KUVO Studio Club: AMP Trio feat. Tahira Clayton | May 23

The AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton will perform for KUVO Studio Club on Wednesday, May 23 from 4 to 5pm in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. They are poised to reach new heights after being named the winner of the 2017 DCJazzPrix and earning an invitation to the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Their most recent record, Three , was highlighted by a Japanese tour that included a cultural exchange workshop sponsored by the US Consulate of Sapporo. Comprised of pianist Addison Frei, drummer Matt...

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Stories of Standards: "Pennies From Heaven"

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Jason Klobnak Quartet "Friends & Family" | May 2018 CD of the Month

The Front Range of Colorado is home to numerous musicians of the highest caliber playing just about every style of music under the sun. We are particularly fortunate to have numerous gifted jazz musicians including no shortage of amazing trumpet players. One of the best players is Jason Klobnak, a versatile trumpeter, author of 2 books about improvisation, and an adjunct professor at Arapahoe Community College of Littleton. Mr. Klobnak earned his bachelor’s degree at Drake University in Des...

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Trumpeter Brad Goode is a unique and instantly recognizable virtuoso. Whether working as a soloist, bandleader, lead trumpet man or sideman, for 25 years he has consistently been one of the busiest performers in the United States.

Don Byron's Farewell Show | May 22

May 16, 2018
dazzlejazz.com

For well over a decade, Don Byron has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation.

KUVO Studio Club: Dinosaurchestra | May 18

May 14, 2018

KUVO welcomes Dinosaurchestra to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Friday, May 18 at 2:15 to 3pm. Dinosaurchestra is a New Orleans band, est. in 2014, playing a rich mixture of the Crescent City's sounds from the last century. You can hear influences ranging from Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Duke Ellington to Fats Domino and David Bartholomew. We have also been known to, on occasion, 'genre bend' to the reaches of Rhythm and Blues to some Classical Music.

Robert Johnson Quartet Album Release Show | May 16

May 14, 2018
nocturnejazz.com

Robert Johnson has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Angela Brown and Stan Getz and has appeared in national and regional productions of Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, Blues In The Night, A Brief History Of White Music, Showboat, The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and as the voice of the plant in Little Shop Of Horrors. Robert has sung The National Anthem at fourth game of the 1976 World Series in New York and the 1984 NBA All-Star game in Denver.

This Sunday, May 13, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features highlights from past Five Points Jazz Festivals, and previews of bands playing this year.

2018 JJA Jazz Awards winners

May 10, 2018

Congratulations are in order to the winners of the 22nd annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards.   The Jazz Journalists Association (a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best use of media of all kinds --new and old, online and off-- to tell the story of jazz and develop new jazz audiences) announced the winners of their jazz awards this week, winners included Kurt Elling, Jazzmeia Horn, and NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson.

Sunday Nights Swing at Mercury Cafe

May 10, 2018
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Sunday Nights Swing with Live Big Band & Lessons!
5/13 - Queen City Jazz Band
5/20 - Jeremy Mohney Band
5/27 - Hot Tomotoes

Mercury Cafe
Sunday Nights Swing
Lessons at 5:30 & 6:30 pm
Dance at 8 pm!

$10 Classes & Dance!
 

 

Have you been in yet to check out the live jazz at Spangalang Brewery on Tuesday nights? The fantastic and talented Gabriel Mervine and crew will bring the music, and as always, Spangalang has your beer needs taken care of and ZIVIX Five Points will take care of your munchies. Music starts at 7pm, no cover charge.

KUVO members...you get $1 off a full pour when you present your KUVO Member Card at Spangalang Brewery!

Dr. Robert Greer reviews Thud Ridge

May 9, 2018
photo courtesy of Amazon

The Stain of the Vietnam war never seems to leave us. Much like the stench from a cracked 100-year-old egg. That nauseating smell just seems to linger. I recently read the book Thud Ridge by Colonel Jack Broughton. The story of F-105 pilots in Vietnam and found to my surprise I was very peripherally connected to the story.

The actual story concerns Broughton, a West Point Graduate, who had flown 114 combat missions in Korea. And who had been a commander of the U.S. Thunderbirds Arial demonstration team.

SANGO | May 15

May 8, 2018
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Sango is a Seattle based producer who is most known for his remixes of Aaliyah, Drake, Little Dragon, Nas, The Weeknd, his debut album 'North,' and his Baile Funk EP series "Da Rocinha." He is apart of the Los Angeles collective Soulection. At the young age of 12, Sango started producing music alongside his older brother and his friends. His work mainly focuses on hip-hop, and soul influenced beats that over the years have been able to come together as his own distinctive innovative sound.

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