KUVO Live from Dazzle: The Bad Plus

One of the hottest new modern jazz / fusion / jam bands on the scene today. The Bad Plus returns to Denver for 2 nights of performances at Dazzle this Tuesday and Wednesday. And KUVO is privileged to broadcast the first set on Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm ! Only on KUVO Jazz.

Rodney Franks and Venus Cruz will host this exclusive broadcast engagement with The Bad Plus – ( Reid Anderson on bass, Dave King on drums and the newest member of the band Orrin Evans on piano.) Tune in or...

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Stories of Standards: "What's New?"

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Celebrating Marian McPartland

KUVO will spotlight McPartland’s music all day on her centennial, March 20, 2018! She would have turned 100 years of age on March 20, 2018. There’s a wonderful local connection with Marian McPartland. She headlined KUVO’s 20 th anniversary concert in 2006 at Teikyo Loretto Heights Theater in Denver.

Marian’s long-running radio show “Piano Jazz,” (which may be the longest running public radio music program currently on the air) was recorded over a 30-year span, and won a Peabody...

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Origins of the Blues

Mar 10, 2018

Join Active Minds as we look at the early days of the blues, from its roots in African American oral tradition to its rise as a mainstream American musical style. We’ll explore the role of classic blues and prominent blues musicians in the early 20th century, examine the musical characteristics that make it different, and discuss how the blues has influenced other popular music genres.


On Sundays throughout March, KUVO is celebrating women artists, as they were recorded on the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio.  The KUVO archive program “On Stage” is on the air Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

KUVO Jazz welcomed the Alfredo Rodríguez Trio to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Friday, March 9.  Here's an edited version of the half-hour performance.

The young Cuban pianist now living in Los Angeles, Alfredo Rodríguez was discovered and brought to the US by Quincy Jones who has produced all 4 of his outstanding CDs. Alfredo on piano with Omar Hossn on bass and Michael Olivera on drums.  The Trio will also play at Dazzle at Baur’s Friday, evening at 6:30p and 9pm.

Stories of Standards: Rhythm-a-Ning by Thelonious Monk

Mar 9, 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 starting Monday, March 12!

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

The River Bride | Mar 8 -25

Mar 8, 2018

A secret the river won’t give up!

A folk story set along the Amazon River, tale told with lyrical passion by one of the best poets in Latino playwriting. Marisela Treviño Orta's storytelling blends all of this into a heartrending tale of love, grudges, transformation . . . and the ever-present river, giving and taking away.

Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center
March 8 - 25, 2018
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Mack Avenue Records

On Thursday, you have one more chance to ask if Are Glad to Be in America? That’s when guitarist/singer James Blood Ulmer closes out his two-night stand at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis. Born in South Carolina, Ulmer spent time in Pittsburg and Detroit before settling in New York in the early 1970s where he connected with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. That relationship would produce the album Tales of Captain Black finally released in 1978. Two years later, Ulmer also issued his striking Are You Glad to Be in America?

Photo Courtesy of WRTI

Take a 94 hour musical  journey through the 700+ Transformative Tracks of the late, great John Coltrane. Featuring such greats as Hot House, I’ve Got a Mind to Ramble Blues, One by One, and More.

For more information and track access visit www.openculture.com 

Arvada Center presents: The Electric Baby

Mar 5, 2018

A folktale for adults, The Electric Baby combines magic, myth, and humor to explore devastating loss and hopeful healing. Six strangers’ lives collide after a tragic car accident, forcing them to confront the secrets, hopes, and fears that haunt their lives.

At the play’s center is a mysterious baby that glows like the moon and draws the characters together as they open their hearts and rediscover that human connection, laughter and stories shared can redeem sorrow.

Arvada Center presents Sense and Sensibility

Mar 5, 2018

This rollicking, ingeniously-theatrical new adaptation follows the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne. When they lose their fortune, marriage is their only hope but can love, and marriage go together for women without money? Surrounding them is a company of shape-shifting actors who transform into characters, animals, and even scenery to bring Austen’s story to life in this goofy, joyous and deeply moving play.

August Wilson's "Fences" at Lone Tree Arts Center

Mar 5, 2018

August Wilson, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award, is widely regarded as one of the finest playwrights ever to write for the American stage. His American Century Cycle, which traces the African-American experience through ten plays, each set in a different decade, stands as a staggering achievement. Fences, the sixth play in the Cycle, revolves around the life of garbage collector Troy Maxson. When his rise through the Negro baseball leagues hit the ceiling of racial prejudice, Maxson turned away from a world of unfulfilled promises and denied opportunities.



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