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We are grateful that you care about the music as much as we do, and that you agree that music is an important message, thank you ! We have a party for Jazz Messengers coming's not too late for you to sign up as a sustaining member by pledging monthly donations of $10...more or less. For KUVO it makes a huge difference! Make your pledge online here . On behalf of all the staff, volunteers and board -- thank you!

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On Stage: Paquito D’ Rivera | Oct 22

This Sunday, October 22 at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a very special recording of NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, who performed at the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio at KUVO in 2015.

Paquito D’ Rivera enlisted the help of some local musicians to accompany him, embodied in The Walter Gorra Septet. Gorra, recognized as one of KUVO’s “30 Under 30” in 2015, put together the band, including bassist Mike Facey, drummer B.K. Kahn, percussionist Manuel...

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Gregory Porter | Nov 4

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.”

Newman Center Presents
Gregory Porter
Saturday, November 4 - 7:30pm ...

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Sheryl Renee Productions and KUVO Jazz present "A Colorado Centennial Celebration for Thelonious Monk" on Friday, October 20 at 7pm at the Field House Event Center.

A night of tribute and celebration of one of the undisputed founders of the bebop movement, the acclaimed Pianist and Composer Thelonious Monk, for his 100th birth date observance. (Born October 10, 1917)

"Take Me to the River" features William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush on Friday, October 27 -  a live performance based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, High records) in its heyday.

The “Resistance was never so funny!” A Su Teatro classic that predicted and challenged a dying monocultural world to “go ahead and die” rises from the past to offer hope and laughter. La Carpa imagines a future world where all diversity is prohibited and any expression of the other has been forced underground. The play with music, is based on the Mexican “tent show” tradition: which emerged during the 1920-30s in small towns across the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Carpas were looked at as ”lower class” entertainment.

Every year, Manuel Molina brings together some of the world’s most talented musicians for a one-of-a-kind musical performance: A Night Around the World. Year after year, Molina’s intuitive creativity blends seemingly dissimilar styles into a harmonious celebration of pure musical joy. Local and international, it doesn’t matter; classical, jazz, Andean, Cuban, Russian.

The Vietnam War currently airing on PBS caused me to go back and re-read a favorite memoir In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff. Considered by many to be second only to Tim O’Brian’s celebrated Vietnam memoir “The Things they carried.

Wolff's semi auto biographical personal account of the war is more than a worthy and intriguing second banana. Published in 1994 the book chronicles Wolff's experiences as a U.S. Army first lieutenant and special forces member assigned as an advisor to a south Vietnamese unit. 

Larry Fuller Trio | Oct 24

Oct 17, 2017

Larry Fuller is a world-class pianist rooted in the hard-swinging tradition of mainstream jazz. Critics have aptly noted that Larry Fuller “swings like a beast!” and “summarizes the history of jazz”.

Today, Fuller performs as band leader. His latest, self-titled album dropped on September 16, 2014, and received consistently exceptional praise. All About Jazz says: “Chops, class, and in-the-pocket ensemble playing are all on full display. There’s plenty to marvel at.”

Two nights of tribute to Coltrane at Dazzle @ Baur's with Javon Jackson, Joanne Brackeen, Eddie Gómez and Jimmy Cobb on October 20 and 21.

Colorado Hall of Fame induction concert honoring "Jazz Masters & Beyond" features performances from some members of the induction class —jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, classical bassist Charles Burrell, guitarist Bill Frisell , trumpeter Ron Miles, Philip Bailey, Andrew Woolfolk and Larry Dunn of Earth, Wind and Fire.

East High School will receive a special non-performer award for their long history of musical graduates.

Nocturne is excited to present the Robert Johnson band singing the music of Frank Sinatra throughout the month of October on Fridays. Robert will be presenting his favorite tunes from Frank's work of over 50 years of stage, screen, radio and recording. Throughout the series Robert will be joined by: Mike Marlier, Dru Heller, Ben Makinen, Russ Meissner, Mark Diamond, Scott Martin.

Vinyl Vault: "Grazing Dreams"

Oct 16, 2017

This week’s Vinyl Vault goes for that ethereal ECM sound with Collin Walcott’s 1977 album “Grazing Dreams.” The album features Don Cherry on trumpet and wood flute, John Abercombie on electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin, Palle Danielsson on bass, Dom Um Romao on percussion as well as Walcott on both sitar and tabla. The album draws on elements world  music and puts them in an improvisational context. The Vinyl Vault, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.



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