On Stage: João Donato – Colorado meets Brazil! | Sep 24

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

We’ve captured one of the pioneers 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.

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James Blood Ulmer | Sep 26 & 27

James Blood Ulmer was once described by the omnipotent Village Voice music critic and co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, Greg Tate, as: “…the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery on one hand, between P-Funk and Mississippi Fred McDowell on the other.” Indeed, the 70-year old guitarist, vocalist and composer hovers atop the pantheon of American music mavericks. Forging an unyielding synthesis of musical styles, vision and virtuosity, Ulmer has left an indelible mark on...

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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.

Local Musician Spotlight: Patrick McDevitt

Sep 18, 2017

Young Patrick McDevitt is a true product of the Colorado jazz scene.  He was first introduced to music by his musician parents.  His Denver influences include Ken Walker, Paul Romaine, Bijou Barbosa, and Brad Goode.  He sees the Denver jazz scene as a circle of friends who support each other without ever settling.  Rather, they challenge each other, raising the bar.

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.

Las (H)adas at Museo de las Americas

Sep 18, 2017

Las (H)adas, will feature site-specific installations by five Colorado Latina artists – Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna (+), Arlette Lucero, and Meggan De Anza.

15th Annual Balistreri Harvest Party | Oct 1

Sep 16, 2017

Celebrate the release of our 2016 vintage  with music, children’s grape stomping, pig roasts, wood fired pizzas, and new wines!

Commemorative Wine Glass, Wine Tasting Samples, Antipasti, Appetizers, Wood-Fired Pizza, Pig Roast, & Desserts. In addition to the wine tasting we will be selling wine by the glass, bottle and case.

Attire: Casual. Comfy shoes & bring jacket in case of cool weather!

"Funky Boombox" | Friday Nights

Sep 15, 2017

Tune in Friday nights at 10pm, for the “Funky Boombox,” hosted by Rob Seligmann. The features a blend of classic mostly 70’s soul and the best of the new wave of R & B artists on the scene today. Think Donny Hathaway meets Charles Bradley, Aretha Franklin meets Sharon Jones. It’s a showcase for Al Green and Ann Peebles, as well as new soul from Aloe Blacc and Andra Day.

Truck Stop Food Truck Rally in Five Points | Sep 30

Sep 15, 2017

Food Trucks Galore! The Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally invites you to explore the ever-evolving world of food trucks, craft beer, cocktails and music in the Mile High City at this expansive and captivating neighborhood block party in the historic neighborhood of Five Points, Denver.

This festival is all about supporting the local community through good food on wheels! Dozens of our favorite food trucks, traveling merchants, and makers of craft beverages will be present at this neighborhood block party in Historic Five Points.

Stories of Standards: "Lover"

Sep 15, 2017

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

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