Colorado Gives Day

Thank you for Supporting KUVO on Colorado Gives Day!

Dec 4, 2017

What a difference a day makes! Colorado Gives Day is a successful online giving option that powers KUVO, and many non-profits in our community. Please join us in supporting KUVO’s community of jazz, blues, young up-and-coming talents, and our incredible lineup of specialty shows. Give where you live …today’s the day! Click HERE, and be sure to select KUVO under ‘Where do you want your donation directed?’

Kearney Middle School jazz band has performed at KUVO eight of the last nine years. Kearney Middle School students are given instruments to use free of charge. Band director Michael Snodgrass attended Kearney Middle School and Adams City High School. The Kearney Middle School Jazz Band will be joined by maestro Walter Barr on trumpet and saxophone and flute master Dave Thrush. Kearney Middle School is located in the garden district of Commerce City Colorado. Adams County School District 14 has a long history of supporting music and the arts.

Celebrating Young Musicians: CCJA presents The Sharp 5

Nov 30, 2016

The Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to creatively express themselves through the language of jazz. CCJA gives young musicians all across the Front Range life-changing musical experiences, mentored by the region’s most sought-after authentic professional jazz musicians, who help them reach whatever level of mastery they desire while feeling connected and supported as they explore their artistic selves.

How many universities can say that they have their very own mariachi band? Yours can!
Founded in 2013, Mariachi Los Correcaminos – or “the Roadrunners” – was created by a small group of Adams City High School alumni who united as students at MSU Denver over their love of mariachi.

For Colorado Gives Day, KUVO celebrates music education and young musicians. To that end, we sought out a real jazz professor, acclaimed pianist Lynne Arriale. In an April 2011 column in Jazz Ed Magazine titled "Efficient practice," she calls a good practice "the highest priority" and "the foundation for musical growth and creativity." But she finds she has to unteach some bad habits before she can train her students in the good habits.  

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