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GoodRattle Hard-Bop Quintet | May 26

May 19, 2018
nocturnejazz.com

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group features Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and Dru Heller on drums.

Don Byron's Farewell Show | May 22

May 16, 2018
dazzlejazz.com

For well over a decade, Don Byron has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation.

Robert Johnson Quartet Album Release Show | May 16

May 14, 2018
nocturnejazz.com

Robert Johnson has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Angela Brown and Stan Getz and has appeared in national and regional productions of Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, Blues In The Night, A Brief History Of White Music, Showboat, The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and as the voice of the plant in Little Shop Of Horrors. Robert has sung The National Anthem at fourth game of the 1976 World Series in New York and the 1984 NBA All-Star game in Denver.

KUVO Jazz wraps up Jazz Appreciation Month with its Spring Membership Campaign, and you will be treated to even more LIVE music. Because, after all, Jazz is LIVE!

During this Spring Pledge Drive (Thursday, April 26 through Friday, May 4), we’ll spotlight recordings made in KUVO’s Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio (from an archive of around 1,200 sessions!), and from Blue Note clubs around the world, jazz venues in the Northwest US, and past International Jazz Day recordings.

Robert Johnson & The Mark Diamond Trio

Apr 12, 2018

The KUVO Studio Club welcomes Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio to the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on Monday, April 30 at 5pm. This band was initially created for a residency at the jazz club Nocturne, in Denver, CO.  The performances were so successful, enjoyed by both the audience and band members alike, that the band decided to continue performing together. Scott Martin on piano, Russ Meissner on drums, and Mark Diamond on bass, form the foundation for the amazing vocals of Robert Johnson, who was a member of Stevie Wonder's band for five years.

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