Steve Chavis

Program Director & Host

Steve began his career in public radio as an intern in Detroit and at KGNU in Boulder. Before coming to KUVO, Steve was news director for KBCO, KHOW and KHIH and spent a dozen years directing communications for an international non-profit organization based in Denver. 

When he's not tinkering with behind-the-scene details or writing memos, Steve can be heard on the air filling in for various hosts around the KUVO schedule. 

Steve and his bride, Theonita, have been married 32 years. They are the parents of two sons, two daughters, a son-in-law, and grand-humans to their German shepherd mix “Bella.”

For instant news and community updates, follow Steve on Twitter! You can also contact Steve at steve@kuvo.org

Denver’s consensus “first call” bassist is a hulk of a man and a heck of a player.  And when he’s not teaching students at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, he’s answering the phone or navigating his appointment book to squeeze in the next gig. Ken Walker brings his Sextet to Dazzle at Baur’s this Friday, October 27, and KUVO listeners will get to hear the first set LIVE, beginning at 6:30pm.

This Sunday, October 29th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of vocalist Barbara Morrison. We’ve been privileged with a couple of visits from this talented jazz maven over the years, in November 2002 with the Summit Jazz All Stars, and in 2010 with Houston Person, and Denver’s “first call” trio.

Hurricane Records

Lovers of the New Mexico sound are saddened to hear of the passing Sunday of Al Hurricane at age 81. His death was reported on the official fan Facebook page.  Various reports describe a battle with prostate cancer.  Hurricane performed a “farewell tour” in 2015.

This Sunday, October 22 at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a very special recording of NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, who performed at the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio at KUVO in 2015.

This Sunday, October 15 at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features highlights from 11 CDs, all recorded at the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio, on the premises of KUVO Radio!

Witnessing these blowout sets were members of the KUVO Studio Club – regular, ongoing donors to KUVO.  They are hip to one of the hottest, most intimate jazz spots in the Mile High City.

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