latin jazz

Music
3:26 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

August CD of the Month: Jazz meets the Classics

Paquito D’Rivera was a child prodigy on sax and clarinet, by the time he was a teen, he had already traveled to New York and Santo Domingo to perform as a featured soloist with an orchestra.  In his native Cuba he had played with the  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and became the youngest endorser of Selmer instruments. While visiting New York he promised himself that one day he would relocate to N.Y.

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Jazz Education
12:24 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Coolest summer school ever: CCJA's Latin Jazz workshop

Credit www.jazzarts.org

This summer on Wednesday nights at KUVO's Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio,  the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts has been instructing students ages 7 through 18 in  the fine points of Latin Jazz.  Instructor Eric Trujillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe what it takes to teach Latin Jazz to young musicians.

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In the Studio
12:07 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Mile High Afro-Cuban with the Kent Denver Azucartones

Kent Denver's Azucartones, live on KUVO July 8th @ 7:00 PM

This month on the High School Collegiate series we air a pre-recorded program from the very near past: We're proud to present a broadcast with a Latin Jazz group from the Kent Denver School, the Azucartones , under the direction of Stephen Holley.  These young players recently absorbed the authentic sounds of Old Havana while studying in Cuba, and know their way around hot Caribbean rhythms.  Tune in and witness for yourself with your host Geoff Anderson this Tuesday, July 8th at 7:00 PM.    

Our thanks to the following sponsors of the High School Collegiate Series:

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Jazz on Film
3:34 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Calle 54: A Celebration of Latin Jazz

Calle means street in Spanish, and Calle 54 is a street any jazz fan would love to live on. This film is such a celebration of the absolute best in Latin jazz that you will want to turn it up loud, invite the neighbors over, break out the liquid refreshments,and make a party out of it. The musicians certainly did.

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