KUVO Studio Club: Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra | Jan 15

Live in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Monday, Jauary 15 from 6 to 7pm is Colorado’s best musicians performing classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz, that’s the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra. The CJRO plays to sell out houses at the Arvada Center, the PACE Center in Parker, the Rialto Theater in Loveland, as well as jazz festivals throughout the area, performing tunes from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, CJRO composers and...

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Diane Schuur | Jan 16 & 17

Vocalist Diane Schuur is featured on the next “Live from Dazzle,” this Tuesday night at 6pm , only on KUVO Jazz. Schuur is in Denver for 2 nights of performances, Tuesday and Wednesday at Dazzle and we're privileged to broadcast the first set! Rodney Franks and Steve Chavis will host this exclusive broadcast engagement with the Grammy-winning singer.

Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz's leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Born in Tacoma,...

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King & I" | Jan 2-14

Jan 2, 2018

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

On Stage: "The Solo Artist" | Jan 7

Jan 2, 2018

This Sunday, January 7, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the artists who work without a net – the solo artist!

The intimate confines of KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio have been the setting for broadcasts and recordings going back to 1996. We captured pianist Mark Soskin in November of that year. Since then, national talents like Milcho Leviev and local artists like Marc Sabatella have entertained from KUVO’s grand pianos. In 2014 maestro Andrew Litton shared his passion for Oscar Peterson!

Comprised of long-time friends and accomplished bandmates: Annie Booth (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Alejandro Castaño (drums), is playing the music of The Beatles through the jazz lens on Friday nights in January and February.

"Funky Boombox" | Friday Nights

Jan 1, 2018

Tune in Friday nights at 10pm, for the “Funky Boombox,” hosted by Rob Seligmann. The features a blend of classic mostly 70’s soul and the best of the new wave of R & B artists on the scene today. Think Donny Hathaway meets Charles Bradley, Aretha Franklin meets Sharon Jones. It’s a showcase for Al Green and Ann Peebles, as well as new soul from Aloe Blacc and Andra Day.

Stories of Standards: "Bye Bye Blackbird"

Jan 1, 2018

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long beginning Monday, January 1...Happy New Year!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Join us in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Tuesday, January 9 – 7pm to 8pm as we welcome back the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts: Jazz 89 Yardbirds, directed by Greg Tanner Harris. 

Tonight, on “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” as we take a listen to Presenting Thad Jones–Mel Lewis & “The Jazz Orchestra,” the Village Vanguard’s Monday night band’s debut studio recording, from May, 1966. This LP was recorded just three months after the group’s opening night performance in February, 1966. This recording is on the “Solid State” record label, claiming to have achieved sonic excellence by the use of recording “exclusively with transistorized equipment on twenty eight channels.”  Join host Michael Wulfsohn tonight, Monday, December 18 at 8pm on the Night Beat on KUVO Jazz.

La Stampa

This week we get to ring out the old and ring in the new. If you want to go out and celebrate in a jazzy vein, there are a number of options. At Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, you can get ready for 2018 accompanied by the blues with the Sammy Mayfield Band. Mayfield is on stage on Sunday, New Year’s Eve, at 6 and 9 p.m. and the 6 p.m. show is listed as sold out (303-839-5100).

Wulfie's Wax Museum celebrates "Bags", Milt Jackson

Dec 25, 2017

On “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Night Beat, we celebrate both the New Year, and the birthday of the late, great vibraphonist, Milt Jackson, the legendary “Bags”. We’ll listen to cuts from 3 different LP’s: “Olinga,” from 1974 on the CTI label, “Night Mist,” a release from 1981 on the Pablo label, and a classic CTI recording as co-leader on Stanley Turrentine’s 1972 album, “Cherry.”

Tune in on Monday, January 1 at 8pm for the next Monday Night Beat, on KUVO Jazz.


On Stage: James Van Buren & The Group!

Dec 23, 2017
Susan Gatschet

This New Year’s Eve Sunday, December 31, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features one of Denver’s all-time favorite jazz & blues singers, James Van Buren & The Group!

We’ve got two versions of The Group.  In 2005, James was accompanied at KUVO by Bruce Naylor on guitar, Andy Weyl on piano, Mark Diamond on bass and Chris Lee on drums.  At an October 2006 broadcast, his sidemen were Dave Corbus on guitar, Eric Gunnison on piano, Mark Simon on bass and Kevin Smith on drums.



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