Andy O'Leary

Host, The Nightside with Andy O

Andy will mark 25 years with KUVO on Labor Day 2014.  He started as a volunteer on-air host and eventually became the stations'  Music Director. He still is involved with KUVO as the  host of Sunday nights' Jazz Tales. Andy was born in New York City but has lived in Denver virtually all his life. He’s half Irish and half Shoshone and revels in coming from two distinct and rich cultures. One of the many reasons he feels KUVO is so very important to listeners is its' attention to various cultures.

Currently Andy is the leader of the eclectic band Coyote Poets of the Universe, who are recording their sixth CD.

Andy lives next to the Highline Canal and when he isn’t playing music, writing, performing or broadcasting he spends time walking on the canal and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.

Tune to KUVO in Sunday night August 27 at 8pm to midnight as Andy delves into the new album by Drummer Matt Wilson. "Honey and Salt" which received 5 stars from Downbeat. It's Poetry inspired Jazz at its finest with a stellar line up of musicians.

All the words on the album, be they song lyrics or spoken words were written by the Pulitzer prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States Carl Sandburg; and features recitations by Jazz Musicians; Christian McBride, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Carla Bley, Joe Lovano and Rufus Reid and actor comedian Jack Black.