On Stage: João Donato – Colorado meets Brazil! | Sep 24

On Sunday, September 24, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of The João Donato Trio.

We’ve captured one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova on a couple of dates. He played live on KUVO from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio back in 2000, accompanied by the late drummer Claudio Slon and noted Colorado bassist Mark Simon. Also from 2000, we’ve got the Donato Trio with bassist Luis Alves and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra of Sao Paulo.

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James Blood Ulmer | Sep 26 & 27

James Blood Ulmer was once described by the omnipotent Village Voice music critic and co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, Greg Tate, as: “…the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery on one hand, between P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell on the other.” Indeed, the 70-year old guitarist, vocalist and composer hovers atop the pantheon of American music mavericks. Forging an unyielding synthesis of musical styles, vision and virtuosity, Ulmer has left an indelible mark on...

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Ritmo Jazz Latino | Sep 28

5 hours ago

Ritmo Jazz Latino is made up of gifted musicians who specialize in the infectious rhythms of Latin Music. The members of Ritmo Jazz Latino have decades of musical experience bringing various styles, rhythms, & musical influences that collectively translate into a very exotic blend of music!

Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna | Sep 28

22 hours ago

Accordion-wielding Chilean songstress Pascuala Ilabaca is a favorite on the new scene of young Chilean singer-songwriters. Accompanied by her band Fauna, her music is rooted in traditional sounds and effortlessly integrates shades of jazz, pop and rock, and influences gathered in such distant places as India, Mexico and Spain.
 

Black Violin | Sep 28 & 29

Sep 23, 2017

Since starting Black Violin a decade ago, classically trained Florida twosome Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their blend of classical, hip- hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC, where President Barack Obama himself gave each a hearty hand shake.

Sam Amidon at Swallow Hill Music | Sep 28

Sep 23, 2017

Sam Amidon's third album for Nonesuch, The Following Mountain, is ostensibly his first of self-penned songs. But in his decade-long career as a recording artist, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has always managed to create work that's utterly original, even when, on previous discs, he was digging through the sounds and stories of traditional American music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Gregory Porter | Save the Date! Nov 4

Sep 22, 2017

NPR dubbed two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer Gregory Porter “the next great male jazz singer.” Porter writes and performs songs that dexterously weave together the threads of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, producing a pure tapestry of sound. The New York Times says Porter is “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”

Charles Burrell 97th Birthday Salute Luncheon | Oct 4

Sep 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Charlie! Charles Burrell has enjoyed an outstanding career as a bassist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra and is also considered a master jazz bassist; one of the first African-American classical musicians in the nation. Born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1920, Burrell was raised in Depression-era Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Denverado, the daughter of an A.M.E. minister from Denver, Colorado, provided inspiration and direction despite the family's poverty.

Stories of Standards: "Ain't Misbehavin'"

Sep 22, 2017

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

Sep 22, 2017

A composer, improviser and trumpeter, Dave Douglas develops music that transcends the boundaries of traditional jazz. In 2000, when he was Marian McPartland's guest, he was JazzTimes magazine's "Artist of the Year." On this 2000 episode of Piano Jazz, Douglas talks about his album Soul on Soul, a stunning tribute to Mary Lou Williams.

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It’s another one of those weeks at Dazzle, in its new downtown location on Curtis Street, when you can visit the club on any night and find a substantial national artist on stage. It all begins on Thursday with pianist Benny Green and his trio playing 6 and 8:30 p.m. In modern jazz history, the two premier groups that have the strongest record as a training ground for up-and-coming young players are singer Betty Carter’s trio and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. And that’s exactly how Green established his reputation, first with Carter and then with Blakey.

As we have shown in so many previous episodes of Alt.Latino, the cultural interchange between the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean has been going on practically since there were people in these parts of the world.

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