Local Musician Spotlight: Bob Montgomery

Jun 20, 2017

Bob Montgomery is yet another example of an international talent who has settled in Colorado by choice to enjoy the great local musicianship we all appreciate here in Denver.

Bob has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States.

100 (More) Great Performances

Jun 16, 2017

KUVO hosts presented their picks for “100 (More) Great Performances" on Thursday, June 15. Compiled by KUVO hosts, it’s a playlist of exceptional jazz – must hear songs. We’re digging deeper and filling in the blanks, to present the most unforgettable, “desert-island,” can’t-do-without, slam-dunk super songs in jazz!  Tune in all day –  for the best music on the planet, on KUVO!

Interview: Jean-Luc Ponty

Jun 9, 2017

Susan Gatschet of Take Note caught up with Jean-Luc Ponty to talk about his tour and music. Ponty will be at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, June 13 at 8pm.

Curtis Mayfield: Traveling Soul

May 27, 2017

There are two Mayfields here--father Curtis (b. 1942) and son Todd. You know Curtis Mayfield, the Chicago rhythm and blues and soul music giant (leader of The Impressions and composer of the movie soundtrack Super Fly). In this book, Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield, Todd writes of his Dad’s music and personal life, including his alleged womanizing and tendency to lock himself in his room away from the family—in the early years composing music and later hiding his drug use.

Local Vocalist Spotlight: Teresa Carroll

May 20, 2017

Another one of Denver Jazz’ pride and joys is Teresa Carroll, singer.  Teresa was trained in voice at Ithaca College, at the Harlem School of the Arts, and with vocal coaches in New York.  Known primarily as a jazz singer, she has sung opera for four years at Mike Bernardi’s, winning many accolades, including Best Opera Singer for Westword’s “Best Of” edition.  Westword also awarded her “Best Jazz Singer.”  Now, that’s a range!