KUVO Live from Dazzle: The Bad Plus

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One of the hottest new modern jazz / fusion / jam bands on the scene today. The Bad Plus returns to Denver for 2 nights of performances at Dazzle this Tuesday and Wednesday. And KUVO is privileged to broadcast the first set on Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm! Only on KUVO Jazz.

Rodney Franks and Venus Cruz will host this exclusive broadcast engagement with The Bad Plus – (Reid Anderson on bass, Dave King on drums and the newest member of the band Orrin Evans on piano.) Tune in or join us at Dazzle!

Denver’s consensus “first call” bassist is a hulk of a man and a heck of a player.  And when he’s not teaching students at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, he’s answering the phone or navigating his appointment book to squeeze in the next gig. Ken Walker brings his Sextet to Dazzle at Baur’s this Friday, October 27, and KUVO listeners will get to hear the first set LIVE, beginning at 6:30pm.

KC Confidential

The 59th edition of the Grammy Awards® is just a few weeks away. In the jazz category, the nominees for the vocal album of the year this time around are: Kurt Elling’s disc with Branford Marsalis; Gregory Porter’s Take Me to the Alley; Catherine Russell’s Harlem on My Mind; Tierney Sutton’s The Sting Variations; and René Marie’s Sound of Red. And if you were to look at last year’s list of nominees in the jazz vocal category, you would find Karrin Allyson’s Motema CD, Many a New Day.

Join hosts Rodney Franks of "Into the Evening" and Carlos Lando of First Take when KUVO  broadcasts LIVE from Dazzle Jazz on Friday, December 16 - 7pm when Houston Person performs. Get Tickets!

Grammy nominated organist Pat Bianchi, continues to establish himself as one of the foremost organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity as well as his sensitivity and versatility are rivaled by few. His most recent release, “A Higher Standard” is further proof of this. When Pat is not leading his own trio, he has the honor of performing with jazz guitar icon Pat Martino and also he continues to perform with NEA Jazz Master, bebop saxophone legend Lou Donaldson.