Coltrane Birthday Show | Sep 23

Coltrane Birthday show feat. John Gunther, Heath Walton, Brad Shepik, John Hadfield and Tom Amend on Saturday, September 23 - 7pm at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club .

John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music.

Heath Walton 's passion for...

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Gypsy Swing Revue w/Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Jazz | Sep 22

Gypsy Swing Revue is a group that performs music in the "Hot Club" style popularized by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in Paris during the 30's and 40's. The band has paired up with the vocal talents of Kristi Stice to create an album titled, “I Love Paris” showcasing songs such as "La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaff, “Happy Feet" and "C'est Si Bon" among others. The album was released on January 5th, 2017. The focus is on tight arrangements with plenty of room for jazz improvisation....

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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.

photo courtesy of Mindi McNeil

This Month's Wine and Food Pairing spotlights Dunbar Kitchen & Taphouse's "Dunbar Dip" with Joy Wine & Spirits red blend Kivelstadt wine.

Host Rodney Franks had a chance to sit down  with Charles Wessels of Dunbar Kitchen & Taphouse who brought over Dunbar's signature sandwich "The Dunbar Dip."  Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine & Spirits  paired it with a red blend Kivelstadt. Joy Wine & Spirits hosts wine tastings every Wednesday and Saturday.

Ken Burns became a star on PBS a generation ago by telling the story of the Civil War in a huge — and hugely popular — documentary series. Since then, he and his collaborators have done invaluable work, including a lengthy and superb examination of World War II.

Al Hood & the H2 Jazztet present 'Jazz Muses' | Sep 20

Sep 19, 2017

Al Hood & the H2 Jazztet present 'Jazz Muses' on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30pm. The "Jazz Muses" Project is built around a collection of compositions written by the ten jazz trumpet heroes who have influenced Al's sound and style to the greatest degree throughout his career, and which are named for (or dedicated to) various female influences (real or alliterative) whom the artist-trumpeters encountered during their illustrious lives. All selections were arranged by Dave Hanson.

Alzheimer's Learning Day | Sep 21

Sep 19, 2017

Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. The already vast number of individuals living with the disease is expected to more than triple – from 5 million today to more than 16 million by 2050. With this, so too, will the number of family members and friends who will help support their care needs.

Currently, more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for those living with Alzheimer’s/dementia. These caregivers often feel isolated, unsure of how others will act, and looking for support in their local communities.

The Katie Thiroux Trio | Oct 3

Sep 18, 2017

A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, singing and compelling compositions. With the release of her debut album, “Introducing Katie Thiroux,” her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist earned her "Debut Record of the Year" from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and "Top 5 Debut Records of the Year" from NPR Jazz Critics Poll.

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

We’ve captured the “Father 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.

Donato was in fine form on these dates, with fresh compositions to add to the Brazilian jazz canon.

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s an album entitled “One Night Stand: A Keyboard Event.” As the title implies, the focus is on keyboards, recorded live. The album features an all-star cast: Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Sir Roland Hanna, George Duke, Ramsey Lewis, Eubie Blake, Bob James, Rodney Franklin and Charles Earland. Those are just the keyboard players. The sidemen include Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, Arthur Blythe, Noel Pointer, Earl Klugh, Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke and more.

Money Jungle Double Drummer Series | Wednesdays

Sep 18, 2017

It's September of 1962 and three great band leaders: Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Duke Ellington gathered in the studio to embark on a musical adventure and make their mark on the quickly developing post-bop modern jazz movement. The results are an intriguing mesh of voices - a tense conversation between instruments, sometimes bordering on argument, all the while showcasing the brilliance of each individual musician.

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