jazz guitar

On Stage: "Guitars"

Dec 4, 2017

This Sunday, December 10, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features guitarist Dale Bruning and some other guitar-centric sounds from the Gypsy Swing Revue and the New West Guitars.

Dale Bruning’s legacy on the Denver jazz scene is secure.  He’s been swinging in these parts since the 1960s, and among his guitar students is new Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee Bill Frissell.  He’s performed several times live on KUVO. We’ll be featuring music from his May 2007 session in quintet format with Ali Ryerson, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Simon and Paul Romaine.

Sean McGowan | Mar 7

Mar 6, 2017

Sean McGowan is a fingerstyle jazz guitarist who combines many diverse musical influences with unconventional techniques to create a broad palette of textures within his compositions and arrangements for solo guitar. His first recording River Coffee won the Best Independent Release of the Year Award from Acoustic Guitar magazine and music from the recording has been published in Japan’s Acoustic Guitar magazine and Mel Bay’s Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar, Vol. 3.

Mark Elf is a gifted guitarist who early in his career played in the band led by “The Mighty Burner”-Charles Earland as well as other leading organ players; Jimmy McGriff and Richard “Groove” Holmes.