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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Believe or not, there is still housing discrimination in 2014. 

  

In this interview, Christina Miranda, Fair Housing Specialist from the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center, shared the results of a recent investigation, "Access Denied: A Report on Rental Housing Discrimination in the Denver Metro Area."  

The DMFHC documented discrimination against Latinos (91 percent of the time) and African-Americans (67%), and also against people with children (73%).  Offenders can face federal lawsuits.  

KUVO's film commentary "Jazz on Film" highlights the 2004 Murray Lerner documentary "Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue."  Matthew Goldwasser breaks the voodoo down with Carlos and Steve Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8:35 a.m. on First Take!

Written for Broadway by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner, On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) is featured this week on "Stories of Standards." The great American songbook jazz interpretations of the song continues to be explored on First Take with Lando and Chavis! The musical with music by Lane and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner based loosely on Berkeley Square (written in 1929 by John L. Balderson) concerns a woman who has ESP and has been reincarnated. 

Some of the song lyrics:

DSA Jazz Workshop Orchestra

Feb 7, 2014

Tune in to KUVO/KVJZ on Tuesday, February 18 at 7pm when Geoff Anderson welcomes the Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. The band is performing as part of KUVO's High School/Collegiate Series. Eighteen DSA students, led by Director of Bands Dave Hammond, will take the stage for an hour.

Jazz Hall of Fame: You get to Vote!

Feb 7, 2014

Tune in Tuesday for Seton Hawkins from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.  He'll join First Take with the details on how to vote in the next JALC  Jazz Hall of Fame.     

Fat City Mardi Gras Band Performs at KUVO

Feb 6, 2014
Michelle Cook

Fat City Mardi Gras Band blends the best of the Fat Tuesday celebration's music with Blues, Zydeco, Dixieland, and New Orleans Funk! They appeared live on-air from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on February 1, 2014.

Queen City Jazz Band at KUVO

Feb 6, 2014
Michelle Cook

For over fifty years the Queen City Jazz Band has been delighting audiences with the happy sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s—Gospel, Early Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues and Spirituals. They paid a visit to the Phyllia A Greer Performance Studio on January 31, 2014

Dana Landry Quartet

Feb 6, 2014
Michell Cook

Dana Landry and some of his fellow faculty members from UNC traveled to Denver on 1-30-14 to perform in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. Dana Landry on piano, Erik Applegate on acoustic bass, Steve Kovalcheck on guitar and Jim White on drums.

Joe Bonner Quintet

Feb 6, 2014
Erik Troe

Pianist Joe Bonner was in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio with his Quintet on 1/31/14.

Neal Cassady's Birthday Bash (and more!)

Feb 6, 2014

Guitarist Peter Bernstein kicks off the week in music on Thursday when he hits town to hook up with the Convergence sextet at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, at 7 and 9 p.m. Born in New York, Bernstein found a potent mentor in the great Jim Hall. Before long, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson added Bernstein to his group; and, over the years, the fluent guitarist, who was born in 1967, worked with a host of strong players, while producing a string of discs under his own name.

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