On Stage: The Best of “Live at the Oasis”

Feb 19, 2018

This Sunday, October 25 at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features highlights from 11 CDs, all recorded at the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio, on the premises of KUVO Radio!

Witnessing these blowout sets were members of the KUVO Studio Club – regular, ongoing donors to KUVO.  They are hip to one of the hottest, most intimate jazz spots in the Mile High City.

Local Musician Spotlight: Drummer Mike Marlier

Feb 15, 2018

If you love drums and love to hear exciting jazz drumming, don’t miss Mike Marlier.  One of the best ways to enjoy him is with The Mayhem Trio of Marlier, Eric Gunnison, and Bijoux Barbosa.  They have been playing together for nearly 20 years, producing a sound that is edgy, intriguing, rhythmically complex and always compelling.  They focus on the music of Chick Corea as well as original works by the members.

On Stage: Trumpeter Hugh Ragin!

Feb 14, 2018

This Sunday, February 18, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features trumpeter Hugh Ragin!

Called “a strikingly gifted post-bop trumpeter” by AllAboutJazz.com, Hugh Ragin has a long list of credits and associations, from the avant-garde of Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton to celebrated series of collaborations with David Murray and Fred Wesley.  A director of the Colorado Jazz Workshop and on the music faculty in the Denver Public School system, Ragin says “technique include the knowledge of the instrument as well as knowledge of the language.”

If it's February, it means it's once again time for  host Doug Crane's annual "Jazz Goes to the Movies" feature on The Night Beat Jazz Beyond Category. In past years Doug focused on different film genres, composers, locales, Oscar winners etc. He's tossing all of that out for 2018. This year it's film music without category.

It's week two of "Jazz Goes to the Movies" with music from Spartacus, Cars, Valley of the Dolls, The Young Girls of Rochefort and more.  We'll also note the birthdays of Rob McConnell and Maceo Parker plus toss in a couple of tunes for Valentine's Day.

On Sunday, February 11, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features a musical Mardi Gras, with performance recordings spanning 17 years!