On Stage: The Saxophone of Rich Chiaraluce

This Sunday, November 19th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the saxophone of Rich Chiaraluce. From the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, to the Woody Herman All-Stars, to dates with Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson and more, to his work with symphonies and touring Broadway shows, Rich brings his hot alto chops to every session.

Chiaraluce has performed many times live on KUVO. The 2006 date was a quartet setting with pianist Andy Weyl, bassist Mark Diamond,...

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KUVO Studio Club: "Expeditions" | Nov 20, 6 p.m.

Expeditions play fresh arrangements of familiar songs, everything from traditional jazz to folk to Motown, along with some tasty originals. They have performed at the best venues in Denver, and drawn large and enthusiastic audiences. Co-leaders Pete Lewis and Clare Church are consummate professionals, having shared the stage with Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and many more.

Featuring: Pete Lewis - saxophone, Jason Malmberg - bass, Adam Revell - piano...

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This Sunday, October 8, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith, with Colorado-raised saxophonist Javon Jackson, recorded live in KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio!

Guitarist Dave Corbus and the late, great drummer Nat Yarbrough rounded out the quartet for that swinging session in August 2003.

Dr. Lonnie Smith, beloved as “The Turbanator,” was awarded the nation’s highest honor in jazz earlier this year when he was named “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts.

KUVO Studio Club: Music is Our Message

Oct 8, 2017

Music is "our" Message to you during the KUVO Fall Pledge Drive! The KUVO Studio Club celebrates with live music in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. Spherio performs a tribute to Thelonious Monk on Tuesday, October 10 - 10am; Money Jungle Double Drummer performs the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach on Wednesday, October 11 - 4pm; Queen City Jazz Band with vocalist Bob Schultz on Saturday, October 14 at 10am.

This week the Vinyl Vault goes digital in honor of Monk’s 100th birthday. Monk recorded several albums for the Columbia label from 1962 through 1968. In 2001 Columbia released a three CD retrospective entitled “The Columbia Years/ ’62 – ’68.” The set contains a number of previously released Monk gems hitherto unheard on KUVO including an extended version of “In Walked Bud,” originally on the “Underground” album. So it may not be vinyl, but it’s rare Monk!

Stories of Standards: "One O'Clock Jump"

Oct 6, 2017

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!

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

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The week in live music begins with a bang when Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Pérez wraps up his two-night stay at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, on Thursday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. (303-839-5100). The pianist is probably best known for being part of Wayne Shorter’s magical rhythm section, but he is a player to behold in any context. This year marks the centennial of Thelonious Monk’s birth and Pérez got a head start on that celebration in 1996 when he released his album PanaMonk.

Vinyl Vault: "Now That I've Got Your Attention"

Oct 3, 2017

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1981 album by keyboardist/vocalist Lesette Wilson entitled “Now That I’ve Got Your Attention.” Released on the Headfirst record label, the music on the album is an energetic mix of jazz and R&B. Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30pm on KUVO.

This essay is one in a series celebrating deserving artists or albums not included on NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums By Women.

Money Jungle Double Drummer Series | Wednesdays

Oct 2, 2017

It's September of 1962 and three great band leaders: Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Duke Ellington gathered in the studio to embark on a musical adventure and make their mark on the quickly developing post-bop modern jazz movement. The results are an intriguing mesh of voices - a tense conversation between instruments, sometimes bordering on argument, all the while showcasing the brilliance of each individual musician.

14th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Oct 1, 2017

The 14th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival will be in full swing from October 4-10.  Please join us as we celebrate our 14th anniversary with film, art and lively discussion around our theme of Celebrating the Creative Spirit.  The generous support of our Sponsors and Community Partners has made it possible for us to offer all of our events at no charge.

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