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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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.

Steve Lebsock expulsion

Mar 5, 2018
Photo Courtesy of Steve Lebsock for Colorado State Treasurer

I’m joined by Marianne

Goodland with Colorado Politics and Brian Easton with the Denver Post.

A dramatic day on Friday and a lot of times when we are in the Capital the outcome is predetermined. People know they’re going to vote going into a debate, a bill hearing, etc.

A lot of people thought that this expulsion vote would fail.

The Colorado School of Mines Jazz Ensemble is performing for Studio Club in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Tuesday, March 13 at 7pm, hosted by Geoff Anderson. The Jazz Ensemble is one of four large performing ensembles at CSM.  Members of the ensemble are engineering students across a wide range of majors. The group performs regularly in the Denver area, and has performed as far away as Dublin, Ireland.  The group regularly records in collaboration with the Music Technology program and is currently compiling works for a "Music at Mines" album.

Arturo Gómez sits in for Geoff Anderson on Tuesday evening, March 6, from 8 to 10pm. The weekly Vinyl Vault features the then young lion ensemble, Out of The Blue with their 2nd album, “Inside Track” from 1986 for Blue Note Records. All six of the members have gone on to brilliant careers as leaders and accompanists, they are Michael Phillip Mossman-trumpet, Kenny Garrett-alto sax, Ralph Bowen-tenor sax, Harry Pickens-piano, Bob Hurst-bass and Ralph Peterson-drums.

Stories of Standards: "How Long Has This Been Going On?"

Mar 2, 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 5!

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

Ken Walker Sextet | Mar 30

Mar 1, 2018

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, Dave Corbus-guitar, Al Hood-trumpet, Paul Romaine-drums, Jeff Jenkins-piano, and Peter Sommer-sax

Lebsock Resolution Introduced

Mar 1, 2018
Photo Courtesy of SANDRA FISH/KUNC

The mood inside the House Chamber on Tuesday was tense. Extra security was called in as Democratic House Majority Leader KC Becker stepped up to the podium and announced the income of an independent investigation on representative Steve Lesbock.

“His behavior demonstrated a pattern of behavior that not only violates the policy but puts the integrity of this body at risk.”

For the full report, please listen to the audio story below.

Throughout his career, Robert Plant has been interested in music from all over the world. Starting with the blues that originated in the deep south of the U.S., he has explored the sounds of Europe, Asia, Africa and all over America. The last couple of times through Denver, he employed Juldeh Camara, a North African musician who played various obscure stringed and percussive instruments. For this tour, Camara has been replaced by Seth Lakeman, primarily a fiddler, but one of those guys who can play about anything with strings.



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