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Al Hurricane Sr., the “Godfather of New Mexico music,” dies at age 81

Lovers of the New Mexico sound are saddened to hear of the passing Sunday of Al Hurricane at age 81. His death was reported on the official fan Facebook page. Various reports describe a battle with prostate cancer. Hurricane performed a “farewell tour” in 2015.

Born Alberto Nelson Sanchez in Dixon, N.M., Al Hurricane went on to create, develop, record and promote a distinct blend of Norteño, country and rock music. Early in his career, he performed alongside Fats Domino, Marvin...

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Gregory Porter | Nov 4

NPR dubbed two-time Grammy Award®-winning singer Gregory Porter “the next great male jazz singer.” Porter writes and performs songs that dexterously weave together the threads of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, producing a pure tapestry of sound. The New York Times says Porter is “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”

Newman Center Presents
Gregory Porter
Saturday, November 4 - 7:30pm ...

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All the storms in Tadd Dameron's life did not compare to his legacy as an arranger and composer.  He wrote the charts for countless jazz bands that wanted a "big" sound.  This week on "Stories of Standards," we'll take a listen to several interpretations of the swinging Dameron composition "Hot House."

Gregg and Duane Were Brothers

Feb 17, 2014

Allman, Gregg with Alan Light. My Cross to Bear. William Morrow: New York, NY. 2012. 378 pages.

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.

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