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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Jazz in Five Points DVD

Feb 5, 2014

David Amram Returns to Denver

Feb 4, 2014

KUVO welcomes David Amram back to Denver. The multi-instrumentalist  will be in the on-air studio Friday, Feb. 7 at 4pm for an interview with Erik Troe. Amram performs with his Denver based quartet at the 5th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash at the Mercury Cafe on Friday at 8pm. Also performing will be Janine Santana, and Richie Cole. Amram's forthcoming CD is titled, This Land, Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie; conducted with the Colorado Symphony in this live recording from 2012

Joe Bonner Trio

Feb 4, 2014

From the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio;  a double shot of fabulous music!
 Queen City Jazz Band    One of the longest-running active American Dixieland-oriented bands of the past 50 years! Performing at every major Dixieland and Swing jazz fesivals in North America. They recreate the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Bix Beiderbecke, Wilbur DeParis, Turk Murphy and many additional artists. 

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.

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