nearly 30 restaurants! 

Americatus New World Italian

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Five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and her quartet will headline Live at the Vineyards 2015  August 8! 

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