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Donate! Whether you tune in for the best of jazz, for our locally produced and culturally diverse programs, for exclusive live performances, or for the hosts you’ve come to know and love, your support of KUVO is what keeps us going. Music is our passion, and making it freely available to all is our mission. We need your help to make it possible. As our fiscal year comes to an end on June 30, we need to meet our $30,000 goal to keep our programs going. If you haven’t joined the family yet,...

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Joshua Redman Quartet | June 24

Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. He was exposed at an early age to a variety of musics (jazz, classical, rock, soul, Indian, Indonesian, Middle-Eastern, African) and instruments (recorder, piano, guitar, gatham, gamelan), and began playing clarinet at age nine before switching to what became his primary...

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Stories of Standards: "A Foggy Day"

MaryLynn Gillaspie Photography

On Stage: A Jimmy Trujillo Tribute

City Park Jazz: Paa Kow | June 24

Having toured internationally, sharing stages with both African and American luminaries including Kojo Antwi, Hugh Masekela and Victor Wooten, Ghana born drummer and composer, Paa Kow, (pronounced Pah-Ko), has recently produced his third studio album entitled Cookpot. The album takes listeners on a journey that boldly explores the music of the African Diaspora by fusing Ghanaian highlife with elements of jazz, funk, and African pop to create his unique Afro-Fusion sound set apart by its ...

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Havana Nights con Sabor a Quemando | June 30

Jun 16, 2018

"Havana Nights con Sabor a Quemando" on Saturday, June 30 at 5pm, features the 18-piece version of the Quemando Salsa Band. The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO. The event will have a Cuban themed decor and have a salsa dancing contest in which the first prize winner will receive $500, 2nd place will be $250 and 3rd prize will be $150. In addition, there will be a $150 prize for best dressed "Havana Nights" couple.

Soweto Kinch Trio | June 19

Jun 15, 2018

Alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003.

IJABA Music Series presents Sammy Mayfield | June 16

Jun 15, 2018

Celebrating Black Music Month and Juneteenth. Wear your dancing shoes because you will be able to "shake a tail feather" on the dance floor while listening to the renowned Blues artist Sammy Mayfield.

Balistreri family members John, Julie, and Ray stopped by KUVO recently to discuss how they became a family operation spanning many generations, the inner workings of their facilities, the impact that Live at the Vineyards has made on Balistreri Vineyards, how Live at the Vineyards got started, and more. 

Vinyl Vault: "Gnu High"

Jun 15, 2018

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is a 1976 album from flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler entitled “Gnu High.” This ECM release features Keith Jarrett on piano, Dave Holland on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. This was the first of a long string of albums Wheeler recorded for ECM. Unlike many ECM albums that tend to be somewhat spacey and ethereal, this one is pretty lively and contains some excellent playing and soloing by all members of the crew. Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

John Coltrane has a new release on Impulse!

Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album features original, never-before-heard compositions, recorded by Coltrane’s classic quartet in 1963 at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey.

The Hot Sardines at Vail Square | July 5

Jun 15, 2018

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square presents The Hot Sardines - Fresh swingn' takes on hot jazz classics! A dramatic new twist on classic jazz with cool vocals, hot horn arrangements, and crack musicianship.  Witty, hip channeling of NY speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls, by a widely acclaimed, crisp & high-energy ensemble.  Eight colorful characters who combine traditional jazz roots with a post-modern vibe.

Evergreen Music Festival | July 4

Jun 15, 2018

The 2018 Evergreen Music Festival on Wednesday, July 4th from 10am to 7:30pm presents 14 performing groups including FACE Vocal Band and soul band The Burroughs!  In addition to the performing artists on Independence Stage, the Evergreen Scene stage will feature some of Evergreen's most popular bands.  Honoring military personnel, the festival includes free children's activities and a British car shine & show! 

More info & Line up here!


Kristin Allison Photography

Hazel Miller Band performs an eclectic blend of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Gospel and original music. HMB's music is designed to excite and involve the audience. The band's music choices are designed to be inclusive and expansive at the same time.

Founded in 1991, Harmony: a Colorado chorale is Denver metro and Northern Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally voice all-inclusive choir.  Committed to embracing and inspiring an inclusive community through song, the 70-member plus choir performs two-to-three major concerts each year.

This Sunday, June 17 at 4 pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features trombonist, composer, bandleader, and educator Darren Kramer. From the University of Miami, Kramer has toured with Matchbox 20, Tom Jones, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies.



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