Susan Gatschet

On Stage: "René Marie + Experiment in Truth" | Aug 20

KUVO's "On Stage" highlights "René Marie + Experiment in Truth," she has the sort of voice which first comes to mind when someone asks for a jazz singer. Tune in on Sunday, August 20 at 4pm to catch some of the magic from one of Colorado's great summertime Jazz venues, Vail Square. Next up is ¡Cubanismo! on August 27. To find out more about attending any of these concerts, visit www.VailJazz.org .

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"Downtown Brunch" with the Adam Bodine Trio

The Dazzle "Downtown Brunch" - elevating your Sunday Funday brunch experience here in the Mile High City is the entertaining musical stylings of pianist Adam Bodine and his genre-bending band Sundays through August and September from 10am to 2pm. Not your ordinary jazz piano trio, this hip group of talented musicians puts their cool and creative spin on a wide range of fun cover songs including choice pop and rock hits that span the decades, as well as evocative theme songs and clever mash...

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Jazz at Lincoln Center is allowing members of the public to cast votes online for the nominated musicians.

January 25, 2014 Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver

 Let’s get right to the most important fact: Dianne Reeves is the greatest living jazz singer. And she gives the dead ones a run for their money too. Pick any aspect: phrasing, intonation, soul, emotion, interpretation, range, control, improvisation. She has it all. And she knows how to use it. Those last three on the list, in particular, conspire to create remarkable and breathtaking jumps of an octave or more during her improvisational scat solos. That’s just one example of why Reeves is such a pleasure to hear.

Fat City Mardi Gras Band Coming to KUVO

Jan 31, 2014

Saturday, February 1 at 3pm is the time to tune into KUVO to hear the joyous sounds of the Fat City Mardi Gras Band. Think of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and you’re almost there! Fat City Mardi Gras Band blends the best of the Fat Tuesday celebration’s music with Blues, Zydeco, Dixieland, and New Orleans funk!

Studio Club members, contact Arvida by phone (303-446-7631) or via e-mail to reserve your seat. Not a Studio Club Member? PLEDGE NOW.

The most recent release by Bobby Watson is an inspired tribute to the theme that inspired it. Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project", Check Cashing Day,  honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech.

56th Annual GRAMMY Award Winners - Jazz

Jan 27, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 GRAMMY Award winners in the Jazz category:

Best Improvized Jazz Solo: Orbits
Wayne Shorter, soloist
Track from: Without A Net (The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
Label: Blue Note Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter 
Label: Blue Note Records

-  It’s “American Graduate” Tuesday on First Take
-  Carlos and Steve play along with the state’s high school TV quiz “Matchwits.”
-  It’s National School Choice Week in Denver and around the nation, with 100+ events in Colorado,
-  We’ll get acquainted with the Colorado education blog Chalkbeat.
-  On Stories of Standards, jazz artists found a classic tucked inside the over-the-top “bigtop” Broadway musical “Jumbo” by Rodgers and Hart.  It’s “My Romance.”

     While Dianne Reeves spends much of the time on tour across the globe, the majestic singer rarely performs back home in Denver. On Saturday, you can catch one of those rare performances at Boettcher Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Center when Reeves hooks up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.

Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band Live from KUVO Tonight

Jan 21, 2014

Tune in to KUVO/Geoff Anderson hosts, from the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio, the music of Quincy Ave. Rhythm Band. Performing under the direction of Stephen Holley, the band is comprised of 18 students, including  vocalists and instrumentalists. This is sure to be a rocking hour of great tunes: you don't want to miss it!

Studio Club Members - be sure to reserve your seat by contacting Arvida via e-mail or phone at 303-446-7631

Shout out to developers: 5 Pts. is "it"

Jan 20, 2014

(originally aired on 7/12/13)Ground was broken on the first residential development of the Five Points Redevelopment Plan this week. The event was just the next step in what has been a strong summer for urban development launches in Denver's urban core. (United Way broke ground at Park Ave./23rd and California St. in June.

Next Week on First Take

Jan 17, 2014

For the week of January 20--

-  Martin Luther King III reads his father’s words about jazz, we’ll talk about the progress of so-called “innovation schools,” and we’ll introduce a new regular feature on First Take, “Jazz on Film.”

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