Jazz Appreciation Month
7:16 am
Tue April 1, 2014

We like our music live!

Perry Smith and Tom Gershwin
During April the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio is going to be a busy place. We've scheduled several live performances and more will be announced as we confirm them. Tune in! Or, consider becoming a member of KUVO's Studio Club - because you could be sitting in the front row for each of these special performances!

Here's the current line-up:

Thurs. 4/10, 4pm - The Jason Klobnak Quintet -  Jason Klobank - trumpet; Elijah Samuels - tenor sax; Annie Booth - piano; Ian Hutchison - bass; Paul Mullikin - drums. The Klobnak Quintet is formed of graduates of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.  Their latest (and first) album, "Mountain, Move" was released last year.

Tues. 4/15, 7pm - Metro State University of Denver Jazz Ensemble - under the direction of Ron Miles

Sat. 4/19,12 noon - The Eric Gunnison Group - side players to be announced. Eric is a member of the Jazz faculty at DU's LaMont School of music, leader of several projects, a member of Convergence, and a  former Carmen McRae accompanist

Wed. 4/23, 5pm - Tom Gershwin & Perry Smith  - Tom Gershwin - trumpet; Perry Smith - guitar  Tom and Perry released an albums of duets, "Sweet Pastimes" on Dazzle Recordings in 2012.  NYC-based Perry is a member of the New West Guitar Group.  Tom is a Denver-based player with performs with the Legacy Jazz Orchestra, Soul Explosion, and many other groups.

Thurs. 4/24, 7pm - Jon Wirtz's NuSkool - Jon Wirtz - piano & keyboards; Tyson Ailshie - bass; Hogans Daniel - drums  Jon Wirtz is an Ohio-raised, Denver-based player who has led a number of projects and has appeared with many groups.  His latest album, "Tourist" was released last year.

Thurs. 4/30, 5pm - The Rich Chiaraluce Quintet  Rich Chiaraluce - alto sax; Al Hood - trumpet; Dave Hanson - piano; Ken Walker - bass; Todd Reid - drums   Rich is a highly respected sideman and educator in town.  Most of his band comes from the Jazz faculty at DU's Lamont School of Music (except for Todd, who teaches at CU-Denver)

Thurs. 4/30, 7pm- The Big Panic Big Band - Gary LeFrancois - drummer and leader Formerly known as the "Buddy Project Big Band".  They specialize in charts and music made famous by the volcanic Buddy Rich Big Band and they feature many players who perform with the great Metropolitan and Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestras.