On Stage: “The Voice of New Orleans,” John Boutté

On Stage , an exciting new Sunday program on KUVO kicks-off with this special performance broadcast from Vail Jazz featuring New Orleans jazz legend John Boutté on Sunday, July 23 at 4pm .

Through August, On Stage will feature other summer performances from the Vail Jazz at Vail Square series.

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Rico Jones Trio | July 23

Rico Jones is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Denver, Colorado. Rico currently studies music in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music. He has played with local artists such as Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison and, Greg Gisbert as well as renowned artists such as Earl Klugh, Candido and, Terrell Stafford. Rico’s writing and playing have a modern approach while still paying homage to the tradition.

La Cour Art Bistro & Jazz Bar presents

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A day of dance, drumming, food and more! All ages and levels welcome on Saturday, July 22 starting at 10:30am with a Zumba class and with a dance performance at 9pm. All classes are free except the 8:30am Zumba class and the Party with DJ Big Styles.

Pan Nation - Steel Drum Jazz | July 20

Jul 19, 2017

Pan Nation represents a fresh, contemporary approach to the steel drum music. The ensemble explores traditional and modern steel drum jazz repertoire in-depth with the active involvement of it's members as composers and soloists. The result of this experience is a unique, new sound for the steel drum ensemble that combines the traditional sounds of the Caribbean steel drum band with jazz, pop and other world rhythms.

Here comes a mid-summer schedule shake up for Sunday afternoons on KUVO.

Beginning on July 23, “Salsa con Jazz” with host Janine Santana moves to 2 p.m.  It’s two hours of the best in salsa, mambo, Latin jazz and more, from traditional sources and new releases.

Sundays at 4 p.m., it’s KUVO’s new performance show “On Stage,” featuring great performances from around Colorado and beyond.  On July 23, host Susan Gatschet presents highlights from the John Boutté’s benefit performance for the Vail Jazz Foundation.

Wine and Food Pairing: Gerwurztraminer w/ Ahi Tacos

Jul 19, 2017
Carolyn Joy

Kitchens around town are on full effect coming up for Live at the Vineyards happening  Saturday August 12. Over 25 restaurants will be showcased on that day. One of the restaurants that will be there will be Del Frisco's Grille.

The challenge this morning is to pair Del Frisco's dish (which will be fresh cut Ahi Tuna with a Spicy Guacamole in a Crispy Wonton Shell and topped with a Spicy Aioli) with a wine selected by Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits during our monthly Wine and Food Pairing. 

Join Vail Jazz as they celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday by re-creating one of the most iconic pairings in jazz history: Lady Ella and legendary trumpeter and vocalist, Louis Armstrong. With the passion and swagger of Satchmo himself, Byron Stripling’s phenomenal trumpet playing and vocals are complemented by Count Basie Big Band singer Carmen Bradford. more

Stories of Standards: "You Go to My Head"

Jul 18, 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!

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

Cine en el Parque/Movies in the Park | now - Aug 4

Jul 18, 2017

Cine en el Parque / Movies at the Park! Hosted by El Comercio de Colorado, Cine en el Parque and Casa Magazine Colorado.

This series travels to different parks in and around Denver and sometimes the same park but different movie. All Thursday evenings; except for the last one…Friday August 4. Seating starts at 7pm and movies began at dusk.

2017 Schedule: Movies start at 7pm
Thursday, July 27 – “Moana” at Fairfax park in Commerce City (6850 Fairfax Dr, Commerce City)

Tuesdays with Gabriel Mervine

Jul 18, 2017

Have you been in yet to check out the live jazz at Spangalang Brewery on Tuesday nights? The fantastic and talented Gabriel Mervine and crew will bring the music, and as always, they got your beer needs taken care of. Music starts at 7pm, no cover charge.

Spangalang Brewery presents
Gabriel Mervine
Tuesdays at 7pm



KUVO welcomes two new hosts to its overnight jazz lineup: Dee Alexander and John Hill.  They join Dave Schwan and Neil Tesser, providing the mix during KUVO’s overnight hours.  All four hosts with the Jazz Network are based at Chicago’s WFMT.

You may recognize the name Dee Alexander.  The jazz vocalist and educator has CDs of her own in the KUVO library, and she sang at the Niwot Festival “Jazz on 2nd Avenue” in 2014.

John Hill has programmed jazz at radio stations around the country for more than three decades.

The Vinyl Vault returns this week with a 1977 album from the band Matrix, entitled “Matrix IX.” This nine piece band sported a six man horn section backed by a driving rhythm section. Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, many of the band’s songs were inspired by literature by authors such as Arthur C. Clark, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lawrence Durrell. Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on The Night Beat, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO/kuvo.org.



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