We did it!! You told us that you are ALL IN! We raised: $129,545!

You rallied for us during our Winter Pledge Drive to help us raise over $125,000. Thank you so very much. Your enthusiastic support helped KUVO end the drive 2 days and 8 hours EARLY! This is an exciting time for all of us at your public radio jazz and blues station. If you would like to join in and make a pledge you still can here. Your gifts always matter! Take advantage of becoming a new member of the KUVO family. Renew today! Come back to the family, rejoin! Consider adding to your...

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Billy Wallace & Jean-Marie: Music Reminiscent of the French Quarter | Feb 28

Come to Dazzle Jazz for a little Fat Tuesday celebration with Billy Wallace & Jean-Marie!

Billy Wallace came up in the bebop era and has been playing jazz since 1947. Billy Wallace started playing boogie-woogie and transitioned thru the inception of the bebop era and is a master at the American Song book. Billy Wallace came up in the bebop era and has been playing jazz since 1947. He knows 5000 tunes by heart and the lyrics to 1000.

Jean-Marie Jazz specializes in...

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Dave Rajewski & The Welton Street Players: Music of Louis Armstrong | Feb 28

It's Mardi Gras with Dave Rajewski & The Welton Street Players! The Welton Street Players is a group named after the famous street in Denver's Historic Five Points neighborhood. From the 1920's - 50's Welton Street was a thriving diverse business community with countless clubs that featured Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Count Basie. The Welton Street Players celebrates the music, atmosphere and excitement associated with that timeless era in Denver...

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Miguel Zenón Quartet | Mar 2 & 3

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Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.

 

DakhaBrakha Ukrainian Folk Quartet | March 9

Feb 24, 2017

DakhaBrakha means “give-take” in old Slavonic.  This breathtaking and mesmerizing band from Ukraine draws on folk melodies and rhythms, and combines voice, cello, accordion, and drums in a refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.  They craft stunningly beautiful and exciting sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary, international tastes.  They have become a cult phenomenon around the world.

Tom Gerwshin Sextet | Feb 25

Feb 24, 2017

The Tom Gershwin Sextet will be performing original works and adaptations of choice classics. Inspired by Afro-Latin music and hard bop artists like Horace Silver and Cannonball Adderley, this dynamic group of multi-instrumentalists will feature lyrical melodies, rich harmonies, and infectious grooves.

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The multi-instrumentalist and educator Michael Dease hails from Augusta, GA which is known for giving the world James Brown. Although best known as a tenor and bass trombonist, Dease also plays, trumpet, piano, saxophone and bass.  he is currently the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University, he previously held similar positions at Queens College, CUNY, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

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The Miles Davis album, "Kind of Blue" continues to be the yearly top selling jazz album, fifty seven years after its release. Miles was a temperamental genius that pushed his musicians to a new level of creativity and melodicism. The Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra will honor this jazz icon with arrangements of his compositions, along with many jazz standards he made famous, such as Bye, Bye Blackbird, 'Round Midnight, and many others.

Ana Sala

At the start of 1996, I wrote an article on New Orleans for Jazziz magazine called “No Last Call.” It featured conversations with two New Orleans players and one from north Louisiana who adopted the Crescent City as his home. That last player was drummer Brian Blade, while the N’awlins natives were guitarist Steve Masakowski and trumpeter Nicholas Payton who will be at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Friday and Saturday with a trio doing the sounds from his recent Afro-Caribbean Mixtape release.

Rene Marie: Experiment in Truth | Feb 22

Feb 23, 2017

In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music.

Stories of Standards: "Confirmation"

Feb 22, 2017

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

The Big Swing Trio - The World Rearranged | Feb 23

Feb 18, 2017

Friends and bandmates for over 30 years, Mark Diamond, Paul Romaine, and Andy Weyl consistently inspire audiences with their spirited arrangements of Swing, Latin, Hard-bop, Blues, and standard repertoire. For this Artist in Residency it's all about the arrangements, as they put their unique musical signature on a myriad of tunes, both on and off the beaten path.

Arvada Center: "Bus Stop"

Feb 17, 2017

“It takes strong men and women to love… people strong enough inside themselves to love…without humiliation.”

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