Erik Troe

Host, Jazz Caravan

Gee whiz! Whoda thunk that the son of Iowans could have reached the heights of cosmopolitan prestige as host of a two-hour program on the nation's number-one jazz and blues station? It really does go to show that you really can be anyone you want to be in this land of ours...

Although Erik was born in LaGrange, IL (just like John A. Lewis of my favorite group, the Modern Jazz Quartet), he's been a Denverite since 1981. Erik's father, a trumpeter, introduced him to the sound of jazz via his collection of Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson records.

Erik's association with KUVO began in the summer of 2002. Erik said, "I came [to KUVO] thinking I had something of a solid background in jazz, but boy, was I humbled by the encyclopedic knowledge of Ed Danielson, Rodney Franks, Carlos Lando and others on staff."

As host of the Jazz Caravan, Erik enjoys filling in the gaps of his own musical education - an ongoing process, of course - share his passion for music with you on the air!

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NPR has reported and family sources confirm the death of modern Jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver.  He was 85.  Following considerable sideman experiences in his home state of Connecticut and New York City with Stan Getz, Milt Jackson and Miles Davis, Silver became a co-leader, along with drummer Art Blakey, of the Jazz Messengers.

For your membership to KUVO/KVJZ at $20 a month, we'd love to send you this 6-CD boxed set: Concord Records 30th Anniversary, plus a new jazz89 hoodie or long sleeved T-shirt featuring a divine Sarah Vaughan graphic.

I'm a most lucky fella! We've got live music featured both Thursday and Friday on the JAZZ CARAVAN this week. Yay!