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Live in the Studio: Henry Butler | July 29

Henry Butler - considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition - will be in the studio for a live interview with Take Note host Susan Gatschet July 29 at 3:30 PM MT. Butler will be performing a sold out performance at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club July 29. A 10-time Pinetop Perkins, Best Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee, Butler is a rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B. His music is as excitingly eclectic as that of...
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MaryLynn Gillaspie; Information and text from jazzedmedia.com

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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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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This year marks the 38th celebration of the American art form for the Telluride Jazz Festival, offering critically acclaimed artists in Jazz, Funk, Soul, Latin, World Beat and brass bands.

Don't forget to stop by and say hi at the KUVO booth - and pick up some free swag!

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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. 

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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 ... "

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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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