First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 to 9 AM

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 AM. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 

Tune in Thursdays for Arts & Culture features. Every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, KUVO arts maven and Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

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Jazz on Film: La La Land - We are the ones who dream

Jan 20, 2017

The film begins with an opening scene familiar to L.A. residents. A gridlocked freeway on a bright sunny day has motorists stepping out of their cars, but in “La La Land,” they burst into a song and dance number in celebration of the day. There we meet the soon-to-be lovers, Mia and Sebs (Sebastian). But at this moment Mia is rehearsing for an audition and Sebs honks in frustration and pulls ahead while she gives him the finger.

Jazz on Film: Bayou Maharajah - The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Jan 1, 2017

There are some instances in his playing that are very unusual and highly complex, but the groove is never sacrificed. Within all the romping and stomping in his music, there were complexities in it that, if one tried to emulate it, what you heard and what excited you on the surface was supported by some extreme technical acrobatics finger-wise that made his music extraordinary as far as I’m concerned. And most of all, it always felt wonderful ... He was an extraordinary musician, both soul wise and groove wise ...

The first thing I did in the interview with Sally Spencer-Thomas was play the PSA from faux "Dr. Rich Mahogany" - a tough guy who knows how to talk men through their pain.

The first thing Dr. Spencer-Thomas did was dispel the myth about the holiday spike in suicides.  "(Suicide rates) are at their highest in the spring, but that doesn't mean we should take our eyes off the issue."

Something sparking is the easy holiday choice, and for good reason says Carolyn Joy, who joins us monthly on "First Take with Lando and Chavis" for a wine and food pairing segment.

Jazz on Film: Terence Blanchard leads next gen composers

Oct 21, 2016

At one time Hollywood and Television couldn’t get enough of jazz scores in its movies shows. An august generation of composers with serious jazz pedigrees are still around—Johnny Mandel (whom we profiled back in 2014), David Amram, Andre Previn, Lalo Schifrin and Quincy Jones to name a few. With all of these guys now in their 80s, some wonder where is the next generation of composers and arrangers will come from.

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