Jazz Appreciation Month - Spotlight Venues & Live Jazz

Swiss tourism official and jazz fan Claude Nobs collaborated with the Ertegun brothers of Atlantic records to the produce the first Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967. Publisher Paul Acket founded the North Sea Jazz Festival in the mid-1970s with proceeds from the sale of his magazines. It was a natural step in the global advancement of jazz. Today we’re featuring the many, many recordings made at these two European jazz events. It’s Jazz Appreciation Month. Wherever you are, join us!

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KUVO Studio Club: Aaron Walker Quartet with Bjorn Thoroddsen | Apr 20

The KUVO Studio Club welcomes the Aaron Walker Quartet on Friday, April 20 at 11:15am to noon , as they perform their own Bohemian style of jazz music. The quartet comprises of Aaron Walker on lead guitar with Luke Smith on rhythm guitar, Gary Sloan on stand-up bass and Joe d'Esposito. Guitarist Bjorn Thoroddsen will be playing instead of Joe d'Esposito.

The Aaron Walker Quartet stands on the shoulders of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt – jazz guitarist who became one...

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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.

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.

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