Jazz Appreciation Month - Spotlight Venues & Live Jazz

Chicago.

That’s about all that needs to be said about this fertile musical location. Throughout the day on KUVO Jazz, live music captured in “The City of Big Shoulders.” That’s a Jazz Appreciation Month celebration!

Through April, KUVO will be turning up the music and keeping it LIVE! We’ll be playing tracks hourly from these performance spaces, only on KUVO Jazz.

Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as "JAM") was created at the Smithsonian Institution ...

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Spherio | Apr 25

Spherio is a modern approach to the music of Thelonious Monk. Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul....pretty much whatever floats our boat. Featuring: Tenia Nelson on keys, Bob Songster on bass and Andreas Schmid on FROMAN.
Dazzle@Baur's presents
Spherio
Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm Get Tickets!

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Benny Golson Quartet | Apr 3

Apr 1, 2018
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Benny Golson Quartet at Dazzle @ Baur's featuring Benny Golson on tenor sax, Sharp Radway on piano, Ken Walker on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums.

Golson, a multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929.

A Blind Tiger Tribute to Charles Mingus | Apr 8

Apr 1, 2018
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Gift of Jazz Blind Tiger Series presents intimate gatherings of jazz fans who come together to share not just the music, but also the stories behind the music, as presented by talented local jazz artists.

Stories of Standards: "When the Saints Go Marching In"

Mar 31, 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, April 2!

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

Have you been in yet to check out the live jazz at Spangalang Brewery on Tuesday nights? The fantastic and talented Gabriel Mervine and crew will bring the music, and as always, Spangalang has your beer needs taken care of and ZIVIX Five Points will take care of your munchies. Music starts at 7pm, no cover charge.

KUVO members...you get $1 off a full pour when you present your KUVO Member Card at Spangalang Brewery!

Voz de la Clave on RMPBS

Mar 31, 2018

Voz de la Clave is a documentary about a class at the University of Colorado Denver that specializes in Latin and Salsa music performance and focuses on the impact of the music style and the impact it has on he students themselves. The video is a student project. Faculty Supervisor is James Phelan.

Airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, April 5 at 7pm and Sunday, April 8 at 5pm.
 

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Talk about your variety packs. During the current week in music, Dazzle has: one of the outstanding female jazz singers on the scene, Jane Monheit, wrapping up her two-night stand on Thursday, while a strong voice in the new wave of players who both push the envelope and tuck some folk elements from around the world into that envelope, clarinetist/saxophonist Chris Speed, plays on Saturday.

On Stage: The Jazz Trio

Mar 28, 2018

The jazz trio is one of the easiest combos to arrange, and everybody gets to solo! On Sunday, April 8 at 4pm, KUVO’s archive show “On Stage” takes a loving listen to jazz trios who have played recently on KUVO Jazz.

2017 was a good year for trios. A quick review: The Ben Markley Trio, the Ellyn Rucker Trio, the Katie Thiroux Trio, the Mayhem Trio. And those trios represent a wide spectrum of jazz. Just three players are enough to stablish your sound. But with accomplished musicians, the musical statement can be more than the sum of its parts.

Tune in  to the Nightside with Andy O' for the second annual "Easter Guitar Pull" on Sunday, April 1 from 8pm to midnight. The "guitar" has played an important role in Jazz throughout its history and culture.

You'll enjoy listening to music from Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt to Julian Lage and Lionel Loueke with stops along the way to hear the Poetry and Song lyrics that characterize The Nightside.

KUVO Jazz welcomes the Denver School of the Arts Combo, 'Impulse' to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Thursday, April 5 at 3:15 to 4pm; their repertoire includes all Charles Mingus tunes. The Combo is Chris Ferrari - Sax and clarinet, Sam Keedy - Trombone, Alec Streete - Vibes, Tony Golden - Bass and Aleks Girshevich - Drums, all students who performed at the Essentially Ellington High School festival in New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick Rose stage last year, where they took second place in the national competition.

Denver Arts & Venues

Spring is upon us and we are busy planning the 2018 Five Points Jazz Festival.  This free festival is sponsored by the City of Denver and takes place the third Saturday of May every year and celebrates the history of Denver's Five Points neighborhood.  Please mark your calendar for - Saturday May 19, 2018 from 11:0 0 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with some venues til 10:00 pm. 

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