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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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.

A New Month Marches In | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Mar 1, 2018
Brooklyn Vegan

By now most jazz fans know that the National Endowment for the Arts 2018 Jazz Master are: guitarist Pat Metheny; pianist Joanne Brackeen; club owner/producer Todd Barkan; and Denver’s own Dianne Reeves. The tribute concert for the 2018 Jazz Masters occurs on April 16 from the Kennedy Center Concert Hall  in Washington DC and will be streamed live. Of course you don’t have to wait to hear a NEA Jazz Master because on Friday and Saturday, Dr. Lonnie Smith is in town at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis.

NACA: A Character Based Mortgage Lender

Feb 28, 2018
photo courtesy of naca

Many Coloradoans would like to buy a home but, even though they are great hard-working people, run into problems if they have less than perfect credit. NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America) specializes in working with banks to offer character-based mortgages, where you are given a loan based off your character, not your credit score.

Photo courtesy of Chris Romaine

The Mercury Café on Saturday afternoon was filled with Big Band music from across the front range.  Eagle Crest, Boulder, and Poudre High Schools, C-U Boulder, and C-S-U Fort Collins, and the CCJA band all performed, as did the U-N-C lab band one from Greeley, directed by Dana Landry.  Their set was based on an Alice In Wonderland electronica meets big band theme, with vocalist Jamie Scriber providing interspersing narration through musical sections describing Alice discovering a new world before her.   The music began with a low roaring synthesizer, giving way to an interlude of playful



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