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Pledge Now! 800-574-5886 Throughout Jazz Appreciation Month, KUVO has been turning up the music. We’ve brought you performances from some of the most famous venues all over the country, live studio sessions from local and international artists, and daily ticket giveaways. Now it’s your turn to get involved in the celebration of live music by supporting your favorite jazz radio station . All day today we're bringing live performances recorded right here at the Phyllis A. Greer Performance...

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Jazz Appreciation Month - Spotlight Venues & Live Jazz

For nearly 22 years, and with an estimated 1,200 performances and counting, KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio is a living, breathing celebration of live music!

The archives are wide open today, and you’ll hear some great tracks, recorded as they were performed live on the radio. Live performances all day today, from us to you, exclusively on KUVO Jazz.

Through April, KUVO will be turning up the music and keeping it LIVE! We’ll be playing tracks hourly from...

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Smirk | Apr 28

Smirk is a jazz-drunk hip-hop trio made up of Luke Maxson on keys, Alex Goldberg on bass and Ryan Bannigan on drums. With influences from J-Dilla, Robert Glasper and D'Angelo, the trio blends old-school styles with a modern taste.

Dazzle @ Baur's presents
Saturday, April 28 at 9pm
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Alive on Arrival at Herb's

Apr 24, 2018

Based out of Denver, Alive on Arrival is a eclectic Soul Funk Band with New Orleans roots-driven Rock that has been Burning up the Denver Metro Area with it's rigid-edged Funk. AOA is top notch musicianship that brings the audience an Infectious Groove. With thousands of miles and gigs carved into their history, the unlimited experience of this band will make you a fan for life. 

AOA is Vocals, Cherie DuFour/guitar, Laura Newman/saxophone, Dave Randon/vocals, bass, Vlad Girschevich/keyboards, Daniel Nash/vocals, drums

Local Vocalist Spotlight: Wendy Fopeano

Apr 24, 2018
Susan Gatschet

Yet another stellar performer based in the Denver area is vocalist Wendy Fopeano. Wendy began her musical life as an instrumentalist, playing electric and acoustic bass, trumpet, guitar, and piano. That musical background allows her to sometimes abandon the melody and scat intelligently, vocally infiltrating the instrumental members of the band.

The SF Jazz Collective is an all-star award-winning band comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Each year the group focuses on the legacy of one artist that has had a significant impact on music.

This year the ensemble performs new arrangements as well as original compositions inspired by the artistry of jazz legend Miles Davis. More than anyone else, Davis consistently changed the sound of jazz from the birth of bebop in the 1940s to the integration of rock approaches that gave rise to the fusion movement in the 1970s.

Spherio | Apr 25

Apr 24, 2018

Spherio is a modern approach to the music of Thelonious Monk. Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul....pretty much whatever floats our boat. Featuring: Tenia Nelson on keys, Bob Songster on bass and Andreas Schmid on FROMAN. 

Dazzle@Baur's presents
Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm
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Geoff Anderson

In 1979, the Dixie Dregs came to my hometown, shortly after the release of their album Night of the Living Dregs (Capricorn, 1979). They were the opening act for Pure Prairie League, a country rock band. The Dixie Dregs’ set was a spectacle. Their smoke generators worked overtime, several flash-explosions punctuated the set. At one point, at the pinnacle of the frenzy, the bass player picked up a long neck beer bottle from atop an amplifier and smashed it over his bald head. Of course it was a prop, but it made for several micro-seconds of horror.

The 2018 class of the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters entered the Hall of Fame on Monday, April, 16, The inductees included Denver's own Dianne Reeves and Todd Barkan. Mr. Barkan has a long history of promoting jazz as an owner or manager of several esteemed jazz clubs. record producer for several labels, impresario and ambassador.

Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective | May 3

Apr 21, 2018

Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard breaks the mold with his new quintet, The E-Collective. This project journeys to an exciting realm of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. For this program, Blanchard is joined by guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Donald Ramsey, Fabian Almazan on piano and synths, and Oscar Seaton on drums. Breathless is a master class in storytelling, written in response to social tensions and inspired by Eric Garner’s resounding final words “I Can’t Breathe.”

When it all started, many in the jazz world must have thought, “That Colorado altitude has taken its toll on those guys. Start a traditional jazz festival in this era?”

But a small group of dedicated jazz-lovers did just that, and to the amazement of many, this July we present the seventeenth rendition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival. It promises to be another outstanding event, living up to the enthusiastic description from a national columnist as “the best jazz festival anywhere!”

Save the Date! Central Jazz!

Apr 20, 2018

KUVO Jazz, Dazzle, Central Presents and Feyline have teamed up to bring a distinguished music lineup to the historic and mystical mountain town of Central City, Colorado.

Central Jazz is the revival of the Central City Jazz Festival, which ran continuously from 1976 through 1992 and is resurfacing on June 9th, 2018 with an unparalleled lineup. This year will feature four stages in various locations throughout the town, ensuring fans can explore the quaint and beautiful location amidst this connoisseur-status music offering.

Resilience Music Alliance

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a celebration of jazz past and present, as designated by the prestigious National Museum of American History in 2001. This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the pioneers of vocalese, the incredible Eddie Jefferson. Born on August 3, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Eddie was shot dead after a performance at the historic Baker’s Lounge in Detroit on May 9, 1979 by a disgruntled former dancer for Jefferson who felt he was discharged by him without adequate cause.



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