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Live at KUVO: Air Force Falconaires | July 30

The US Air Force Falconaires will be performing live in the studio July 30 from 7 to 8 PM MT. The versatility and professionalism of this unique ensemble reflects the great diversity and ingenuity in our national heritage through America’s only indigenous musical genre, jazz! The professional Airmen-musicians in the Falconaires Big Band follow in a long blue line of talented Air Force Academy bandsmen who are dedicated to serving our nation. To see the line-up, click here.
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Natalie Cressman at Baur's Listening Lounge | August 2

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Thomas Haupt | 30 Under 30

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Kevin Mahogany Joins KUVO for Live at the Vineyards 2015

Special guest vocalist Kevin Mahogany - called "the standout jazz vocalist of his generation" by Newsweek - will perform with the H2 Big Band at Live at the Vineyards 2015 August 8! With more than 10 recordings as a leader, vocalist, businessman and educator, Mahogany has been the standard setter for jazz vocalists for three decades. Renowned for his ability to swing like Charlie Parker, shout the blues like Big Joe Turner, and croon a ballad like Johnny Hartman, Mahogany doesn't stop there....
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The Colorado Jazz Repretory Orchestra (CJRO) - featuring some of the state's best musicians - will perform at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities August 13. 

Tune in August 3 at 5:30 PM for a live interview with CJRO's Art Bouton and Heidi Schmidt by Jazz Caravan host Erik Troe

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Bop-based pianist and sensuous singer Ellyn Rucker is bringing her trio to City Park Jazz August 2 as a guest of honor.

Rucker will be joined by Myra Warren and guest vocalists Wendy Fopeano and Joni Janak. The group will be accompanied by Ken Walker on bass and Jill Fredericksen on drums.

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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

Jul 27, 2015
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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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The Chicano Music Festival showcases the rich diversity of Chicano music, including rancheras, calypso, cumbias, traditional ballads, waltzes and polkas – the textured and powerful sounds of folk trios – Chicano rock ensembles and mariachis.

A celebration of music, art and culture, this year marks Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center's 19th annual Chicano Music Festival.

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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. 

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