Music Notes

Jazz Appreciation Month
4:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

It starts with Billy Strayhorn - Wednesday trivia

Young Billy Strayhorn

Good morning - here's your Wednesday trivia for Jazz Appreciation Month -
In 1935, 19 year old Billy Strayhorn wrote his first full-scale musical show "Fantastic Rhythm". It ran in the Pittsburgh area until 1938 and helped to kickoff the careers of two budding jazz musicians (one vocalist and one pianist). Who were they?
As always, you have until 11:59pm today, 4/24/14 to submit your answer. You may submit it in the comments box below or on our Facebook page. All correct answers are eligible to win a CD from KUVO.

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Bad Plus
11:18 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Bad Plus pushes the limits

Credit Andrea Canter

  The Bad Plus — bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King — have a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits on what is expected of a piano-bass-drums trio. You can find out for yourself as they perform at Dazzle Jazz on April 29 and 30.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
11:52 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Tom Gershwin Duo, featuring Perry Smith

  At KUVO, we are celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with live music!

Tune in on Wednesday, April 23 at 5pm for trumpeter Tom Gershwin, as he explores the broad range of classic jazz in his duo project. Featuring guitarist Perry Smith, the duo performs intimate ballads, jovial swing tunes, and bebop.

David Amram
11:13 am
Mon April 21, 2014

David Amram's New York

New Series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Celebrates Composer and Musician's Archives

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Jazz Appreciation Month
7:22 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Spring Trivia!

The weekend weather in Denver inspired today's Jazz Appreciation Month trivia question.

Name a jazz song about "spring". It could be in the title, tune could be about a spring month, could have a composer with a spring-ish name. Be creative! Convince us! I wonder how many we can think of?

Monday special - ALL entries are eligible to win a CD from KUVO. Post your response below or on our Facebook page before 11:59pm on 4/21/14.

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