Duke Ellington

JAM: Celebrating Duke Ellington

Apr 22, 2017

An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career.

Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. A major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called "American Music" until shortly before his death on May 24, 1974.

"Mood Indigo" | Stories of Standards

Jan 9, 2017

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

Take the A Train! All Duke, All Evening!

Oct 24, 2016

If you’ve visited New York City, Berlin, London, or Paris, you may have had the pleasure of experiencing an intimate, cozy, hideaway where you can relax, enjoy good food and libations, and hear a stunning evening of the best timeless songs. No need to leave Denver to experience a tasteful plethora of your favorite songs made famous by legendary jazz vocalists and affordable French cuisine.

"In A Mellow Tone" | Stories of Standards

Sep 12, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

There’s no reference to Christmas or Santa, but “Cabin in the Sky” is full of heavenly imagery and the spiritual struggles within a man.  In the seasonal tug between materialism and morality, I find it the perfect holiday film.

Little Joe Jackson has money problems, gambling with some dangerous gangsters… and he has woman problems too.  But after taking a bullet at a nightclub, Joe has some business to do with the Almighty.  As he lays at the brink of death, which way will he go - the redemptive path of righteousness and salvation, or the drinking and womanizing of his past?

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