Otis Taylor | June 1 & 2

To call Taylor a cutting edge artist is an understatement. Although his music is based in the blues and folk realm, his meticulously crafted recordings crash the barriers of jazz, rock, funk, Americana and myriad other genres to create a hybrid that Taylor labels "trance blues."

Otis Taylor does for the blues what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar, taking what everyone assumed was explored to the fullest, and busting it wide open in a million new directions.

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City Park Jazz: The Other Black feat. Wesley Watkins | June 4

Formed in the late fall of 2012, this dynamic group started with a mere 9 members and has launched to upwards of 24. That's right, just about 30 musicians collaborating to bring you a unique sound and leave you with a smile in your soul. These are musicians that have already contributed successfully to the scene; from Birds Of A Feather, Bonnie & The Beard, Petals of Spain, The People's Abstract and more.

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Vail Jazz Party! | Labor Day Weekend

May 5, 2017

The grand finale of both the Vail Jazz Festival and the beautiful Colorado summer season, the Vail Jazz Party features a jam-packed lineup with over 35 headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to jazz legends. Vail Jazz Party features a House Band with John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash. With over 35 hours of jazz music, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as the premier Labor Day weekend event!

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro| May 13 & 14

May 1, 2017
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Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing one of Anat’s headlining sets with her quartet at the North See Jazz Festival, DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader who danced and shouted out encouragement to her group – whooping it up when pianist Jason Lindner followed her clarinet trills on a Latin-flavored number. . .

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René Marie’s is the sort of voice which first comes to mind when someone asks for a jazz singer — big and expressive, at home in classic swinging settings and comfortable in crowds. There’s plenty to set her apart, though. She made her first recording in her early 40s, borrowing various elements of folk, R+B, and classical to create a captivating hybrid style. more

Lamont School of Music: Bob Mintzer | May 22

Apr 30, 2017

The Lamont Jazz Orchestra welcomes Saxophonist Bob Mintzer is a 26 year member of the Grammy award winning Yellowjackets who also leads a Grammy winning Big Band, travels with his own Quartet, and plays with numerous bands globally. This concert will take place at the Newman Center - Gates Concert Hall.

Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet | Apr 29 & 30

Apr 29, 2017

Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. His compositions have been performed by his groundbreaking quartet on five continents. As a guitarist, his sound and technique has influenced the next generation of players and has arguably contributed to the evolution of the instrument in jazz.

Christian McBride Trio | May 3 & 4

Apr 29, 2017

Four-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today.

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Denver Fox 31 news featured KUVO on their Friday evening April 29 broadcast. Click here to see it.

Ken Walker Sextet at Dazzle Jazz

Apr 28, 2017

The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It's nice, but does it make you snap your fingers? Walker and his band evoke (but don't demand) that response.

featuring: Ken Walker - bass, Jeff Jenkins - piano, Paul Romaine - drums, Peter Sommer - saxophone, Al Hood - trumpet and Dave Corbus - guitar

On this Fantastic Friday, April 28 edition of Lunchtime at the Oasis with Arturo Gómez, the celebration of Mario Bauzá; "The Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz", now known as Latin jazz continues with a look at the swing jazz recordings featuring Mario with the Chick Webb, Don Redman and Cab Calloway orchestras in addition to recordings with Bauzá with the seminal Machito Afro-Cuban Jazz Band,  and his own Mario Bauzá Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Tune in or stream on KUVO.ORG this Friday at Noon-MTN time and make sure you keep it locked to KUVO all day long!
 

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