On Stage: Vail Jazz @ Vail Square — Nachito Hererra

This Sunday, July 22, at 4pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” heats up with the piano of Nachito Herrera, captured live at Vail Square!

Born Ignacio Herrera in Cuba, “Nachito” grew up as a piano phenomenon, performing with the Havana Symphony Orchestra at age 12. He’s played with orchestras world-wide, but his Latin jazz legacy was as the musical director for Cubanismo! A composer and arranger, he’s toured the world’s top jazz festivals and gathered awards including Grammys,...

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Stories of Standards: Giant Steps


City Park Jazz: Mistura Fina Band | July 22

Mistura Fina was founded by percussionist Frank Ayala in 2000 and is currently co-led with saxophonist Alex Nekrasov. Based in Denver, the group regularly performs concerts at festivals, nightclubs, special events, and other venues. It’s critically acclaimed recording, A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That, is a representation of Mistura Fina’s various musical influences.

Mistura Fina, loosely translated from Portuguese, means “A Fine Mixture” and in the music of Mistura...

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The Sounds of the Barrio Playlist

Jul 17, 2018

We're dusting off our dance moves so we can dance salsa dura all night long at Live at the Vineyards on August 11. Spanish Harlem Orchestra is bringing their sounds of the barrio to our stage at Balistreri Vineyards, and it's going to be a night to remember. Buy your tickets today, and get ready by listening to some of the most iconic tracks by this legendary orchestra. See you at the Vineyards! 

Wine and Food Pairing: Cuba meets France

Jul 16, 2018
courtesy of Frijoles Colorado

This month Carolyn Joy (of Joy Wine and Spirits) and I are joined in studio by Sergio Negrin of Frijoles Colorado, a one of a kind Cuban restaurant in Lakewood.  Together they put together an amazing feast for the palette. Carolyn brings a Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula French red wine to pair with Sergio’s Ropa Vieja (shredded skirt steak) in a tomato wine sauce with saffron rice and sweet plantains. 

****A special note from Carolyn****

CounterCurrent featuring one of KUVO's "30 Under 30" rising jazz musicians, Rico Jones, will perform in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Friday, July 20 from 7 to 8pm. Lead by Rico Jones the band will perform all original music inspired by funk, Fusion, Hip-hop, and Jazz styles. CounterCurrent drives toward the cutting edge of new sounds while melding and blending genres into something truly compelling.

CounterCurrent is: Rico Jones: Saxophone, Alex Heffron: Guitar, Tom Amend: Organ, and Braxton Kahn: drums

Live Jazz at Treppeda's Ristorante - Niwot

Jul 16, 2018

Treppeda's Ristorante in Niwot invites you to join them for dinner and live music throughout the week. There is no cover charge, however, to help sustain performances your contribution can be accepted at the bottom of your guest check. The music feeds the soul!

Royal Roost Revival | Fridays at Nocturne

Jul 15, 2018

This is the first volume of an original Nocturne series dedicated to sharing the prodigious art form of bebop. Curated by Colorado-based saxophonist / arranger / composer Wil Swindler, the series name is inspired by the iconic Royal Roost jazz club on New York's storied 52nd Street in the late 1940's where bebop was organically brought to life by musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis and Max Roach.

Calixto Oviedo and the Cuban Train | July 20

Jul 15, 2018

Calixto Oviedo's artist career spans 38 years. He was the drummer with NG La Banda during the period that produced many of their greatest recordings, including Santa Palabra, Échale Limón, and El Trágico. In the mid-90's, he relocated to Sweden, during which time he made an excellent Timba recording, "La Recompensa" with his son Yulién, and other key members of Charanga Habanera.

Sotomayor & Don Chicharron | July 20

Jul 15, 2018

Sotomayor is the Latin American electronic music project of the brothers Raúl and Paulina Sotomayor. It is a project of dance music that rescues Andean, cumbia, and Afro-beat rhythms and blends them with avant-garde betas.

Don Chicharron: “We are a band of jungle music warlords. Our sound is rooted in traditional Peruvian cumbia pop and psychedelia. Let's dance.”

Neil Bridge Trio featuring Karen Lee | July 20

Jul 14, 2018

Neil Bridge is one of Denver’s Legendary  Piano Players, Bandleader, arranger, composer, and former D.P.S. Music Educator. Throughout Neil’s illustrious career, he accompanied many of the greatest Jazz musicians and vocalists in American History – Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Dakota Staton, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Sonny Stitt, Cab Calloway, and many more.

Stories of Standards: "I Didn't Know What Time It Was"

Jul 13, 2018

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, starting Monday, July 16!

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

Travis Broxton Photograhpy

It's almost time for KUVO's Live at the Vineyards…It’s a party that you won’t want to miss! Your ticket includes a wine tasting, gourmet feast, auction, and music with a 13-piece orchestra. So, get your dancing shoes ready, and start practicing those dance moves for the Spanish Harlem Orchestra!  August is the station's 33rd Anniversary, and this event is the perfect opportunity for us to gather, celebrate the music, socialize, eat, drink, dance and have a really good time together. Balistreri Vineyards is located just 10 minutes north of downtown Denver.



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