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!
You can reach Erik at Erik@KUVO.org.