On Stage: “The Voice of New Orleans,” John Boutté

On Stage , an exciting new Sunday program on KUVO kicks-off with this special performance broadcast from Vail Jazz featuring New Orleans jazz legend John Boutté on Sunday, July 23 at 4pm .

Through August, On Stage will feature other summer performances from the Vail Jazz at Vail Square series.

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Rico Jones Trio | July 23

Rico Jones is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Denver, Colorado. Rico currently studies music in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music. He has played with local artists such as Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison and, Greg Gisbert as well as renowned artists such as Earl Klugh, Candido and, Terrell Stafford. Rico’s writing and playing have a modern approach while still paying homage to the tradition.

La Cour Art Bistro & Jazz Bar presents

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Since it’s move to the Baur’s Building in downtown Denver, Dazzle has continued to raise the jazz bar in town with appearances, during its first month in operation, by people such as drummer Brian Blade and his Fellowship Band, saxophonist Chris Potter and his quartet, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quartet and singer Catherine Russell. That trend is clearly continuing into July when the club will have organ man Dr.

Clare Church Trio Bastille Day Celebration! | July 14

Jul 10, 2017

The Clare Church Trio featuring Clare Church on drums, Andrew Rose on bass, and Ellyn Rucker on piano and vocals will be playing special tribute to France and Bastille Day!  Both Ellyn and Clare know France and French Chanson intimately, having played there many times.  Join us in celebrating Bastille Day and get a feel for a touch of Paris! There will be several specialty cocktails as well!

Clare brings her passion and artistry leading the trio in many different styles for the audience to enjoy.


Butler, Bernstein + the Hot 9 is an artistic collaboration destined to happen. Master musician, pianist and vocalist Henry Butler tells stories through the rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers as they channel sounds as diverse as his Louisiana birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B, among others. The combination of Butler with trumpeter/maestro Steven Bernstein and the fiery unit he calls the Hot 9 uses a traditional New Orleans palate as their launching point, exploring everything from early 20th century blues to thoughtful and captivating improvisations.

City Park Jazz: Judge Roughneck | July 16

Jul 9, 2017

If you have spent any time at all on the Denver music scene, Judge Roughneck needs no introduction. Their blend of ska & reggae pays tribute to both the early '80's British 2-Tone movement and the original jazz-laced ska of Jamaica, infused with soul, has been electrifying audiences since 1995.

The Winehouse Experience | July 15

Jul 8, 2017

The Winehouse Experience is a celebration of the great icon's unique style and artistry. We have taken her live show and brought it to her fans, complete with horn section, choreographed background singers and Amy's individual flair. Enjoy all of her hits, from "Rehab" to "Me & Mr. Jones" and " You Know I'm no Good." Amy's influences include many celebrated jazz and soul artists and she covered many classic tunes over the years, "It's my Party", "Cupid" and "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" are just a few of the famous tunes we bring to the stage.

Stories of Standards: "Lester Leaps In"

Jul 7, 2017

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

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

Pat Martino Trio at Dazzle | July 15 & 16

Jul 6, 2017

Dazzle welcomes the Pat Martino Trio featuring: Pat Martino - guitar, Pat Bianchi – hammond b3, and Carmen Intorre - drums. Born Pat Azzara in Philadelphia in 1944, Pat was first exposed to jazz through his father, Carmen "Mickey" Azzara, who sang in local clubs and briefly studied guitar with Eddie Lang. He took Pat to all the city's hot-spots to hear and meet Wes Montgomery and other musical giants. "I have always admired my father and have wanted to impress him. As a result, it forced me to get serious with my creative powers."


Debajo del Agua was recently selected as one of the Best Latin Music Acts in Colorado by Denver Westword. They are a seven-piece instrumental hip-hop band with members from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States. They make borderlesss music fusing hip hop with the melodies of Andean music, samba, son, salsa, cumbia, reggae, and reggaeton. This fusion creates a flavorful blend of melodies, spiced up with a style of its own.

"Quirktett" feat. MaryLynn Gillaspie | July 14

Jul 6, 2017

Join us for an evening of Jazz vocals, great food and drink. 

Caffè Sole, Boulder's only cafe jazz supper club, has a very affordable, excellent, mostly Italian menu of small plates and entrees and a good wine and craft beer selection. Because Sole is an intimate (small) venue, dinner reservations are encouraged to assure getting a good table.

City Park Jazz: Buckner Funken Jazz | July 9

Jul 6, 2017

The Buckner Funken Jazz band has been a long time favorite of fans in Denver and surrounding areas of Colorado. We are a diversified band, playing straight ahead jazz, blues, funk, Latin jazz as well as our own original music. We are an upbeat party band that does make the crowd move, you can't sit still when you hear our music. 

A Celebration of Community:  Whether you're coming for the music, food, or friends, City Park Jazz is the ground upon where community is built.



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