Music Notes

Jazz Appreciation Month
5:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Jazz Appreciation Month Trivia: Day 2


What famous jazz pianist had his singing career squashed because he sounded too much like Nat King Cole?

Every day during April, we're going to challenging your knowledge of the music, the players, the history. We'll draw one name from each day's correct answers and award that person a CD from the KUVO Vault.

  Please, no Google, or else it's no fun. All correct answers are eligible to win a CD from the KUVO Vault. Entry into this question is open until 11:59pm, 4/2/14.

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Brad Mehldau Trio
7:41 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Brad Mehldau Trio in Boulder

The Brad Mehldau Trio performs on Sunday, April 6 at the Boulder Theater. Mehldau’s musical personality forms a dichotomy. He is first and foremost an improviser, and greatly cherishes the surprise and wonder that can occur from a spontaneous musical idea that is expressed directly, in real time. But he also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music, and it informs everything he plays.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
7:16 am
Tue April 1, 2014

We like our music live!

Perry Smith and Tom Gershwin

During April the Phyllis A Greer Performance Studio is going to be a busy place. We've scheduled several live performances and more will be announced as we confirm them. Tune in! Or, consider becoming a member of KUVO's Studio Club - because you could be sitting in the front row for each of these special performances!

Here's the current line-up:

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Jazz Appreciation Month
6:04 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Live it, learn it, love it, support it: JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Throughout the month of April, KUVO/KVJZ will be exploring the Feeling of Jazz. We have special programming planned, lots of live music to be broadcast from the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio, some trivia and other social media fun , and more.

About the Jazz Appreciation Month Poster:

In 2014, the National Museum of American History will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with the theme Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme, to pay tribute to John Coltrane and the 50th anniversary of his composition "A Love Supreme."

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Vinyl Vault
11:11 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Matrix - Fusion in 1981

This week’s Vinyl Vault features the album “Harvest” from the band Matrix. This 1981 album features plenty of brass on top of a fusion-oriented rhythm section. It was a rare, but tasty departure for the usually straight ahead oriented Pablo Today record label. Dig the Vinyl Vault tonight at 8:30 on KUVO/KVJZ.