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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Throughout the month of March, KUVO celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing the contributions of notable women from the past who have impacted music. We will also be spotlighting women of the present who are actively creating memorable music today.

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One of the best jazz singers of her generation, Dee Dee Bridgewater had to move to France to find herself. She performed in Michigan during the '60s and toured the...

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Paul Musso Trio plays the King Cole Trio

Paul Musso is an Associate Professor and Area Head of Music Performance in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department at the University of Colorado Denver. Paul has been with CU Denver for twenty-six years. His most recent publication, Introduction to Music: an Interactive Approach, was released in early 2012. He is the author of several Mel Bay publications for jazz guitar: Graded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos, Improvising With Mini-Arpeggios and Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Chord...

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Dorothy Donegan

Mar 26, 2017
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Throughout the month of March, KUVO celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing the contributions of notable women from the past who have impacted music. We will also be spotlighting women of the present who are actively creating memorable music today.

Please scroll down to see video - you'll love it!

Betty Carter

Mar 25, 2017

Throughout the month of March, KUVO celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing the contributions of notable women from the past who have impacted music. We will also be spotlighting women of the present who are actively creating memorable music today.

Please scroll down to see video - you'll love it!

Dianne Reeves

Mar 24, 2017

Dianne Reeves has been one of the top singers in jazz ever since the late '80s. A logical successor to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae (although even she can't reach the impossible heights of Ella and Sarah Vaughan), Reeves is a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer. She was a talented vocalist with an attractive voice even as a teenager when she sang and recorded with her high school band.

Dazzle Jazz

First. Let’s give the drummer some. On Thursday, drum man Kendrick Scott brings his Oracle band to Dazzle, 930 Lincoln. The Houston-born Scott went to the city’s noted High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (as did folk like Jason Moran and Robert Glasper) and then went of to Boston and Berklee College of Music. In 2007, he formed his Oracle band and that’s the group at Dazzle at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday night (303-839-5100).

KUVO is extremely grateful to the family owned and operated Drum City Guitarland for their most generous donation of the entire line of Pearl percussion instruments plus a set of LP timbales. They have been serving the Front Range since 1965 and are considered to have among the most knowledgeable staff as well as being recognized as one of the top music stores in the USA. Founded by the professional drummer, the late Ronny Kae, Drum City Guitarland is currently managed by his sons, Tim and Jason Kae who were groomed since children to take over the store.

Toshiko Akiyoshi

Mar 23, 2017
Photo: Yoshi Ono

As an arranger, Toshiko Akiyoshi (influenced originally by Gil Evans and Thad Jones) has been particularly notable for incorporating elements of traditional Japanese music into her otherwise bop-ish charts. A strong (and underrated) pianist in the Bud Powell tradition, Akiyoshi was born in China but moved to Japan in 1946. She played locally (Sadao Watanabe was among her sidemen) and, after being noticed and encouraged by Oscar Peterson, studied at Berklee during 1956-1959.

Joey DeFrancesco + The People | Mar 22

Mar 22, 2017

Joey DeFrancesco's emergence in the 1980s marked the onset of a musical renaissance. Organ jazz had all but gone into hibernation from the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s until DeFrancesco reignited the flame with his vintage Hammond organ and Leslie speaker cabinet. The son of "Papa" John DeFrancesco, an organist himself, the younger DeFrancesco remembers playing as early as four-years-old.

Roberta Gambarini

Mar 22, 2017

Throughout the month of March, KUVO celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing the contributions of notable women from the past who have impacted music. We will also be spotlighting women of the present who are actively creating memorable music today.

Local Musician Spotlight: Ben Markley

Mar 21, 2017

Ben Markley is a jazz pianist, arranger, composer, author, and educator who is active from Wyoming to Ft. Collins to Denver.

Stories of Standards | Manhã de Carnaval

Mar 21, 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!

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